Sweet-N-Smoky Salmon With Ginger Mahogany Rice


4 Salmon fillets, with or with out skin
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1/3 cup or more brown sugar + a little extra for sprinkling
1 cup mahogany rice
2 Tb. peanut oil, separated
2 cups chicken stock
3 inches piece of ginger
Salt and Pepper


Place the salmon in bowl, or large zip bag with soy sauce, liquid smoke and brown sugar. Let it marinate for at least 1 hour—but you could marinate over night! When ready to use, preheat the grill or an iron skillet to high heat.
In a medium sauce pan, over high heat, toast the rice in 1 Tb. of oil for 2 minutes. Then add the chicken stock and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cover. Simmer the rice for about 40 minutes—or as directed on the package.
Meanwhile, peel the ginger and cut into thin strips. (julienne)
Heat a small skillet over medium-high. Add 1 Tb. of oil to the skillet. When the oil is hot, drop the ginger in and pan-fry for 1-2 minutes, moving with a spatula, until they are light brown.
Remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt.
While the rice is cooking, CAREFULLY brush the grill with vegetable oil. (You could also use grill spray.) Pepper the salmon and place it on the grill, top-side-down. Cook 3 minutes.
Flip, then carefully sprinkle the tops with a little extra brown sugar and grill for another 3-5 minutes—until just cooked through.
Cover with foil and let them rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.


CM's picture

Gosh, that looks good. Never had flash fried ginger before, nor mahogany rice. But, I wouldn't mind trying it:)

Now, if I could only get myself to make it... hee hee.

Great site, Patricia!


Janis Ilekys's picture

Soy sauce & liquid smoke..awesome combo; will be trying this out soon! Thanks for the idea!


This dish is a perfect example of simple, flavorful cooking. I marinated the salmon in soy sauce, brown sugar and liquid smoke. The liquid smoke gives the salmon the essence of fish cooked over a cedar plank--without having to make a trip to the lumberyard! The modest rice dish is elevated by crispy, flash-fried ginger strips. Throw is a veggie and you have a wonderful, healthy dinner!




Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 3:52am


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