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Recipe for family meals :

Microwave Salmon Teriyaki

This is one of the recipes from Mrs Susie. If you want to find out more about her have a look at her biography page which she has written. Mrs Susie specialises in Oriental cooking. An important first step in Oriental cooking (which I think is important) is at the end of each recipe.

To find out the basic requirements for making Teriyaki have a look at Japanese Teriyaki under Tips,etc.

"The word, teriyaki is a combination of two Japanese words "teri" and "yaki." Teri means luster and yaki means grill or broil".

Ingredients

3/4 lb. salmon fillet
2 heaping Tbs. frozen orange juice concentrate
2 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
1 tsp. finely minced, peeled ginger root
2 Tbs. shoyu
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 Tbs. toasted sesame seed

Method

  • Place salmon fillet, skin side down, in a microwave-safe dish.
  • Combine orange juice, garlic, ginger and shoyu; pour over fish.
  • Microwave, covered, on high for 7 minutes. (If microwave does not rotate, turn after 5 minutes)
  • Test for doneness; cook longer if needed.
  • Serve on platter or plates, covered with sauce and sprinkled with green onions and sesame seeds.

Enjoy!
Mrs Susie

"I have studied oriental cooking quite a bit and the one thing that makes it different from other styles of cooking is: it is 90% preparation and 10% cooking. It is very important to have everything in the recipe already prepared for cooking before you start cooking.

I take a plate and cut up my ingredients as called for in the recipe and place them on different parts of the plate. Only then do I think about cooking. I will put my oil in the pan and, as the things are called for in the recipe, I will sweep them into whatever pan I am cooking with, cook for as long as called for, then add the next ingredient.

Oriental cooking happens so fast. To stop and cut up the garlic (for example) if I had the ginger cooking in the pan would result in burnt ginger before the garlic is finished.

When I am cooking a ten or fifteen course dinner you should see my kitchen. I have plates all over and all my sauces mixed in bowls and everything is ready to cook before I start cooking. This is the right way to do it and necessary to have a well-timed dinner.

Another thing, get yourself a good cleaver that will not rust. You will be surprised how much you will use this for all your cooking, not just oriental cooking. Do yourself a favor and get a good one. I think I paid $20 for mine but again that was 20 years ago".

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