Japanese Salmon with Watercress

This is a great way of making healthy food exciting. A fresh salmon fillet is lightly grilled and glazed with a Japanese-style soy and mirin sauce and garnished with fresh watercress leaves. Easy and quick to prepare with maximum flavour.

Japanese Salmon with Watercress
Serves 4
  1. 4 Salmon fillets, skin on, at room temperature
  2. 50ml Sake
  3. 25ml Mirin
  4. 50ml Dark soy sauce
  5. 1 tbsp. Sugar
  6. 75g Watercress leaves, washed
  7. Walnut oil, to dress or Olive oil
  1. In a saucepan set over a high heat, add the sake and reduce by two thirds. Once the sake has reduced add the soy, mirin and sugar and reduce by half until a glossy sauce consistency is achieved. Keep warm.
  2. Reheat a grill to high. Lay the salmon fillets skin side up on a grill pan and grill until the skin goes crispy. Turn the salmon over and grill for a further 2-4 minutes or until done to your liking. Brush with a little of the sauce and place under the grill for 30 seconds to caramelize.
  3. In a large bowl, dress the salad leaves with a little walnut oil. Lay the salmon onto a plate and glaze with the sauce. Add the leaves alongside and serve.
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  1. September 7, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    This is precisely the type of simple, flavorful food I adore on a weeknight. Love the watercress to balance the richness of the salmon. Can’t wait to give this a go at home!!!

    • ArtisanTraveller
      September 7, 2017 / 11:03 pm

      Thank you so much Jeanette for those kind words – enjoy making it and tweet me the results!

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