Javanese Roasted Salmon

"I don't know where I found this recipe but my boys love it. It's very simple and I usually have all the ingredients on hand."
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  • Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add crushed red pepper and garlic and stir about 1 minute.
  • Add sugar.
  • Whisk until mixture is melted and smooth, about 4 minutes.
  • Whisk in lime juice and soy sauce.
  • Increase heat and boil until reduced, about 2 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch mixture and boil until thick, about 3 minutes.
  • In another large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over high heat.
  • Add salmon.
  • Cook 2 minutes per side.
  • Spoon 2 Tablespoons sauce over salmon.
  • Transfer to baking dish.
  • Roast at 400 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Serve with remaining sauce.

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  1. Michelle Berteig
    Very good! The sauce was delicious, to us, it was like a teriyaki sauce. The next time I make this, I will cut out the butter entirely (sub with additional liquid if needed), or just use a little butter on the fish directly before spooning the sauce on top. The butter in my sauce separated out. Easy to make. Made for the Vivacious Violets for ZWT7.
  2. CJAY8248
    Outrageously delicious!!! I used wild caught steelhead for this. I made it exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. The sauce was spectacular and the fish was perfectly cooked after 5 minutes in the oven. I served it with tossed salad and jasmine rice. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT7- Pacific Islands.
  3. The Flying Chef
    Outstanding!!! I loved the sauce as did the rest of us. I only cooked skin side of the salmon in a pan to crisp it real good, then divided the 2 tablespoons of sauce over the fillets and placed them flesh side down in the oven for just a tad longer, as I did not turn over to cook for the additional 2 min's. This is just our preference we love the crispy skin on salmon and just wanted to keep it that way. Apart from that small adjustment to suit our tastes, I made as is. The sauce is gorgeous and oh so moreish, this is a superb salmon recipe and one we will enjoy often. I served ours over stir-fried vegetables and it was great.
  4. AmandaInOz
    Excellent sauce! I didn't have any problems with the sauce running off, especially since only two tablespoons of it actually go into the oven. There was a lot of sauce left for topping the salmon after cooking, so I served this with some Asian-style noodles, which took the excess sauce well. Yum! Thanks Mary!
  5. kiwidutch
    This was excellent... the one and only problem was: not enough of the saucy topping stayed on top of the fish.. it mostly slipped off whilst cooking and pooled in the baking dish. What a shame because I made this rather spicy and DH loved it ... Definiately the very best bits were those with the most sauce on top... next time I will make this in an oven dish where the salmon only JUST fits into so that it can't escape down the sides of the dish. believe me it's worth keeping hold of. Also, whetever dish you use, line the bottom with baking paper, this sauce gets very sticky in the oven indeed and a little baking paper undernieth will make a huge difference to the time spent cleaning up. please see my Rating System: 4 stars with potential for 5 once I sort out how to get the most excellent sauce to stick to the fish and not mostly to the pan. Made for Zaar World Tour 2008. Thanks!


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