This is a very simple preparation using my Asian Style Vinaigrette. I simply put salt and pepper on my salmon and brush it with a fairly heavy coat of the vinaigrette about 1/2 hour before grilling. Brushing the fish with the vinaigrette provides a subtle seasoning, allowing the flavor of the fish to predominate. If you'd like a stronger Asian flavor, marinate the salmon in a larger quantity of the vinaigrette for about 30 minutes. This might also be nice with chicken. I would marinate the chicken and stir-fry (or grill) with peppers and onions.
Food Editor's Notes: I made this salmon and served it with the Asian Cole Slaw, which was a great pairing, perfect for a summer dinner, as only the grilling of the fish needs to be done at the last minute. I reserved a few tablespoons of the dressing before adding the rest to the cole slaw and used this to brush the fish on both sides. I ended up pan-grilling the fish inside and it was mild-flavored and delicious.
Asian Style Vinaigrette
Salt and pepper
Brush or marinate the salmon with the vinaigrette. Cook on an outdoor grill or in a grill pan indoors for a few minutes on each side, depending on thickness. The fish is done when it flakes easily. [F.E. note: I stick a fork in the center of the fillet to make sure the fish is cooked through. Don't overcook!]
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Asian Style Salmon