My children are really not great fish lovers, to get them to eat fish I need to come up with a sauce that disguises the flavour somewhat. We all love teriyaki flavour and the fish is delicious served with soba noodles made from buckwheat flour. Salmon is high in healthy long chain omega-3s essential fatty acids that are needed for heart and brain health. The body can't make essential fatty acids so you have to eat them, I try to serve fish a couple of times a week. Be careful when you buy mirin, a lot of brands are full of high fructose corn syrup - I found the spiral brand doesn't contain HFCS.
Teriyaki salmon with soba noodles and greens
2 tbsp tamari
2 tbsp sake
1 tbsp mirin
4 salmon fillets (about 150g each)
2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
greens of your choice, I like a mixture of asparagus, sugar snap peas and broccollini
270 g packet soba noodles
2 greens onions sliced on the diagonal
Combine the tamari, sake and mirin in a small saucepan and bring to the boil for a minute or so. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes
Place the salmon in a glass or ceramic bowl. Pour over soy mixture and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to marinate.
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Drain salmon from marinade, reserving marinade. Add salmon and cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate.
Stir fry mixed greens for 2 minutes or until just tender. Add reserved marinade and bring to the boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, cook noodles following packet directions. Drain. Divide noodles among serving bowls. Top with veggie mixture and salmon. Sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately.