While I was perusing the fish section of the grocery store, I stumbled across a bag of frozen salmon. I knew that for $4, I wasn’t going to get the excellence that I have grown accustomed to… but I was willing to take that risk on the off-chance that it came out close enough.
Long story short, it was not worth the savings.
Once the fish was thawed, I cooked up a marinade that consisted of soy sauce, honey, fish sauce, white vinegar, garlic, and red pepper powder. I mixed up the ingredients, brought it up to a boil, and then simmered it over a medium low heat for about 10 minutes (once it started to thicken).
I took the marinade and tossed it in the freezer for about 10 minutes to let it cool and thicken up just a bit more. Once it was more warm than hot, I poured half of it over the salmon and put them in the fridge for about an hour.
Since it was raining, I decided to cook the salmon on the stove (and in the process make my house smell like fish). It only took about 3-4 minutes per side before they were fulling cooked through, and then it was just a matter of putting them on a plate and pouring the remaining sauce over top.
Now, when I said that the salmon was not worth the savings, I was being generous. This fish was just plain awful.
The only saving grace was the marinade/sauce. I lathered those chunks of fish up with sauce and actually enjoyed my lunch. If it was not for the sauce, I would not have even bothered posting… you can find the marinade recipe in a future post (very near future).
Frozen Salmon Review: C-