Tarts D'Italiano !
Recipe by Jessica R.
Ingredients:2 6 ounce fillets sockeye salmon
¼ cup teriyaki marinade*
1 cup shelled edamame beans ( frozen cooked soybeans )
¼ cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup,packed fresh mint leaves
1 ounce by weight grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp wasabi paste
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 7 ½ X 4 inch piece of nori ( dried seaweed )
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp pickled ginger
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp raw, hulled sesame seeds
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 D’Italiano Original Sausage Buns
2 handfuls watercress, thick stems removed
10 strips of roasted red bell pepper
Directions:Add the salmon fillets and the teriyaki marinade to a medium sized, heavy sealable plastic bag. Marinate 20 minutes at room temperature.
Microwave the shelled edamame beans( frozen cooked soybeans ) in a small dish for 3 minutes, stopping and stirring halfway through. Add to a mini food processor along with the olive oil, minced garlic, fresh mint, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, wasabi paste and rice vinegar. Puree until mint is very fine.
Tear the nori into 6 pieces and put in a small bowl. Add very hot tap water to cover . Let sit 1 minute to soften. Squeeze out as much excess moisture from the nori as possible and put into a mini food processor. Add the mayonnaise, pickled ginger, salt and fresh lemon juice and puree until smooth.
Remove the salmon fillets from the marinade and press 1 ½ tablespoons of raw, hulled sesame seeds onto the tops of each fillet. Heat a heavy frypan and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the salmon, seed side down and cook 3 minutes until the seed layer is crusty. Flip the fillets and cook 3 more minutes or until just cooked through. Remove from the pan and peel off the skin.
Spread the tops of each D’Italiano Sausage Bun with 3 tablespoons of the edamame mixture and the bottoms with 1 tablespoon each of the nori mayonnaise. Divide the watercress on top of the bottom buns, then the salmon and roasted red pepper strips. Add the top half of the buns. Serves 2.
* To make your own teriyaki marinade, mix 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 Tbsp liquid honey, 1 small minced garlic clove, 1 tsp chopped fresh ginger and 1 tsp sesame oil. If you have a favourite bottled brand, use that.
Total time: 30 minutes
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