soy sauce has to be one of the most used condiments in my kitchen. along with sesame oil, i'm always adding a splash here and there to noodles, rice dishes, dim sum and homemade sushi. i'd never thought of adding it to any other dishes before until i saw the latest recipe challenge from kikkoman; to create a tasty one pot or one pan dish, which is not originally oriental in style.
with the weather getting colder and the recent purchase of these cute casserole dishes for one, i've been making a lot of bakes, pies and one pots. so with the discovery of miso mash with the amazing yutaka paste and soy salmon being one of my favourite combinations, i set about creating the fragrant, sweet, salty and umami elements of my kikkoman inspired king prawn and salmon fisherman's pie.
♥ one garlic clove, crushed and chopped
♥ one stick of lemongrass, chopped
♥ one inch of ginger, chopped
♥ two fresh salmon fillets
♥ 100g king prawns, cooked
♥ 1 tbsp soy sauce
♥ 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
♥ 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil, plus a dash for frying
♥ two baking potatoes
♥ 1 tbsp miso paste
♥ 3 spring onions, sliced finely
♥ 2 tbsp sesame seeds
♥ coriander to garnish.
step one. fry the garlic, lemongrass and ginger in sesame oil for 5 minutes on a low heat. set aside.
step two. cut your salmon into inch square chunks and toss together with the king prawns. keep a few prawns aside for the top of your pie.
step three. add in the kikkoman soy sauce, hoisin, sesame oil, a few sesame seeds and cooked lemongrass, ginger and garlic. allow to infuse whilst you make the mash.
preheat your oven to 180 degrees c.
step four. chop the potatoes into small chunks and boil in salted water. to save time, you could do this beforehand.
step five. mash up, use a little butter if required, then stir in the miso paste and spring onions.
step six. distribute your salmon and king prawn mix into your dishes and top with the mash. i also sometimes use an 8" x 6" dish for my bakes which serve two.
step seven. sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds and bake for 20 minutes on 180 degrees c.
step eight. remove from oven and carefully add the king prawns to the top. bake for a further 5-10 minutes, until golden.
step nine. serve immediately! i switched the usual parsley for a coriander garnish to tie in with the oriental flavours.
how do you like your soy sauce? what would you make?
this is an entry to the kikkoman blogger recipe challenge, which is open until october 31st. to find out how you can enter, simply head over to kikkoman.
note: i was kindly send a complimentary bottle of kikkoman soy sauce to use in my recipe entry.