Happy Feast day of St. Joseph! I wanted to do something special for this day as St. Joseph was a hard working carpenter and a great example for men to look up to. St. Joseph loved God and honored him by loving Jesus as his own son. This meal is centered around two ingredients that are quite symbolic: fish and breadcrumbs.
If there is a meal other than bread that makes me think of Jesus…it is one that includes fish! There are plenty of references in the bible when it comes to fish, so I deemed this appropriate. The other ingredient, breadcrumbs, symbolize the sawdust that would be found in St. Joseph’s work area. This is a popular choice in Italian cuisine as well.
This recipe is one that I don’t make often, but when I do, it is loved by everyone who eats it. The salmon is brushed with a sweet chili and ginger marinade and then coated with a panko and herb crust. I think you will enjoy this!
Panko Crusted Chili and Ginger Salmon
You will need:
- 4-6 skinless salmon filets (you can also use one large salmon filet. Up to you!)
- 1 c panko bread crumbs
- 3 Tbsp chopped green onion
- 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp sweet red chili sauce
- 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated (you want it to be a fine pulp)
- 2 tsp salt
- Canola or olive oil spray
Preheat your oven to 375*F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Lay the salmon filets on the sheet and lightly salt each one.
In a bowl, combine the red chili sauce, soy sauce, and ginger. Give it a stir and brush onto each salmon filet. You want to generously coat each one (be sure to get the sides, too!)
In another bowl, add in the panko, green onions, cilantro, and sesame oil. Give it a big stir. Using your hands, put a generous amount on each salmon filet. Lightly press down to ensure the panko is sticking to the sauce.
Lightly spray the panko topping with canola or olive oil. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the panko is light golden brown.
Serve over jasmine rice and enjoy with a side salad or fresh vegetables.
I hope you love this recipe! It is delicious, quick, and always tasty.
Lots of love and many blessings,
The Call of the First Disciples.
18 As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. 19 He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 21 He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him.
Matthew 4: 18-22