#SundaySupper: Baked Salmon with Cucumber Salad

It seems like yesterday when it happened. Chaos. Disaster. Panic. It was 1997 when the worst flood hit us, our family. The flood inundated about 70 percent of the city, killed at least 57 people and sent about 450,000 fleeing their homes. For me who was still in school, it was holidays. Fortunately, we resided in the suburb; hence we did not have to worry, other than we’re trapped and had to stay home. But to some, especially my relatives who lived 3 miles away, it was a chaotic moment. No power, no water, and no internet.

This week, we’re putting our heads together to show our support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. It’s one of our ways to reach out and share through a tough time, saying they are not forgotten and we’re thinking of them. We bake, we cook and we do the best we can to comfort, be it with food, words or deeds and most times, with all three. So, today I’m virtually serving up my favorite comfort foods, fresh and easy to friends in need.

Baked Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

Baked Salmon

  • 1 tbs honey
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 4-5 oz. skinless center-cut salmon fillet
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp corn starch

Cucumber Salad

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1½ cup fresh corn kernels (from 3 ears corn)
  • 1 chopped cucumber
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

  1. For baked salmon: Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Mix the honey, soy sauce, corn starch in a pot over low heat and let is simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Rub the fish fillet all over with sesame oil and season lightly with salt. Bake for 5 minutes, remove and brush with honey-soy sauce marinade.
  4. Return the fish to the oven and continue baking for about 7-10 minutes.
  5. For cucumber salad: Heat 1 tbs olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the corn and cook, stirring occasionally until it begins to char, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes and cook until they just begin to wilt, about 2 mins. Transfer to a bowl, add cucumber and remaining ingredients. Let stand for 10 mins in the fridge before serving.

Don’t forget to check out what the other #SundaySupper foodies are bringing to the table this week to lend a helping hand!

Breakfast and Brunch:
Comforting Casseroles and Entrées:
Warming Soups and Sides:
Sweet Endings:

This Sunday Supper is dedicated to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy has brought unthinkable devastation to parts of our Garden State, destroying homes, businesses and some of New Jersey’s most identifiable icons. The Governor have organized this relief fund to aide, comfort, and rebuild New Jersey. The images and stories of the damage are heartbreaking. In the aftermath, we urge you to support our friends, neighbors and communities impacted by the storm. They need our help and need it quickly. Thank you for your generosity. We are strong and resilient. We are proud New Jerseyans. —First Lady Mary Pat Christie

Here are the 2 organizations:
Sandy NJ Relief Fund ~ https://sandynjrelieffund.org/index.html
Hope Force ~ http://www.hopeforce.org/

Comments

  1. Gorgeous dish! Look at those colors. This looks incredible and I’m be happy to eat it 🙂

  2. I love love love Salmon and this is a recipe that I can’t wait to try!

  3. Yum! I wish my hubby would eat salmon–I’d love to make this for him!

  4. Wow, this looks outstanding! What an amazing dinner idea for friends in need!!!

  5. Fresh and looks amazing! Nice recipe

  6. I just love dinners like this, my mouth is totally watering!!

  7. Lovely Pantry says:

    Love salmon! This is so easy and so fresh! Very easy to appreciate this. I’ve been through several natural disasters in my time. I can totally understand what folks are still going through, even now – weeks later. Very happy about this weeks #SundaySupper theme.

  8. What an absolutely beautiful dish!! I love it! Looks so fresh and lovely! I’m definitely going to try this!

  9. It has been so long since I had a nice fillet of salmon. And after looking at your gorgeous photos I want some.

  10. Your Salmon looks fantastic!Love the soy glaze and the cucumber salad sounds perfect with it!Lovely recipe 🙂

  11. yummy! this looks delicous. I just made a very similiar dish this weekend with soba noodles and arugula. Your dish looks fabulous and the photos are gorgeous!

  12. Delicious!!! Salmon and cucumber salad – what a fantastic combination 🙂 ~ Bea @galactopdx

  13. This recipe sounds amazing. I wish I could get those in my family to give salmon a try. Maybe this recipe would be a good one to try.

  14. I can taste it now! Delicious!

  15. I love the beautiful colors of the salad with the salmon. Looks delicious!

  16. Wow – gorgeous photos and dish. I adore salmon and often bake it. I could eat a giant bucket of that fresh and tasty cucumber salad!

  17. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    What a nice matching cucumber salad to go with baked salmon! I’ve never prepared salmon this way but I’d love to give this a try. It adds nice texture and colors. 🙂

  18. What a great idea for all these bloggers to support those affected by Hurricane Sandy. this is a beautiful looking meal. I just love baked salmon and will definitely give this a try xx

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