Broiled Salmon With Lemongrass and Ginger
We have lemongrass, ginger and Holy basil growing in my garden and those were what I used for my broiled salmon with lemongrass and ginger.Grind the herbs and spices, mix with a little olive oil, spread on both sides of the salmon steak then broil the fish. Easy, aromatic, delicious.
- 1 salmon steak
- 1 stalk lemongrass
- 12 basil leaves I recommend Holy basil or lemon basil or Thai basil
- 1 clove garlic peeled
- 2 to 3 slices ginger
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
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- Take only the light-colored portion of the lemongrass. Peel off the fibrous outer layers. Cut the soft portion into small pieces.
- Grind together the lemongrass, ginger, garlic, basil leaves and salt. Use a mortar and pestle, a blender or a food processor — it’s up to you.
- After grinding, the mixture should be a coarse paste. It can be a fine paste, if you like. Just process longer. Stir in the olive oil.
- Spread the mixture on both sides of the salmon.
- Broil at 425F for about 10 minutes.
- Serve with a salad, whatever your favorite is, and — this I highly recommend — sweet mangoes. Oh, the salmon, with its ginger-y and light citrus-y flavors, and the mangoes go so well together.
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