What on earth is togarashi I hear you cry? It’s a Japanese combination of spices which is warming with a citrus note so it is perfect with salmon and chicken. This recipe allows the togarashi to speak for itself so keep it simple, there’s no point using such a great ingredient if you can’t taste it! I bought the mix at http://www.souschef.co.uk so give it a go and keep in the cupboard for a quick dinner fix.
Ingredients- serves 2
2 boneless salmon fillets
1 tbsp dark soy
1 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp togarashi
1. Start off by lining a baking try with foil and drizzling a small amount of vegetable oil over it to prevent the salmon from sticking. Nobody wants salmon that’s been wrenched off the tray! Combine the soy, mirin and honey in a small bowl and marinade the salmon for between 20- 30 minutes.
2. When you are ready to cook the salmon, simply remove the fillets from the bowl and place on the tray. Sprinkle over the togarashi before popping in the oven on a 180c/ 160 fan heat for 15-18 minutes until the salmon is cooked through.
Serve with noodles or rice and a side dish of your choice. Asian greens that have been lightly stir fried and finished with a little sesame oil are delicious here.
Togarashi salmon- quick, easy and a great introduction to a new combination of flavours!