Eli's Asian Salmon

I’ve made mention of the wonderful restaurant distributor that I have here in my small town right? Sysco? I’m sure you’ve probably heard of them. They have a “cash and carry” shop, where they sell produce, fresh meats, deli items, frozen foods, etc. More often than not they have an order that’s cancelled, overstocked, expiring, slightly damaged, etc – that they’ll then sell for lock, stock, and barrel just to clear up room up in the warehouse. So, to have a friend or neighbor knock on the door with 5 lbs of feta cheese, or say…a gorgeous side of salmon, is pretty much the norm.

So when Stephanie dropped this slab of sustainable protein on me, there was one recipe that immediately popped into my mind…Eli’s Asian Salmon. I remember seeing Ina prepare this ages ago on “Barefoot Contessa”, and had always wanted to give it a go. But, a side of salmon is expensive. And, with all the other fabulous seafood options available to us…I’d just never gotten around to it, until last week.

I’m pleased to report that it’s a winner. Easy to put together and cook, and it the flavor is just wonderful. And, it came out prettier than I’d expected too! This would be perfect on a Sunday brunch buffet, or paired with something like grilled baby bok choy – it would make a lovely, light summer meal.


  1. Posted May 31, 2013 at 9:12 AM | Permalink

    Now that is some gorgeous salmon!

  2. Posted May 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM | Permalink

    Wow! How fortunate to have all those little ordering mistakes for your advantage. This salmon looks divine! Your photo is gorgeous!

  3. Maryellen
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM | Permalink

    We also received the the lovely gift and I wish I would have had this recipe. We used a different but there is nothing like REALLY fresh Salmon. Going to go by and see what is up at Sysco today. Our recipe was quite similar but I love everything you cook.

  4. erika
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 6:42 PM | Permalink

    living in Vegas im all to familiar with SYSCO. but this looks great. have salmon in the freezer now and will be making this:) thank you:)

  5. Posted June 3, 2013 at 10:13 PM | Permalink

    That salmon looks beautiful! I bet the chili paste gives it a really nice kick.

  6. Posted June 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM | Permalink

    A great pick of Panko! I love salmon & will definitely try this one.

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