Create a delicious and simple weeknight dinner with this asian-style barbecue roasted salmon with a quick homemade barbecue sauce with Asian flavours like ginger and sriracha.
I know, Asian-style barbecue roasted salmon is quite a mouthful. And to be honest, you’re probably thinking I’m crazy because most of the time, you wouldn’t think to put a barbecue sauce on salmon, would you? I mean, ruin a beautiful piece of salmon with bottled barbecue sauce? No way. But that’s not what I’m doing here at all. A couple of years ago, I made a barbecued salmon (on the actual barbecue) and I loved that way that recipe turned out so I figured I could use those principals for this roasted, melt in your mouth salmon. I went on a bit of a barbecue sauce bender this summer, creating all sorts of sauces, many of which, unfortunately didn’t make it to the blog (there’s always next summer!).
Even though it’s October, the weather has been pretty nice up until now so I’ve still had barbecue sauce on my mind. I dreamt up the idea of creating an Asian-style sauce to pair with fish. You’ll find soya sauce, ginger and sriracha in this homemade barbecue sauce, and these are three flavours that pair so well with salmon. Barbecue sauce is notoriously sweet, but if you make your own, you have complete control over the ingredients and the flavour, I’ve also used ketchup in this barbecue sauce (it’s a pretty standard ingredient when it comes to making your own barbecue sauce) which adds a touch of sweetness and gives the sauce its signature red colour. I like to think that this is the kind of way you might be able to get some kids to eat fish, they love barbecue sauce after all.
Barbecuing fish is not one of the best ways to cook fish because it can be a little finicky. It’s easy to overcook it and I find the idea of barbecuing a few fillets of salmon to be intimidating. I know, we all have things in the kitchen that feel a little out of our depth. Instead, I thought using this asian-style barbecue sauce on the salmon and then roasting it would do the trick. Plus, it’s freezing outside right now so the idea of standing out there barbecuing is so not what I want to be doing.
It’s such a simple and quick sauce to put together and adds a delicious flavour to your fish.
Food for thought
What is your favorite way to prepare salmon?
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