Hot Honey Marinated Salmon

Hot Honey Marinated SalmonThis easy salmon meal comes together in less than half an hour and while is makes a great family meal it is also an elegant mid-week
dinner party option – fish is such a good choice for when a quick and easy meal is called for.

Hot Honey Marinated Salmon

The exact quantity of hot sauce you use in the marinade is going to
depend on the hotness of your sauce and your taste – on this occasion I used a fairly hot sauce from local artisan grower and producer Orcona Chilllis ‘n Peppers and only needed a teaspoon, but at other times when I have used another sauce I have used as much as a tablespoon.

Serves 4

4 x 150g pieces salmon fillet
sea salt
sliced green onions
HOT HONEY MARINADE
¼ cup honey
1 tsp hot sauce of your choice, or taste
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
2 tbsp lemon juice

1              Preheat oven to 200°C.

2              For the marinade, place honey, hot sauce, garlic, ginger and lemon juice in a bowl and mix to combine.

3              Place salmon on a baking tray lined with baking paper and season with a good grind of salt. Brush generously with the
marinade and set aside for 15 minutes or if leaving longer, cover and place in the refrigerator.

4              Bake for 10-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked and flakes when tested with a fork. Serve scattered with green onions.

So tell me, do you serve fish when entertaining mid-week?

Where did the ingredients for this dish come from:
Fish: Tangaroa Seafoods – Napier; Hot Sauce: Orcona Chillis ‘n
Peppers
– Hastings; Honey: The Naked Honey Pot – Taradale; From the garden: lemon; Store Cupboard Ingredients: salt, ginger.

Note: Many of these producers can be found at the Napier Urban Food Market each Saturday morning and/or at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’
Market each Sunday morning.

Happy cooking and eating.

Recipe by Rachel Blackmore

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