The Best Salmon Ever.

When I was little, my kitchen was off limits. My Dad wouldn’t let me go near a stove, for fear I would burn my little fingers off. I despised helping my mom take out the dishes. Going to the farmers market was torture. Indian food was scary. Burger King and McDonalds were so exciting! …These are the things I remember about food growing up.

Oh my…. how things have changed. I cook most days on a stove and don’t always burn myself. My favorite chore is taking the dishes out. I can spend countless hours at the Farmers Market. I LOOOOVE Indian food and Burger King and McDonald’s are EVIL.


I never remember eating Salmon or Cabbage either. Now I love both and this recipe below is one my favorite go to meals. I’ve shared this recipe before to a couple of close friends, and they loved it. Hope you you love the Asian twist married with the sweetness of apples!

Best Salmon Ever

5.0 from 2 reviews
Food Babe's Asian Salmon
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Serves: 4
  • 1 - 1½ pound WILD salmon with skin on (I think the skin on preserves freshness)
  • 2 tbsp mirin – Japanese Cooking Wine (available in Asian section of market)
  • 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar or grade B maple syrup
  • ¼ cup low sodium coconut amines tamari or soy sauce (I sometimes use a little less, if I am trying to cut salt)
  • 2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 chopped scallions (save for topping)
  1. Pre Heat Oven to 425 degrees
  2. Take all ingredients except Salmon and scallions and put in a small pan on medium/high heat
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Simmer 5-7 minutes, stirring mixture
  5. Let mixture cool before marinating Salmon
  6. Put Salmon in a glass dish or Ziploc with all marinade – make sure bits of ginger/garlic are on the skinless side
  7. Top with chopped scallions (optional)
  8. Marinate for at least 1 hour at most 6 hours
  9. Place in Oven skinless side facing up (the skin will stick to the pan and leave you with all the good fish)
  10. Bake 15 – 20minutes – It usually goes 20 for me…. Or you can Grill it at 400 degrees skin side down for about 8-10 mins
  11. Let fish rest for 2-5 mins – and SERVE!


5.0 from 2 reviews
Food Babe's Braised Red Cabbage with Apples
  • 1 Whole Red Cabbage
  • 4 diced apples (green looks pretty)
  • 3-5 whole allspice berries crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup unfiltered apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 and ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 or 2 tbsp organic butter
  1. Heat Large Pot on medium
  2. Melt Butter
  3. Sautee Garlic and Berries for 2 mins
  4. Add Apple Juice
  5. Add Red Cabbage
  6. Add Apples
  7. Stir and cook for 20 mins
  8. Add vinegar
  9. Stir and Cook for 3 more mins
  10. Eat & Enjoy!


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