Last weekend I was home alone. Although I did miss my boyfriend, I’m also the kind of person who loves “me-time” once in a while. As someone once told me: “You can’t be truly happy, if you can’t be happy all by yourself.” And so I enjoyed a great weekend visiting my dad ♥, practicing yoga, baking a cake, reading one of my to-read books and cooking delicious food for one. It was the perfect weekend to create a “Table for 1”-recipe to share with you guys. Today’s recipe is healthy, easy ánd delicious: Baked honey soy salmon. It’s my go-to recipe when I’m craving a healthy meal.
The best part about this recipe: The salmon is so versatile; it can be used in whatever dish you like. You can serve it with a salad for lunch or serve it with vegetables and a form of carbs for dinner. Personally, I love to eat this salmon with a spinach salad and fresh cut tomatoes. For a dinner with carbs, some fragrant cooked quinoa, oyster sauce sugar snaps and a gorgeous piece of this baked salmon keeps my belly satisfied. Should you have any leftovers (I doubt it..), shred the leftovers to pieces and turn it into an amazing cold salmon salad. Now that’s a top lunch! I’m not kidding, you will love this.
To make this salmon, you will need one small bowl, a microplane grater and a piece of aluminum foil. That’s it. You will add the ingredients for the the marinade in your bowl, mix it up and marinate your salmon in the aluminum foil. Don’t worry, the amount of each ingredient is no exact science. Really, it’s so easy, even my boyfriend loves to make this: No fuss, little dishes, little work.. best recipe ever. (He loves good food, but he’s a lazy cook too hehe… ^_~) Now, marinating this piece of salmon takes just 20 minutes. Just enough time to preheat your oven to 180C and do the dishes. Once you’re done, pop your salmon in the oven for about 20 minutes or until flaky. The salmon is baked, when it flakes when you poke it with a fork. Baking time depends on the thickness of your salmon fillet. Serve the salmon whatever way you like and enjoy the amazing flavor. Who said dinner for 1 can’t be great? 😉
- 200 g salmon fillet
- 40 mL soy sauce
- ½ Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1 tsp grated garlic
- In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, honey, grated ginger and garlic.
- Place the salmon on a piece of aluminum foil and fold it to a boat, leaving the top open.
- Pour the marinade on top of the salmon and close the top.
- Marinate the salmon for 20 minutes and preheat the oven to 180C.
- Bake the salmon in the aluminum foil at 180C for 20 minutes or until flaky.