Serves 4

  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi paste
  • 4 6-ounce pieces fresh salmon fillets or steaks
  • 1 orange cut into 1/4-inch thin slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange skin

In a bowl, combine teriyaki sauce, orange juice, basil, and ginger. Combine mayonnaise and wasabi paste, stirring well. Can be done 8 hours before cooking with all food refrigerated. Marinate the fish with the teriyaki sauce for 5 to 15 minutes, refrigerated. On a heavy baking pan lined with foil, add the orange slices. Place fish flat side down on top of the slices. Add the butter in little pieces across the top of the fish. Turn the oven to Broil. Place the fish 4 inches under the broiler heat. Broil until it turns golden, about 4 minutes. If the fish is not done (the fish should flake easily when prodded with a fork), turn the oven to Bake at 300 degrees and continue cooking. Transfer the fish and orange slices to dinner plates. Scatter with sesame seeds, grated orange skin, and a stripe or dots of the mayonnaise-wasabi sauce. Serve.