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Smoked Teriyaki “Salmon”

Smoked Teriyaki “Salmon”

Turn Peppers into Salmon!

You will need:

  • 4 orange or red bell peppers or (you can use orange or red tomatoes)

Smoked Broth Ingredients

  • 4 cups of water
  • ½ cup chopped nori sheets or
  • 2 tablespoons kelp granules,
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce or liquid aminos

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water

Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Wash vegetables. Cut out the stems of the bell peppers, remove the seeds and white parts.

Place the peppers cut-side down on a lined baking sheet with aluminum foil. Bake peppers for 25-30 minutes, or until charred. When the outside skin chars and wrinkles up, remove peppers from the oven. Place the peppers in a bowl of ice water. Let the peppers cool for 10 minutes. The skin should smoothly peel off.

In the meantime, prepare the smoked salmon broth. Combine water, nori sheets, liquid smoke, lemon juice, garlic, and soy sauce in a saucepan. Let the broth simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered. Smell the salmon? Remove from heat and add the peppers into the broth, cool, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Marinating overnight enhances the flavor.

Remove peppers (salmon) from marinade and strain any excess drippings . In a sauce pan, sear peppers for 2-3 minutes on each side. Set aside.

Teriyaki Sauce

In a medium saucepan, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, and oil. Heat up until it starts to simmer. Reduce heat to low. In a small bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch.

Add to soy sauce mixture and continuously whisk until the sauce thickens. Or add all ingredients in a high-speed blender, blend, and then add to the saucepan. Remove from heat and let cool.

Layer your rice or noodles with the salmon; spoon the salmon over with the Teriyaki glaze. Garnish your dish with cilantro and a lemon wedge.

Cooking Notes: Smoking the green peppers (salmon) is an option.
Try without a smoky flavor. Sub peppers for orange or steak tomatoes. You can toss noodles with salmon  for a combined taste

Serve rice, or with your preferred noodles.

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