This packet-cooking recipe works on the grill as well as in the oven. This is a great way to use those quick-frozen salmon portions, making it a convenient Meatless Friday dinner for those days when you can’t get to the store for fresh fish. These packets are fun for kids to make, though adults should handle (and open) the hot packets because it’s easy to get burned by the steam. It’s not the prettiest to look at, but it tastes really good!
We like this with fried rice and a vegetable.
Makes 4 servings
4 salmon fillets, about 4 to 5 ounces each (I used individually quick-frozen)
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 TBL brown sugar
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp sesame seeds
Place salmon fillets in middle of foil sheets.
Mix soy sauce, sugar and oil. Pour over salmon.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Seal packets. Place on baking sheet.
Bake 25 minutes at 350.
Quick Fried Rice
Makes 4 servings, 1/2 cup each
2 TBL olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped fine
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups cooked white or brown rice
2 TBL soy sauce
In a heavy skillet, heat olive oil until shimmering, then add onions. Cook without stirring for a few minutes, then stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes more. Add rice and mix well. Sprinkle with soy sauce, stir and serve.
Copyright 2015 Barb Szyszkiewicz.
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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at CatholicMom.com. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count. Her booklet, The Handy Little Guide to Prayer, is available now from Our Sunday Visitor.