Sunday, January 9, 2011

Teriyaki Salmon with Mushrooms



Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my last post. It was a fun way to get to know a lot of you better too!

Every once and a while I find a theme in the foods I am eating and cooking for a period of time. Maybe a take a few weeks to roast just about everything I put in my mouth. Or I want to put eggs in everything. For a series of days I might even be looking for anything that might be slightly delicious doused in my favorite balsamic vinegar. And then I move on.

Lately I feel like I can't keep my fridge stocked full enough of mushrooms, specifically cremini. What is it about those lovely little fungi? I think it's their ability to soak up any flavor you introduce it to, while still adding a flair of it's own. They can be the real star of a dish, but also don't have a problem acting as a supporting role. I just love them.

So you can imagine how much I loved pairing them with this salmon dish. Sauteed with tangy teriyaki flavors and then laid on top of a nice rich fillet of salmon, it was a total party for my palate. And I got the recipe from...do I even need to tell you? Healthy, rich, flavorful, happy new year to me, and you!

Teriyaki Salmon with Mushrooms
From Fresh Food Fast by Cooking Light

Ingredients

1/4 cup dry sherry
1/2 cup low sodium teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 (8 oz) package presliced baby portobello mushrooms or creminis
4 (6-oz) skinless salmon fillets, about 1 to 1 1/2 inch thick

Directions

1. Combine first three ingredients in a small bowl; stir to dissolve sugar.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add mushrooms, and saute 4 minutes or until tender. Add 1/3 cup sherry mixture to mushrooms. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Spoon mushroom mixture into a bowl; set aside.

3. Heat pan over medium-high heat, add fillets. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned on all sides. Add mushrooms and remaining sherry mixture to pan; cook 2 minutes. Transfer fillets to a serving platter, and top with sauce and mushrooms.

Serves 4

Per Serving: 335 cal, 14.3g fat, 37.6g prot, 0.9g fiber,9.5g carb

What kind of food themes do you find yourself in?

25 comments:

Ann said...

Yes, I seem to buying more mushrooms lately too. They really can add to a dish. This salmon dish looks great. Delicious and healthy!

Leslie said...

I love love love mushrooms. Too bad no one else in my family likes them :( I too get on food kicks!

Diana's Cocina said...

What a tasty and healthy dish ~ I'm always on a mexican kick ~ Maybe because I'm mexican? LOL!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow this is my kind of meal :-) yum no themes really whatever I see on blogs he he

Donna-FFW said...

What a wonderfully flavorful healthy dish! Perfect for starting out the New Year!

Debbie said...

Sound delicious and I love having fresh mushrooms too. The salmon looks so good with the teriyaki...

Joanne said...

Maybe you're craving some nutrient that's found only in mushrooms...hmmm. This dish sounds delicious! I am a HUGE salmon fiend so I know I'd love this!

Natalie said...

I absolutely love mushrooms, this looks like a great dish!

Lately I've been on a huge sweet potato and butternut squash kick. Been using tons of bnut squash in recipes and just slicing the sweet potatoes and baking (literally every day haha)!

Mary said...

This is such a lovely dish. I could eat this several times a month, as I like all the ingredients you used. This is such a healthy dish that it's hard not to love it. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Blonde Duck said...

Right now it's Italian. And cheese. I'm obsessed with cheese. And I'm in a permanet obsession with Mexican and bbq.

Cheryl said...

That looks yummy, I happen to have all the ingredients to make it! Thanks for sharing!

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Why can't I like mushrooms? I absolutely LOVE the smell of them when I saute them in butter for my husband, but its a texture thing.

Looks delicious though!

Hope you had a great weekend!

MaryMoh said...

Teriyaki salmon? Oh, I love that...one of my favourite ways to cook salmon. I must add mushrooms, too next time. I'm sure the mushrooms taste very delicious, too. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Kathleen said...

I adore mushrooms! This dish sounds wonderful!

Pam said...

I am loving this recipe. I really need to eat more salmon.

Reeni said...

I do the same thing with food! The past few days it has been feta cheese. This salmon looks incredibly good - love the idea of teriyaki with the natural sweetness of the salmon.

Julie said...

That looks healthy AND delicious...the perfect combo :)

sara cardon said...

Mmmmm!! The salmon looks like it would melt in your mouth. I never liked mushrooms as a kid, but I'm finding more and more how great they are! I think I have a permanent chocolate fix in my brain...it's the only ingredient I ever really get excited about using in desserts.

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Currently I'm in a bread and butter theme! I can make a loaf of bread and some butter into a meal.

I'm planning to make teriyaki chicken soon though! Woo hooo!

Brownieville Girl said...

Beautiful combination of flavours and your salmon is cooked perfectly!

Konrad said...

I love mushrooms and this looks both healthy and tasty. I need to try this out!

Mary said...

I'm so glad you stopped for a visit to my blog. I hope you'll be back often. Have a wonderful evening. Blessings...Mary

Krista said...

Yum! Simple AND delicious! I love your use of the mushrooms in here too. Gotta love "Cooking Light". Good work. This looks wonderful!

Kim said...

I wish I was craving something healthy like mushrooms about now. Instead I've been craving chocolate (and indulging in it far more than I should). This meal looks insanely delicious Teresa. The salmon looks so buttery and delicious.
Cooking Light owes you big;-)

Velva said...

Love the earthy feel and taste of mushrooms. What a nice salmon dish-healthy, flavorful and delicious.