Monday, September 12, 2011

Not Our Usual Salmon

We eat a lot of salmon. It’s my go-to fish, and I buy wild salmon in bulk. I try to switch up the flavors as best I can, sometimes adding lemon juice and dill, other times teriyaki sauce, or I top it with a fruity salsa. However, all these dishes are still quite similar.

A few weeks ago, I received a box of Kikkoman Kara-Age Soy-Ginger Seasoned Coating Mix through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program.

The box states that the mix is for chicken or fish, and I decided to use it with salmon pieces.

The box comes with easy instructions. I followed the instructions on the box, but I didn’t wet the fish, as I wanted only a very light coating. I also used a lot less oil.

The fish turned out great. It had a slight ginger flavor, and it was a nice change from our usual salmon dishes.

I ate a few pieces for lunch with some tomatoes and avocado.

I also used some of the pieces in Asian-flavored burritos. I coated a tortilla with a bit of Wasabi mayo, added the fish pieces, tomatoes, lettuce, a little lemon juice, and avocado. It was a very tasty meal. Unfortunately, it was a crazy evening, and I didn’t take pictures.

Hubby really loved the fish as it “didn’t taste fishy.” That’s really the ultimate compliment for him when it comes to a fish dish! Smile He also suggested using the coating on whole salmon filets next time and making fish burgers, which I think is an excellent idea!

Questions: What’s your favorite fish? I love halibut, salmon, and sea bass. Which fish do you eat the most? We definitely eat salmon the most, at least once per week. What’s your favorite way to eat fish?

Be well,


  1. I hope there's something like this available here too! Anyway, they look really yummy. Thanks of sharing the info. Hope you're having a great day, Andrea.
    Blessings, Kristy

  2. I don't like fish very much, I only eat white fish and we don't eat it very often either.

  3. Anonymous9/12/2011

    we eat a lot of salmon too! last night we put coconut oil on it and it was fab. yours look good too!

  4. Wow... I absolutely LOVE salmon. Usually I just broil it with some olive oil and garlic. My hubby loves eating it too (like your hubby) because of the non-fishy-ness... thank you for sharing :D It looks mouthwatering O_O

  5. This looks right up my alley! I can't wait to try it. I'd have it with rice and veggies though :)

  6. That sounds delicious Andrea. I like salmon, tilapia and shrimp. I have a variety of recipes that I use to change things up. One of my favorite salmon recipes is this Pineapple Teriyaki one

    My favorite tilapia recipe is pan fried with white wine and capers

    For shrimp this easy pasta dish can't be beat its called Basil shrimp with Feta and Orzo

  7. I know tilapia gets a bad rap for being too bland but I really like it! I like pollock a lot too. I'm not a salmon fan unless it's smoked and inside my bagel!

  8. @My Little Space: It's a very nice and convenient mix. Hope you can find something similar!
    @Fran: My hubby likes mild white fish a lot.
    @FitandFortySomething: Never made salmon with coconut oil. I'll have to try it!
    @Copywriter Blog: We love simple salmon dishes! Broiled with olive oil and garlic is fantastic!
    @Lara: I was worried you would see all the raw tomatoes... ;)
    @Tami: Thanks for the links! Great recipes!
    @Sam: Tilapia is probably my hubby's favorite fish. My older son and I love bagels and smoked salmon. He is off to college and always has it in his fridge... Unfortunately, my hubby is not a fan of smoked salmon, so I don't buy it a lot anymore...

  9. Oh dear does Andy dislike fish?! I love, love love salmon...the "fishier" the fish, the more delicious! What about mae un tang?

  10. oh wait! I remember us talking about this...and Andy saying he dislikes broiled mackerel...and me being shocked! But then, more for you, I guess. ;)

  11. I swear we have identical taste buds!!! Those are my favorite fish too. I LOVE sea bass and Halibut. I had salmon this evening. The TJ kind we both like. :-) That salmon looks yummy. Where do you buy wild salmon in bulk??? I'd love to do that.

  12. This was a great idea! I seriously think Nick might actually enjoy salmon if it was prepared this way. He won't eat it otherwise. He does it anything with a coating this would work! My favorite fish is sea bass, but I've only ever had it from a restaurant. My all time favorite seafood is scallops, does that count as a fish?! Probably not, but it's my favorite, hands down.

  13. I love salmon, tilapia and mahi mahi. We probably eat salmon the most, though...

  14. This sounds delicious!
    I am trying to expand my fish Horizons should we say.
    I do like salmon but don't make it enough.

  15. Halibut is probably my favorite fish, but I never buy it. Salmon is my go-to fish for making myself. Where do you get your bulk wild salmon?

  16. Andrea, this coating sounds and looks so tasty. The color of the salmon is just beautiful. I like all kind of fish...the problem is my husband which always complain about fish being too fishy...
    Hope you are having a wonderful week and thank you for introducing me to this product :-)

  17. your salmon avo/tomato dish looks AMAZING!

    anymore I bake our fish in foil packets with some leafy greens (usually spinach) and a splash of marsala wine.

    I think we should shake it up a bit!

  18. The flavor sounds wonderful! Salmon is by far my favorite, but I LOVE halibut -- just wish it weren't SO expensive!

  19. @Sophia: Yes, more for me! :)
    @Jenn: I have a friend in Santa Cruz who has an "in" with a local fish store. We share a bulk order. Whenever I'm out of that, I buy the wild frozen salmon at Costco.
    @Gina: I love scallops, but I don't make them often enough!
    @Krista: Had forgotten about mahi mahi...
    @Kristen: Thanks!
    @Maryea: I have a friend in Santa Cruz who has an "in" with a local fish store. We share a bulk order. Whenever I'm out of that, I buy the wild frozen salmon at Costco.
    @Juliana: What is it about husbands and "fishy fish?" :)
    @Cindy: Your foil packets sound wonderful!
    @Nicole: Yup. We love halibut, but it is expensive.

  20. Holy smokes Andrea, that looks and sounds delicous. wonder where I can get that coating here in Canada? Hmm.... I'm on the hunt!! Have a great Wed.

  21. Anonymous9/13/2011

    Oooh, yummy! I LOVE salmon. Also love sea bass, mackerel, sardines, and tuna.

    I'm a sucker for an almond crust. I think it complements the fish so well. Also, Sophia has a bomb-ass fish dish where it's put in a bowl of green tea with rice and topped with nori and that dried shrimp stuff. Super yummy and warming.

  22. Wild salmon is my fave fish, too. I can't get enough of it during the summer. My other go-to fish is probably halibut because it's so versatile.

  23. I love anything gingery, this sounds good. I blogged fish today too. The more I read about fish farms, the more concerned I am.

  24. Sadly I'm allergic to fish, so I never make it for my family! Your fish looks beautiful!

  25. I am completely and utterly obsessed with fish:
    I ADORE: Salmon (Skin & Belly & Collar), Unagi (more of a snake), Hamachi Kama (collar), Chilean Sea Bass & Really any fish sashimi style.

    I eat SALMON the most FOR SURE!!!

    And I love to just broil all my fish! I cook it in the broiler with spaghetti squash under it so all the fat oozes into the squash, wow, powerful flavor! :)