I often find myself alone at dinnertime due to The Hubs frequent traveler status, and I have to say, I’m pretty darn awesome at making single serving meals. This soy ginger salmon can easily be made for a crowd, but on this winter evening, it’s just me, and my home grown dinner.
Although I miss The Hubs when he’s gone, solitude works for me. I think other creative spirits will sympathize with my frequent need for quiet contemplation. When I get “in the zone”, even if that means just staring off into space while formulating and idea, I cannot be disturbed. Sorry Hubs, I don’t want to hear about football right now.
After all, without The Hubs’ absence, this blog never would have been born.
I’m pretty proud of this meal because I grew the carrots, broccoli and herbs myself, and I got the lemon from a friend’s tree. The only thing I purchased was the salmon filet. I planted those carrot seeds last March, and I’m finally enjoying the fruits of my labor….even if they are a bit stubby. All those moments of quiet contemplation out in my garden have led me to this delicious dinner for one.
Simple, healthy, fresh and tasty. That’s the way I like to eat. This soy ginger salmon is all of those things. The Hubs is more of a spicy, carb and meat-centric type of guy, so I’ll save those meals for when he’s in town.
- 1 medium salmon filet
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ Tablespoon minced ginger
- ½ Tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 lemon slices
- 1 cup mixed vegetables, chopped (I used broccoli and carrots)
- 3 sprigs fresh parsley
- 3 sprigs fresh basil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, ginger, garlic and sesame oil.
- Sprinkle salmon filet with salt and pepper.
- Place herbs at the bottom of a Paper Chef Parchment Paper Bag . Alternately, you can create a bag by placing 2 pieces of parchment paper on top of each other and roll up the sides to seal.
- Spread the vegetables on top of the herbs. Drizzle with 1 Tablespoon of the soy mixture.
- Place the salmon on top of the vegetables. Brush with remaining soy mixture. Top with lemon slices.
- Roll up the end of the bag, and cook on a baking sheet for 25 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.