The Teriyaki Remedy

This is a variation on the ubiquitous Japanese dish - teriyaki. While slightly reminiscent of a Grandmother’s cold cure (minus the shot of whiskey), the addition of ginger, lemon and honey enriches the sauce for a tangy sweet, yet not cloying result.

Rice is the obvious accompaniment and the cucumber ribbons become a crunchy foil to the rich omega oils of the salmon. It’s a classic with a turbo charge!

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 x 150gm salmon portions
4 x cups medium grain rice cooked
1 x piece telegraph cucumber
Sesame seeds (or any seeds/nuts)
Pickled lemon (optional)
Salt

Teriyaki sauce
125mls soy sauce (Japanese soy if you have it)  
50mls your favourite honey (or try honey dew honey)
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
Juice of 1/2 a lemon (or any citrus juice)

Method

  1. Cook rice using the absorption method.
  2. Crisp salmon skin in medium to hot pan, turn and cook to medium rare. Rest on a paper towel.
  3. Wipe out the pan while warm and add the teriyaki sauce ingredients. Simmer and reduce by one quarter in volume.
  4. Cut cucumber into ribbons – (use a potato peeler). Season with a little salt.
  5. Assemble on a plate with the rice, sauce and cucumber. Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.  Add some pickled lemon if you have it.
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