A while ago I wrote and shared a recipe for Oriental beef that tasted so incredibly good, remember? Well, continuing in my quest to try more Asian ingredients and stimulate my palate with exotic flavours, I prepared salmon fillets with hoisin sauce, peanut oil and five spice.
Hoisin is a Chinese dipping sauce made from roasted soy beans. It has a distinct “oriental” flavour and works really well in all Asian dishes. It adds a little sweetness and nuttiness to dishes. It kind of lets me think of an Asian type chutney, maybe. It’s definitely a must-have for the pantry.
The salmon has to lie in the marinade for about 20 minutes before cooking to soak up all the beautiful tastes and flavours. That’s the only time consuming part – cooking goes quick and this is a great lunch or light dinner meal. I suppose the marinade will work well with other fish varieties too, so don’t hesitate if you’re not a salmon enthusiast.