Dinner time was creeping up on me and I had no plan. Only four of us would be home on that night. Usually, when Jim is gone we have pancakes but that didn’t sound good. I wanted something fast and easy, but different. Inspiration came from one bag of salmon fillets in the freezer, which isn’t enough for 6 of us, but perfect for 4. When I spied the bottle of sesame seed oil in the pantry, I knew I was on to something good.
I decided to grill the salmon in foil packets with a simple, flavorful sauce made with soy sauce and sesame seed oil.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4-8 salmon fillets, thawed (I used 4, but use more if you’re feeding more people. You won’t need to double the sauce, as there will be plenty.)
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
- ½ tsp. sesame seed oil
- 2 green onions, sliced
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Place each salmon fillet in a piece of foil that is large enough to fold into a packet.
- Stir the soy sauce and other ingredients together. Spoon a couple tablespoons of sauce over each fillet. There will be extra sauce, which is tasty over white rice.
- Grill the packets on an outdoor grill for 10-15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Or bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
I love a dinner that is so easy and speedy to make, but is so full of flavor. And there’s something about eating salmon that just feels healthy to me.