Easy Tonkatsu spiced baked salmon recipe
Fresh, healthy and delicious, this spiced baked salmon with seasonal salad is perfect for a family meal, or to impress guests without slaving over a hot stove.
Fish is the key to getting a fresh nutritious meal on the table quickly and easily. Rich in flavour and essential fatty acids, it’s also a great choice for mid-week dinners and even your next dinner party.
RACV Executive Chef Himanshu Sharda, who oversees the kitchen at Healesville Country Club & Resort, appreciates that home cooks don’t have the time and resources of a commercial kitchen, so he’s chosen a fish recipe that requires minimum fuss to get maximum results.
“This is a very easy recipe for you to cook at home,” he says. “For the marinade I use Tonkatsu, which is a Japanese sweet-and-sour sauce consisting of fruit puree, soy sauce and aromatic herbs and spices. It’s usually available at Japanese speciality stores or supermarkets with speciality aisles.”
Sharda’s recipe includes a salad of frisee - otherwise known as curly endive - radishes, tomatoes, avocado and cucumber. If these ingredients aren’t in season, vegetables such as snow peas, spinach and broccoli go well with salmon.
In terms of sustainability, the Australian Sustainable Seafood Guide, produced by the Australian Marine Conservation Society, suggests using Australian salmon rather than Atlantic Salmon.