Ginger-Glazed Salmon Steak On Basil Mashed Potatoes with Sesame Asparagus
Ginger Glaze: 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced scallion, white part only
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon hot chili paste
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup Mirin (Japanese rice wine) or dry sherry
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 7-ounces salmon steaks
Salt Fried basil leaves, for garnish Basil mashed potatoes Sesame asparagus
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Make glaze: In a small saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer 30 seconds and remove from heat. Cool to room temperature.
Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed, ovenproof skillet until smoking. Season salmon with salt. Sear first sides until golden brown. Turn steaks and roast in oven for 3 minutes. Brush with Ginger Glaze. Roast for 1 minute more. Serve with potatoes and asparagus, garnished with basil leaves.