Firecracker Salmon

A long time ago, it a land far away, I came across a… just kidding.  Actually a while back I made a Firecracker Salmon dish for the family.  The photos turned out so bad that I never posted the recipe.  I seriously had bad composition.  Bad everything.

Today I finally got around to making the Firecracker Salmon dish again.  And  this time, I did a decent job in the photography department.  Regardless of Tastespotting, Food Grazing, Food Gawker, or whatever food porn sites are out there.  I stopped submitting because the rejection responses were ridiculous.  One said the photo was to blurry the next photo I submitted, they tried to tell me I was trying to submit a stock photo.  Really, who gives a SH*T anyway.

Firecracker Salmon Recipe

Firecracker Salmon
Author: Marlene Baird
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Serves: 2
  • 2 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Place salmon fillets skin side down in a dish that has been coated with 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  2. Cover dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate.
  3. Combine all other ingredients in a non reactive bowl, mix thoroughly, let stand 15-20 minutes and mix once or twice more before pouring over the salmon. Cover and marinate salmon at least one hour in the refrigerator, preferably two.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  5. Uncover and bake salmon for about 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets
8 PP per serving

I don’t typically post bad photos (anymore).  I have gotten better at food photography over the past several years.  And as long as I feel it was a decent photo then who cares, right?!

Firecracker Salmon Recipe

Oh by the way this salmon, which I served over fried rice, is absolutely scrumptious. It tasted better the second time I made it and I do believe I will be making it again.

Firecracker Salmon Recipe Now, the truth please.  How do you like the photos?

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Firecracker Salmon — 3 Comments

  1. I think the camera is sharpening on the chopsticks here and it should be focused on the salmon. It might be because they are upfront. Not a great photographer myself so it might not be that.