Asian Salmon with Edamame Bean and Udon Noodle Stir FryPosted: January 20, 2013
Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted, life continues to be rather ridiculously hectic at the moment. I only have 20 minutes right now and I’m feeling a little tired and jaded after a great weekend with one of my closest friends visiting (late nights and cocktails!) so thought I’d ease myself back into the blogosphere with this quick and tasty mid-week meal!
I’m a big salmon fan and like to do things a little differently with it from time to time – salmon is brilliant as it is robust enough to take on quite strong flavours. The idea for this marinade originally came from my friend Charlotte.
- Crushed garlic
- Grated ginger
- Rice wine vinegar
- Toasted sesame oil
- Soy sauce
Once again, I don’t really go by measurements – more by taste and look. Just keep adjusting this a little at a time until you’re happy with the balance of flavours. I think the earthy nuttiness of the toasted sesame oil goes brilliantly with the salmon and also in this case the edamame beans.
Pop your salmon fillets in a tin foil parcel, pour over around half of the marinade and wrap up. Leave to marinade for a little while if you have time before putting in the oven.
Once the salmon is in the oven you can forget about it for 15 to 20 minutes and prepare your noodles and vegetables. Sometimes I’ll buy specific vegetables to eat this with – I like pak choi, water chestnuts and baby corn, but other times will be a bit of a cheat and buy a ready made stir fry veg pack. This is a little bit naughty, but you can get nice ones (like this edamame bean one from Sainsburys!) and when you come home late from work and don’t have much time, it makes for a great very quick but very tasty meal with very little preparation time! Anyway, prepare and stir fry your vegetables in some more sesame oil and cook your noodles. Once ready, drain the noodles and add into the wok with the vegetables, pour over the remaining marinade and toss. Whip your salmon out of the oven and serve on top of the noodles and vegetables. Voila! Healthy fast food that is singing with flavours and just makes you feel good!