Ginger Peanut Salmon

IMG_2435Hello friends–  Maybe it’s just because I was raised on good old peanut butter sandwiches, but I do love peanuts in just about anything.  The years we lived in Spain, we’d drive 3 hours south to Gibraltar to find the British grocers so we could buy peanut butter!  And in between times, I’d grind up peanuts and salt in the food processor for my own lumpy version of peanut spread.  So, or course, when I saw this recipe i just had to give it a try.  Spicy peanut-y good.
GINGER PEANUT SALMON
1 tab. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh ginger grated
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tab. soy sauce
1 tsp. Thai sweet chili sauce*
juice of 1/2 lime
2 or 3 tab. water–optional
2 tab. olive oil
1 pound salmon, cut in 4 pieces
salt & fresh ground pepper
1 green onion, chopped to bits,  for garnish

Heat the oil in a pan.  Drop in the garlic and the ginger and cook 1 minute.  Then stir in the peanut butter, soy sauce, chili sauce and lime juice.  If the sauce seems too thick, add a bit of water.  Set it aside.

Heat the 2 tab. olive oil in a pan.  Season the salmon with salt and pepper.  Brown it on high heat, 1 minute on each side.  Then slide it into a 350 degree oven for 4 or 5 minutes, to keep it moist and cooked through.  Serve the salmon topped with the peanut sauce and a sprinkle of green onion.

4 thoughts on “Ginger Peanut Salmon

  1. I love making salmon or fish for that matter in the summer, it takes almost no time to prepare and who wants to stand over a hot stove. This salmon dish sounds really delicious, love the asian flavors they go so well with the salmon,

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