Sesame Salmon with Shiitake Mushrooms and Pea Shoots
A combination of ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil creates a flavor that's reminiscent of teriyaki sauce but more delicious and nuanced.
Martha Stewart Living, March 2011
- Prep Time 10 minutes
- Total Time 25 minutes
- Serves 4
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 4 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms (8 ounces)
- 4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets, preferably wild sockeye (5 ounces each; 1 inch thick)
- Coarse salt
- 2 teaspoons toasted-sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
- 1 1/3 cups fresh pea shoots (2 ounces)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut out four 12-by-17-inch pieces of parchment; fold each in half crosswise to form a crease, then open.
- Combine soy sauce, ginger, and lemon juice, and toss with mushrooms. Divide evenly among 4 parchment pieces, arranging mixture on 1 side of each crease. Lay 1 salmon fillet on top of each pile. Season each with 1/8 teaspoon salt and the sesame oil. Fold parchment over ingredients; make overlapping pleats to seal.
- Bake on 2 baking sheets (2 packets per sheet) for 10 to 11 minutes for medium-rare or 12 minutes for medium. Unwrap; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Top with pea shoots.
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