Salmon In Pesto Sauce
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Salmon In Pesto Sauce
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:01:31 AM. Recipe ID 24814. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Salmon in pesto sauce
 Categories: Chinese, Seafood, Ceideburg 2
      Yield: 2 Servings
 
      3 tb Lemon juice
      3 tb Rice vinegar
      3 tb Light soy sauce
      2 tb Sugar
    1/2 ts Salt
    1/2 ts Crushed Sichuan peppercorns
    1/4 ts Freshly ground black popper
      1 tb Dry Sherry
      1 tb Sesame oil
      2 tb Minced fresh ginger root
      2 tb Peanut oil
      1 lb Salmon fillet, in I or 2
           -pieces
      1 tb Cornstarch
      2    Cloves garlic, peeled and
           -minced
      2 tb Minced scallions
      1 tb Minced cilantro
 
  Check this one out.  It has "pesto" in the title, but has no basil in
  it and is a Chinese recipe.  Hmmm...
  
  In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, rice vinegar, 2 Tbs. light soy
  sauce, sugar, salt, Sichuan peppercorns and black pepper.  Set aside.
  In a separate bowl, combine remaining I Tbs. soy sauce, Sherry,
  sesame oil and 1 Tbs. ginger.  Rub fish with mixture and marinate for
  at least 20 minutes. (This can be done several hours in advance.)
  
  Fill a large pan with water and bring to rapid boil.  Meanwhile,
  place a layer of foil in a Chinese steamer tray, covering tray except
  for 1 inch around edges to allow steam to circulate.  Rub foil with a
  little peanut oil.  Lay salmon on foil in tray and place tray over
  boiling water. Cover and steam salmon until light pink, just firm to
  touch and flakes when tested with fork.  (A 1/2-inch-thick fillet
  should take about 5 minutes.)
  
  In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with 1 Tbs. cold water. Place a
  10-inch saute pan over medium-high heat.  Add 1 Tbs. peanut oil. When
  hot, add remaining ginger and garlic.  Saute for 15 seconds, then add
  lemon juice mixture.  Bring to slow boil, stir in scallions and
  cilantro, then stir in small amount cornstarch mixture to lightly
  thicken sauce. Remove from heat.
  
  When salmon is cooked, remove steamer tray and lift fish out on foil.
  Slide fish onto platter or dinner plates.  Spoon sauce over fish.
  Serve at once.
  
  Serves 2 as a main course, 6 as part of a multi-course Asian dinner.
  
  NOTE:  Salmon is excellent served at room temperature or eaten cold
  while you stand in front of the refrigerator.  The pesto sauce is
  good on any steamed, baked, broiled, or grilled firm-fleshed fish
  fillet.
  




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Recipe ID 24814 (Apr 03, 2005)

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