I do find myself cooking lots of Asian inspired recipes. I suppose you could put it down to my addiction to chillies , fish sauce and lime. I have always loved sour and spicy flavours and Thai food seems to cater to my taste buds extremely well. The benefit of loving Asian food is that it is often very quick to prepare as long as you put in the hard work with the prep , most of which could be done in advance or , as with this recipe, just take a few shortcuts.
My style of Asian cooking involves lots of quick stir frying and curry making for mid week speed and slightly more intricate recipes that I attempt at the weekend. What I love about Asian food is that it involves lots of bold flavours, but the food itself is light as long as you don’t always opt for the coconut based recipes!
This recipe for Teriyaki style salmon with noodles is adapted from my favourite Thai food writer, Vatcharin Bhumichitr, for the noodle part of the dish. The noodles are equaly as delicoous on their own or served with Teriyaki marinated and fried tofu.
Teryaki style salmon with noodles
A Japanese influenced Teryaki style salmon dish best served with stir fried noodles.
- 2 salmon fillets
- 4 tbsp dark soy sauce for the marinade
- 2 tbsp mirin for the marinade
- 1 inch fresh ginger peeled and sliced into matchsticks
- 2 nests of dried egg noodles cooked and refreshed in cold water
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- 1 packet stir fry vegetables ready prepared
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- lime, coriander, red chilli for garnish
- Marinate the salmon in a shallow dish or bowl with the soy, mirin, ginger for around 30 minutes
- Pre-heat the oven to 200c
- Line a baking tray with parchment then place the marinated salmon including the strips of ginger on to the baking tray and roast for 15 minutes
- While the salmon is cooking, heat the oil in a wok. When it's very hot add the garlic and let it sizzle & change colour slightly before adding the veg. After a minute or two add the soy sauces & sugar and cook for no more than another 2 minutes
- Put the noodles in bowls or on plates then top with the roasted salmon fillet
- Garnish with the lime, fresh coriander & chilli