Salmon is just one of those things that you could just call comfort food all on its own. I normally don’t like to add too much flavoring to my salmon because I’ve always felt that it ruins the taste, but today was a new experience for me as I added both soy sauce and sesame oil to the salmon!
The key to this salmon is marination! Let it marinate for as long as possible as this will help impart all those good flavors.
I used cauliflower as I happened to need to get rid of it and of course hate cooking it so I thought why not just put it in the oven and save myself the trouble.
I like to use parchment paper when baking as it makes cleaning up so much better.
Sesame-soy Salmon with Cauliflower
- 1/2 lb. chunks of salmon (maybe up to 2 or 3)
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1/2 head cauliflower cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 tsp. sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
- marinate salmon in salt (about 1-1 1/2 tbsp.) for 1 hour then another couple hours with the soysauce and sugar (or I guess you could just marinate it in everything at once but this was how I did it)
- In a baking pan (about 8″x 8″) line with parchment paper, an add in the salmon and cauliflower along with any of the salmon juices. Sprinkle with a little more salt and toss in the sesame oil.
- Bake covered in tin foil for 35-40 minutes, you don’t want to overcook it by any means.