Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Salmon with garlic butter sauce

Finally the patio cover is done and we have some shades to refuge to under this crazy hot weather. Luckily this week the heat has subsided a little, yielding some comfortable evening breezes for me to really enjoy my patio and the backyard for the first time since this summer started. 
I have been abandoned my kitchen for the past few days due to many personal reasons plus my oldest son has been back to school, so I've been expectedly busy with the kids' homework and activities for the past couple of weeks. This salmon dish was prepared last time together with bok choi and cabbage salad dishes, but I didn't get a chance to share with everyone until now. 
The dish is supper easy to prepare and ready in no time for dinner. The flaky and buttery texture of the salmon goes nicely with the garlic butter soy sauce. The combination is quite delicious and addicting. I hope everyone will enjoy it!


1. 1 large piece of skinless salmon filet (about 1.5 lbs)
2. Salt, black pepper, garlic powder
3. Canola oil for frying
4. Sliced scallions for garnish

For the sauce:
1. 4 cloves of garlic (minced) 
2. 2 tbsp of sweet soy sauce
3. 1 tbsp of regular soy sauce
4. 3 tsp of brown sugar or granulated sugar
5. Black pepper
6. 4 tbsp of water 
7. 1/2 stick of salted butter

 - Slice the salmon filet into several pieces about 3-4 inch long and 2 inch wide, sprinkle salt, black pepper and garlic powder on both side of the filet. 

- In a medium frying pan, add 2-3 tbsp of canola oil on medium heat. Pan fry the salmon until golden brown on both sides. Remove from heat and drain excess oil on a piece of paper towel.

- In a small sauce pan, add the butter and 1/2 of the minced garlic. Fry until the garlic slightly brown. Add in other sauce ingredients along with water and simmer on medium heat until some of the liquid has evaporated and the sauce is slightly thicken. Adjust the seasoning to taste and add the rest of the garlic into the sauce. It should taste buttery, garlicky and slightly sweet.

- Transfer salmons onto a serving plate and drizzle the sauce over the salmons. Make sure all the salmon pieces are evenly coated with the sauce. Sprinkle with some scallions and serve immediately with some steamed rice.


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