Mmm mmm good!! I absolutely love fish, and salmon is so good for you! I’m always on the look-out for new recipes, and when I ran across this one, I knew it would be delicious! I left out several items from the original recipes, mostly due to laziness (ha!), but the fish and the sauce alone were absolutely amazing. I am in love with the Ginger-Lime sauce, and now want to eat it on everything 🙂 If you are looking for something delicious to add to your menu this weekend, this is the dish for you!
Pan-Seared Salmon with Ginger-Lime Sauce
Modified from Food Network
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 4 (6 to 7-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2/3 cup Ginger-Lime sauce (recipe below)
- 1 cup rice, cooked in chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
- 1 serrano chile, chopped
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons minced ginger
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 tablespoons water
For the sauce: combine the garlic, serrano, sugar, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice, and water in a small bowl and stir well. Let the flavors develop by setting the sauce aside for 30 minutes before serving.
Cook rice according to package instructions.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan over moderate heat. Cook the salmon fillets (2 pieces at a time), until they’re golden and just done, 3 to 4 minutes on each side depending on the thickness.
About 2 minutes before the salmon is done, add the garlic slices to the oil to flavor the fish. (If the fillets are thick, cover and cook a few minutes longer.) Remove the salmon and garlic and drain on paper towels.
Arrange the salmon fillet on top of rice and sprinkle a few pieces of the cooked garlic on top. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the sauce and serve immediately.