Wasabi Crusted Salmon With Orange Ginger Sauce

Recipe by Galley Wench
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Marinade: Place the wasabi in a small bowl and slowly add in the water, whisking, to make a paste.
  • Add the vinegar and soy, and whisk well.
  • Place the salmon fillets in a glass baking dish or ziplock bag and coat evenly on both sides with the wasabi mixture.
  • Season lightly with the Essence.
  • Place the panko crumbs in a shallow dish.
  • Turn both sides of the fillets in the crumbs to coat evenly, pressing to make the crumbs adhere.
  • Set on a waxed paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • MAKE SAUCE: In a medium, heavy saucepan, combine the shallots, ginger, orange zest, wine, and orange juice and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced in volume by 2/3. Add the cream and cook until reduced by 1/2.
  • Whisking constantly, add the butter a bit at a time, waiting until each is completely incorporated before adding the next piece.
  • Continue whisking until the sauce is smooth.
  • Add the soy sauce, salt, to taste, and wasabi.
  • Serve warm with the Wasabi-Crusted Salmon. (NOTE: If not being served immediately, place in a hot water bath, covered, and stir occasionally).
  • Salmon: In a large skillet or saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the fish and cook until medium-rare, about 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending upon the thickness of the fish.
  • Divide among 4 serving plates, drizzle with the Orange-Ginger Sauce, and dust with the seeds.
  • Serve immediately with steamed rice, and pass the remaining sauce at the table.