So I saw the movie 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' a couple of weeks ago - which was the inspiration behind me sitting down to write this post for my favourite salmon recipe. This movie is probably one of the best romantic comedies that I've seen in a while. It’s hilarious (which is almost entirely because of Kristen Scott Thomas) and heart-warming. And come on....the title alone would make me want to see it....
I picked up this recipe from my Sauces and Marinades class. There is something about wrapping the salmon teriyaki in layers of butter and phyllo pastry that makes it a-mazing (I am sure wrapping anything in layers of butter and phyllo pastry would have the same effect....I might even consider giving tofu another chance if it was wrapped in layers of butter and phyllo pastry....). I think the phyllo pastry has the added benefit of 'fancy-ing up' (yes, 'fancy-ing' is a word) the basic salmon teriyaki recipe. Whatever the reason, the combination is delicious.
This is an adapted version of the recipe that was taught in class. I turned the marinade into a glaze. I find the glaze holds better to the salmon once it's wrapped in phyllo. Should you want to be healthy, you can skip wrapping the teriyaki glazed salmon in layers of butter and phyllo pastry and instead pan fry or grill it.
Also, since salmon has a lot of natural flavour, make sure you use a low sodium soya sauce - otherwise you will end up with a big salty mess.
Teriyaki Marinated Salmon Fillet in Phyllo Pastry
(makes 4-6 servings)