Salmon Salute

5 Ratings
  • prep time 0 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 4
Salmon Salute

A succulent salmon dish served with quinoa and a Japanese gomaae salad. The following recipe was provided by a competitor from Food Network's Family Cook Off. This recipe has not been tested. If you have made this recipe, make a comment or rate it now.

Easy, Fish, Main

 Courtesy of: Family Cook Off



1 filleted wild sockeye salmon, pin bones removed and cut into 6 ounce portions

1 pinch salt and pepper

½ cup golden brown sugar

1 thinly sliced red onion


1 onion, diced fine

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon oil

1 cup quinoa

½ cup wild mushrooms, rehydrated in hot water

1 ½ cups mushroom liquid

½ teaspoon thyme

salt and pepper

Spinach Gomaae

1 bag washed and cleaned baby spinach

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

2 tablespoons water

1 ¼ tablespoons soy sauce

½ teaspoon white sugar



1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Portion the salmon and place on baking sheet, season with salt and pepper.

3. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cover with sliced onion. Bake until just firm to touch, approx. 10 to 12 minutes.


1. Sauté the onion in oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.

2. Add the garlic once onion is translucent, season with salt and pepper.

3. Add quinoa and continue to sauté until grains are coated with oil.

4. Add the chopped mushrooms and liquid.

5. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to minimum and cover, simmer for 15 minutes.

Spinach Gomaae

1. Blanch spinach in boiling salted water.

2. Remove from water and shock in ice water.

3. Drain spinach and squeeze out excess water.

4. Set aside ½ tablespoon of sesame seeds for garnish. Grind the remainder in pestle and mortar. In a mixing bowl combine sesame seed paste, water, soy sauce and sugar.

5. Toss spinach in sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.

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