Sesame Wasabi Crusted Salmon
What you need:
4 oz Organic Green Tea Soba Noodles (weight prior to cooking)
1/2 ea. (ea. is short for each, btw) medium sized carrot, julienne
1/2 ea. Zucchini, julienne green outsides only
1/2 ea. Yellow Squash, julienne, yellow outsides only
1/2 ea. Small Red Onion, julienne
1/2 ea. Red Bell Pepper, julienne
1/4 Cup Scallion, thinly sliced on the bias
1 tsp Chinese Five Spice Blend
1 Tbsp Canola Oil
2 oz Sesame Garlic Sauce.(a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, water, rice wine vinegar, roasted sesame seed oil, garlic).
6 oz Yuzu Wasabi Sauce (Soy sauce, water, rice wine vinegar, canola oil, grapefruit juice, mustard seed, wasabi powder)
1/2 Cup Water
2 Tbsp White Sesame Seeds
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp Black Sesame Seeds
7 oz Sushi Grade Salmon Steak, Center Cut is preferred
1 oz Micro Green Pea Shoots (Tendrils)
1 oz Micro Yellow Pea Shoots (Tendrils)
How to Make:
1.) Bring 3-4 Cups Water to a boil. Add a pinch of Sea Salt and submerge noodles, stirring occasionally. Cooking time is 6-7 minutes
2.) Begin to Julienne all vegetables and combine in medium-sized mixing bowl.
3.) Combine Wasabi Powder and Water and mix together to form a firm paste. See Video here.
4.) Strain noodles and shock with cold running water or submerge in an ice water bath. Once noodles have cooled toss them with just enough sesame oil to coat them.
5.) Combine Noodles and Vegetables and toss with Yuzu Wasabi Sauce and Five Spice Blend.
6.) Check seasoning for salt, if wanted add a touch of straight soy sauce.
7.) Heat Canola Oil in small saute pan. Non-Stick will only make things easier!
8.) Apply Wasabi Paste to one side of Salmon Steak ONLY after seasoning both sides with finely ground Sea Salt. Place mixed up Sesame Seeds on a plate and gently press Salmon Steak down on top of them. Seeds will adhere to Wasabi Paste
9.) Just as oil begins to smoke carefully add Salmon Steak, Sesame side up, to the pan.
10.) Cook 2-3 minutes depending on your desire for Rare, Medium, Etc.
11.) Drop heat to about medium after 1 or 2 minutes.
12.) Turn the Salmon over to sear the sesame encrusted side.This should take about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
13.) Place noodle – vegetable mixture on plate served cold to room temperature and apply the Sesame Garlic sauce to make a cordon around the noodles. Cordon is fancy french for ring.
14.) Place about half the Pea Shoots (mixed together) on top of the noodles.
15.) Slice Salmon Steak (sesame side up of course) and place on top of Pea Shoots.
16.) Garnish top of Salmon with the remaining Pea Shoots and the Scallions.
Enjoy your Sesame Wasabi Crusted Salmon