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Spicy Ponzu Salmon on Greens

James Carrier
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
Notes: Chef Amiko Gubbins of Cafe Japengo in San Diego uses citrus-flavor ponzu to make an all-purpose sauce. Here the sauce seasons salmon. But if you'd like to try it with other foods as a marinade, basting sauce, salad dressing, or dipping sauce, combne ingredients as directed in step 1; use or cover and chill up to 1 month.


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ponzu sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black bean sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asian red chili paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 boned salmon fillet (1 1/2 to 2 lb.)
  • 3 quarts (9 oz.) salad greens, rinsed and crisped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 205
  • caloriesfromfat 42 %
  • protein 24 g
  • fat 9.6 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • carbohydrate 4.1 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 1500 mg
  • cholesterol 1.4 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix soy sauce, ponzu sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, black bean sauce, chili paste, ginger, and garlic.

  2. Rinse fish, pat dry, and coat with half the ponzu mixture. Let stand about 10 minutes. Discard liquid.

  3. Set salmon, skin up, on an oiled grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook salmon, turning once, until opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from grill.

  4. Mix salad greens with remaining ponzu mixture. Present fish on or beside salad.