We don’t eat salmon as often here as we used to in Sens, nor surprisingly, as much as we did in Senegal. I don’t get over to Fresh Paradise, my go to store in Stuttgart with the great fishmonger, as much as I would like. What a pleasant surprise as I was pawing through the freezer fish drawer to find a nice piece of salmon from Fresh Paradise! Salmon fix!
I would have been happy to just add salt and pepper and eat this salmon “au naturel”, but as I was fetching a lemon from the refrigerator, the snow peas and bean sprouts said, “Watashi-tachi o toru!” Look it up, I did :) So I made a quick stir fry with the bean sprouts and snow peas.
Snow Pea and Bean Sprout Stir Fry
1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 scallion, sliced thin
1/2 – 3/4 lb snow peas
1/2 lb bean sprouts
1 -2 tbsp soy Sauce
Black sesame seeds
Heat the sesame oil and briefly soften the scallion. Add the snow peas and saute until crisp tender. Add the bean sprouts and continue to saute for 1 or 2 minutes. Add soy sauce and a little water, then cover and steam for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
Lemon Salmon with Sake
4 salmon fillets
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp sake
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp melted butter
Mix the lemon juice, sake, soy sauce and butter together, place the fillets in a zip lock bag, pour the marinade inside, squish around and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
Sear the salmon in a dry skillet, turning every 2 minutes until cooked, about 6-8 minutes