Grilled Salmon with a Five Spice Seasoning

This is an extremely easy entrée to make that uses only four ingredients, but has wonderful flavor by adding a single spice. The spice being used in this dish is not spicy, but will remind you of fall scents and flavors with hints of a “little something else”. Five spice seasoning is made up of ground star anise, fennel, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and pepper. Some brands may contain licorice root too. Ingredient amounts will serve one. Adjust ingredient amounts to accommodate the number of people serving.

Ingredients

1 filet of salmon about 5 oz. with skin on
1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil
A sprinkle of five spice seasoning to cover flesh side of salmon filet about a teaspoon
A light sprinkle of kosher salt

Technique

Thoroughly rinse the salmon filet and drain. Pour sesame oil into a small dish and brush it over the salmon, flesh side only. Sprinkle the salmon (flesh side only) with five spice seasoning and kosher salt. Preheat a grill to medium high heat and grill salmon flesh side down first for about 4 minutes. Flip salmon, cover and continue to cook until skin easily separates from the filet with a metal spatula. Cooking times will vary depending on your grill and the thickness of your salmon.

Suggested Side Dish

Try Chilled Soba Noodles with Mandarin Oranges or Rice Noodles with Asian Vegetables and Pea Shoots and round it out with Sautéed Baby Bok Choy
or Asian Style Red Pepper and Sugar Snap Peas.

Suggested Beverage

Try Sapporo, Tsingtao, Brancott Vineyards Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand), Chateau St. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc (Columbia Valley) or Shades of Africa Sauvignon Blanc (Africa).

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