When my mother was still an undergraduate student attending a Japanese university in Tokyo in 1970s, she took a trip by herself to a small island in Okinawa. It was a small island which she could cycle around in one day. When she came back for dinner at a place she was staying, she was shocked to see a bowl of miso soup with bright-colored tropical fish in it. She was not accustomed to seeing tropical fish and the idea of eating them as an ingredient for miso soup was a bit shocking to her. I just remembered this story when I saw bright colored fish in Hong Kong’s wet market. I still am unsure about how to cook some of the fish sold in Hong Kong (I’m more than welcome to learn!) so I tend to reach out for ones I’m more accustomed with, and one of them is salmon. Today I’d like to share herby lemon salmon I cooked last night using Regency’s fisherman’s seafood spices.
Tips: Although I didn’t mention in the cooking instruction, you can also wrap each salmon fillet in an aluminum foil and then transfer to oven for baking. I also baked shredded potato (drizzled with olive oil and salt) with salmon.
Recipe: Herby Lemon Salmon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 salmon fillets (about 100g each)
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ to 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 2 cloves of garlic (optional)
- Regency’s fisherman’s seafood spices (as needed)
- 2 tablespoon butter
- Mince the garlic and set aside.
- Coat or spray a baking tray with the olive oil and place salmon fillets with their skin side down.
- Drizzle the lemon juice, then sprinkle salt, sugar, minced garlic and Regency’s fisherman’s seafood spices over each salmon fillet. (Please note the amount indicated in the ingredients is for 2 fillets, i.e. 1 clove of garlic for 1 fillet)
- Place the butter on top of each salmon fillet and transfer to oven.
- Bake for about 20 minutes at 200ºC.
This article was written by Chia.
I’m a freelance translator with background in biology. Upon meeting my future husband in Spain, I moved to Hong Kong to start our lives together. I’m still exploring what Hong Kong has got to offer