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Salmon Steaks With Wasabi Mayonnaise
This is just a very simple yet delicious way to serve salmon, it takes no time at all to prepare and is very healthy. I served ours over stir fried vegetables with wasabi mashed potato ans it was excellent. I use sichuan pepper when I salt and pepper my fish but we love that and it is our preference regular would be fine too. This recipe would also work well with tuna but remember to cook less as tuna needs to be cooked quite rare to remain tender and moist. If you would like to read other reviews of this recipe please click here.


400g Salmon steaks (I used salmon fillet with the skin on)
1 Tablespoon oil
Salt and pepper (I use sichuan pepper, our preference)
1 Teaspoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Teaspoon wasabi paste (or to taste, I use way more, we love it)
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise


1. Preheat oven to 200c degrees. I don’t bother with this I prefer to cook mine in a hot pan as I like to crisp up the skin on the salmon, so take your pick. In a pan depending on thickness of fillets I cook for 4-6 Min’s a side.

2. Cut salmon into 2 steaks.

3. Rub salmon steak with oil, and season with salt and pepper.

4. Place skin side down on a baking sheet and cook in pre-heated oven about 10 minutes or until done to your liking-I like mine quite rare.

5. Meanwhile, mix the remaining ingredients together for a sauce and serve alongside the cooked salmon steak.

Serve salmon with stir fried vegetables and top with wasabi mayonnaise.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Barbecued Roast Pork Tenderloin (Char Shui)
This is a very easy yet tasty way to prepare pork tenderloin, you can serve this hot or cold and any leftovers are great chopped up in a sandwich the next day with a little BBQ sauce. I served ours over vegetable fried rice for very flavoursome dinner. It is also a very low carb recipe so if you served it with just veg instead of rice it is about 6g carbohydrates per serving.


1kg Pork fillet


2 Cloves garlic, minced
3 Slices ginger, 6 mm thick
1 Teaspoon sugar
Good pinch pepper
1 Teaspoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon black bean sauce
1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 Tablespoon shaoxing wine (Chinese rice wine)
1 Tablespoon light soy sauce
1/4 Teaspoon five-spice powder
1 Pinch of chinese red food coloring (I leave this out)
2 Teaspoons dark soy sauce


1 Tablespoon oil
2 Tablespoon golden syrup
2 Teaspoons light soy sauce


1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a dish, add the pork and marinate for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.

2. Heat the oven to 180c.

3. Place the pork on a rack in the middle of the oven.

4. Place a pan with 6mm of water on the bottom rack in the oven and roast for 30 minutes.

5. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.

6. For the glaze, heat oil in saucepan over moderate heat, stir in golden syrup and soy sauce.

Spoon glaze over meat just before serving.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.