Saturday, March 24, 2012

Salmon With Ginger-Shiitake Sauce

  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 3 oz. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 small head garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 t. sea salt
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 4 oz. shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 c. dry red wine
  • 1 T. garlic chives, chopped
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 salmon steaks
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Long garlic chive shoots for garnish


  1. Heat 3 T. olive oil at medium-low in a large sauce pan.
  2. Add ginger and garlic. Cook until soft.
  3. Add 1/4 t. salt, soy sauce, and butter.
  4. When butter has melted, add mushrooms and cook gently for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add wine and raise heat to medium. Cook until sauce has been reduced and is thick.
  6. Add chopped chives and keep sauce warm while cooking fish.
  1. Heat 1 T. olive oil at medium-high in a large skillet.
  2. Just as the oil begins to smoke, add the salmon steaks.
  3. Cook steaks for 3 minutes. Turn and cook 5 more minutes.
  4. When steaks are done (flakes easily with a fork), transfer to plates. Spoon on sauce and top with long chive shoots for garnish.

Yield: 2 servings

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