Home-Cured Lox!

Repeat after me: In Ina We Trust. Years ago, I saw Ina Garten cure her own salmon on her TV show, and the idea has been politely biding its time in the back of my head ever since. I realized that hosting a mothers day brunch would be the perfect opportunity to finally try out the technique (and now my true motivation for inviting family over has been revealed). I’m not about to spend $60 and 3.5 days to risk … Continue reading

Tips for Grilling Fish

After too many years without access to a grill, I am finally learning how to cook in the great outdoors. Whole Foods recently had a great deal on salmon, so I bought a large filet and set off experimenting. I marinated some of the salmon in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, and miso for about 20 minutes before grilling it. I put the marinated salmon on the grill while it was still wet, and it cooked … Continue reading

Sweet and Savory Salmon Teriyaki

My new favorite bite: A perfectly poached cube of salmon, soaked in homemade teriyaki sauce and sprinkled with fresh chives. It is simple and pure. Inhale – take a bite – and on the exhale, say yummmmmm. Homemade teriyaki sauce is surprisingly simple to make and requires only three ingredients. It tastes exactly how teriyaki sauce is supposed to taste, and this recipe will likely make more than you need for the salmon. It can be stored in the refrigerator and … Continue reading