Fish is my favorite meat in this world and am partial to the following: bangus and salmon …I could eat these two everyday! They really taste good no matter how you cook them. Good thing Seaking sent us a few packs recently for promotion. Seaking is a big local brand but their salmon comes all the way from Alaska where they are caught in the wild. This is a big deal since there’s a lot of talk lately about salmon not being so healthy because of the use of antibiotics when they are “farmed.”
Our Seaking package consisted of three kinds of salmon cuts: Pink Salmon Steak, Keta Salmon Slab, and Keta Salmon Chunks.
Note: Keta is not to be confused with Keto, hehe. It’s actually a kind of Pacific Salmon which is diet-worthy because of its low fat content. Furthermore, it is low in sodium and is a good source of Omega-3 and Vitamin B12, among others.
The first pack I decided to try was the Seaking Keta Salmon Slab. This cut is usually popular for recipes like Baked Salmon a la Conti’s but I was craving for Japanese taste so opted for my fish in teriyaki glaze. It’s the basic teriyaki sauce recipe (normally soy sauce + Japanese mirin + brown sugar or honey) but I opted to add freshly squeezed orange juice since there were extra oranges lying around our kitchen.
The result was restaurant-worthy all right! The dish is perfect enough to be paired with rice or pasta or Asian noodles. Sides of steamed veggies complete the balanced diet 😀
Here’s the recipe for SEAKING SALMON SLAB IN ORANGE TERIYAKI SAUCE –
1. Pan fry or sear the salmon slab/s in olive oil until brown on all sides. Push with the ladle to one side.
2. Using the same pan, pour about 1/2 cup juice pressed from one orange
3.Add chopped two cloves garlic. Then put in pre-mixed 4 tbsp. soy sauce, 2 tbsp mirin, and a tsp of brown sugar or honey. Season to taste, add a little salt or sugar if necessary.
4. In a separate bowl filled with 1/4 cup hot water, mix one tsp. corn starch and add to simmering sauce pan to thicken the sauce.
5. This time, put fish slab in middle of pan and spoon some of the sauce on top.
6. Turn off heat when sauce is sticky enough and serve the salmon with vegetable sidings and rice, noodles or pasta. Being Pinoys, rice is best for this rich-tasting fish dish. ENJOY!!!