OVEN-BAKED SALMON IN ORANGE BUTTER SOYA SAUCE
By Frederic Faucheux
INGREDIENTS For the salmon marinade: 200ml cooking sake 200ml mirin 60g Chinese dates 200ml light soya sauce 1 lime 360g salmon, quartered 2 tbsp cooking oil For the orange butter soya sauce: 1 cup orange juice 2 tbsp butter 2 tsp light soya sauce Potato flour, for thickening Bottled pickled daikon or Japanese pickled ginger* *Find bottled pickled daikon and Japanese pickled ginger at Japanese supermarkets like Meidi-ya and Isetan Scotts supermarket. DIRECTIONS 1 Combine all the ingredients for the salmon marinade in a bowl, and marinate the salmon for 2 hours. 2 Preheat the oven to 190 deg C. 3 Pan-sear the salmon skin-side down over high heat for 50sec. Transfer to a baking dish and bake for 7min. 4 In a pan, bring the orange juice to a boil. Add the butter, soya sauce and potato flour. Stir until the liquid thickens, and remove from heat. 5 When the salmon is done, portion it into four plates and drizzle with orange butter soya sauce. Garnish with pickled daikon and serve.