Seafood recipes-Oba&Wasabi Tzatziki Sauce BBQ Salmon


Tzatziki Sauce is originally from Greek or could be recognized as Persian cuisine. The first time I had this sauce was when I was working at a donair shop in downtown in Vancouver. I instantly liked this rich yet sourly flavor. It can go really well with many kinds of meat. This time I arranged it in Japanese way! Using oba leaf can add nice oriental fragrance and Wasabi gives sharpness to the sauce. Please enjoy Wa-Fu Persian Food~!!

[ Ingredients ] *tsp=tea spoon tbs=table spoon
~ serves one ~
2 steaks Salmon
[ Mixed Seasonings ]
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1/4 tsp Nanami powder
OR Chili powder
1/4 tsp Onion powder
1/4 tsp Italian mixed herbs

80g Plain yogurt
1 Cucumber
1/2 tsp Wasabi
Salt & black pepper to taste
1 tsp E.V. Olive oil
1~2 leaves Oba
1/4 tsp Lemon juice

(•̀ㅂ•́)وto see Japanese seasonings explanations please click here!

 

[ Directions ]

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To make rich creamy texture, it’s best that you use Greek yogurt.
But if you don’t have it, you can use regular plain yogurt. Put yogurt into paper towel or cheesecloth lined strainer. Let it sit overnight so you can remove excess water.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou COULD directly use regular yogurt without straining. See how thick the sauce you like.

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2. Trim off the end of cucumber.

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3. Use a fine grater to make it paste.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can use a blender or food processor instead…

2-
4. Put in a strainer to drain out the excess juice.

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5. You can leave it for 5 minutes or so. It doesn’t need to be completely dry.

2-
6. Put the drained yogurt into a bowl.

2-
7. Add the cucumber puree.

2-
8. Add Wasabi and salt,black pepper.

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9. Add E.V. Olive oil.

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10. Chop oba leaves and put into the bowl.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can of course use mint leaves as an original Tzatziki Sauce.

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11. Squeeze in Yuzu or lemon juice.

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12. Now you have Oriental Tzatziki Sauce! Not just for fish steak. You can also use it for any kinds of meat!

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13. Let’s blend seasonings! Combine nanami powder and other seasonings shown above.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can use chili powder instead of Nanami powder.

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14. What you add is very much up to you. You can make your original spice!

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15. Mix well… Now you have originally blended seasonings. You can make a big batch so you can shake on whatever the materials you like to cook!

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16. Wipe the surface with paper towel so the seasonings can be well absorbed.

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17. Evenly sprinkle the mixed seasonings on both sides.

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18. Rub the surface and let is sit for 10 minutes so the seasonings can be absorbed.

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19. Now you can prepare garnish. Cut an avocado into half.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can use any kinds of seasonal vegetables.

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20. Trim off the white shimeji mushrooms’ root. And cut into an appropriate size.

1-
21. Cut yellow bell peppers and remove the seeds.

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22. Cut mini tomatoes into half.

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23. Heat up a grill pan on medium heat. Spray vegetable oil.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can use a regular fry pan instead.

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24. Place the salmon on the pan, grill for about 2 minutes.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وTo impress nice grill pattern, make sure not to move around on the pan once it’s placed.

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25. Now you have the salmon with beautiful grill pattern!

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26. Since my salmon has much thickness, I decided to use a lid to cover it.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can use any kind of lid or pie pan.

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27. Turn to low heat and keep cooking for about two minutes or so.
When it’s done you can 
remove from the pan and keep it warm.

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28. Wipe the pan with paper towel. Leave the medium heat on and spray oil.

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29. Put avocado with cross section facing down and keep pressing for a few seconds so the grill pattern can be on the surface.

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30. Grill other vegetables in the same method.  oh,, and remember to sprinkle salt & black pepper.
Decorate all the materials on the plate, serve with prepared Oba Tzatziki Sauce.
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