Looking for a new meal to cook up this week? Why not a delicious Asian-inspired salmon dish? Though seafood is one of the most commonly used proteins in traditional Japanese cuisine, that’s not been the case in the West. However, over the past few decades salmon has become more widely known and accessible to people all over the world. And that’s why it’s one of the most popular seafood protein choices today!
It seems the rest of the world has caught on to the wonders of salmon. It’s delicious, nutritious, and, if you opt for Oshēn salmon, it’s sustainable too. Salmon is good for your brain, heart, and taste buds! So, without further ado, let’s explore a salmon Japanese curry meal that honors the dynamic flavors of the country that does seafood best! Here we go:
Spiced Salmon with Sugar Snap Peas and Red Onion
- 4 TB extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp minced garlic (divided)
- 1 tsp Japanese curry
- 4 Oshēn Salmon fillets (6 or 8 oz)
- Salt and pepper
- 2 medium red onions
- 1 pound sugar snap peas (4 cups)
- 2 tsp minced ginger
- 2 TB soy sauce
- 4 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 TB toasted sesame seeds
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Combine 1 TB of olive oil, half the garlic, and the Japanese curry in a small bowl. Then, season your salmon with salt and pepper. Finally, rub the garlic and curry spice blend evenly on the salmon and set aside.
Heat an ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add oil, and once it heats up, place the fish skin-side down on the hot pan. Cook for about 4 minutes, briefly browning just the one side. Once it’s finished, transfer the salmon to a plate.
Reduce the head to medium, leaving the fragrant savory drippings in the pan. Then, add the red onions, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the sweet peas and stir until everything is well combined. Cook for another 6-7 minutes.
Place the salmon, browned-side up, on top of the mixture. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast everything for 5-8 minutes.
Carefully remove the skillet from the oven and pour the sesame oil over your perfectly cooked salmon and vegetables. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds. And finally, plate and serve with jasmine rice. (Or white rice.)
Make Japanese curry salmon with snap peas and red onions for your next seafood meal!
Salmon is a great protein to experiment with when trying new recipes. Since it cooks so fast, you can try all sorts of adventurous meals, even on a weekday! And, to make it even more convenient, you can join our Oshēn club and subscribe to receive regular shipments of our fresh, ocean-farmed salmon. Our salmon arrives right at your door—top quality every time.