Salmon can be challenging to make interesting. This preparation, made with a spicy, crunchy coating of crushed wasabi peas -- adhered with a bonus layer of wasabi paste -- creates an intensely enjoyable dish.
This recipe starts with an easy, make-ahead paste of ginger, garlic and cilantro. Marinate the salmon in it a few hours ahead, then bake it in the oven with a quick last minute run under the broiler to sear it to golden brown.
Miso-glazed salmon promises firm, flavorful fish with a glazed, lacquer-like exterior but takes 3 days to prepare. This version shortens the process, but still achieves the depth of sweet-savory flavor that this dish is known for.
Roast four salmon fillets and saute some spinach, it's as simple-and almost as quick-as that. The salmon on its bed of spinach is also beautiful when served family style on a large platter.