Will you Mari-nade Me?
We have been on the go for a few months now, and cooking sometimes falls by the wayside. However, I just feel better when I am cooking versus eating out, so getting back into the kitchen on a regular basis is one of my current goals ~ and finding quick and easy recipes is the way to go these days. So, what better to turn to was my favorite, easy, healthy marinade made from ponzu sauce, ginger, garlic and mustard! Hey now. I used this last night on my baked wild salmon, but it also works great on chicken and steak too! It is the perfect balanced flavor party happening ~ slightly salty, tangy and savory. If I could marry a marinade, it would for sure be this one. Is that weird to say?
*The recipe is used for 1 pound piece of fish. Feeds 2-3 humans depending on hunger. Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped ginger 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped garlic 1/2 cup ponzu sauce 3 Tablespoons organic Dijon mustard 1 lemon salt pepper
Directions: 1. Peel and chop ginger (about 1 inch of your root). 2. Peel 3-4 garlic gloves and chop. 3. Pour 1/2 cup ponzu sauce over 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard and give a stir. 4. Add ginger, garlic, a squeeze of a half a lemon (no seeds!), a few pinches of salt and a few grinds of cracked pepper into the mixture and give it a few whisks. You marinade is done.
Again, you can use this marinade for any protein (or veggies)! However, here is my salmon recipe: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. 2. Rinse your 1 pound piece of salmon under running water. Pat dry. Wash hands. 3. Make a few diagonal cuts across the fish and pour on your marinade. Make sure to get all the ginger and garlic right on there...cover the entire top of the fish real good.4. Squeeze the other half of your lemon (no seeds!) onto the salmon. Top with one or two more grinds of cracked pepper. Say thanks to your fish. 5. Bake for 14 minutes or so and then do a quick flash broil (keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn). 6. Remove from oven. Let cool. Serve. Smile.