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Can Anyone Make Sauce From This?

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I am going to cook a piece of salmon and would like to make a light Asian-type sauce for angel hair pasta. A little spicy, a little sweet. I have on hand some promising ingredients but don't know how to combine some or all of them. (I have half of what I had an hour ago, when I started adding a bit of this and a bit of that and ended up with pond scum.) I have chili oil, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, plum sauce, soy sauce, black bean sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. I would just toss the angel hair with some sesame oil, and make sauce (marinade) for the salmon. Do you have brown sugar and orange juice? They go nicely with soy sauce for salmon.

    1. Let's start by using the process of elimination...I would chuck (figuratively) the black bean sauce, the oyster sauce and the fish sauce. I would keep the sesame oil, a tweak of hoisin sauce and a tweak of plum sauce...ginger of any kind would be welcome in a pinch, literally, a pinch. If alcohol can be used a touch of sherry would work...reduce the lot and maybe a drop or two of chili oil,,,maybe not

      1. I would go for a hot, sweet, salty, sour sauce combination. So, I would combine your sesame oil with soy sauce, some fish sauce or rice vinegar if you have it and something sweet, like brown sugar or maple syrup (maple good with the salmon). Add some garlic, pepper and perhaps some onion and you should be all set. I sometimes wrap all of this (after sauteing the onions) in a piece of parchment with some bokchoy or other sturdy veg and steam it in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes. yummy! Or you can do the vegetables separately.

        1. If you have any limes I would suggest lime juice (1/4c.) warm water(3/4c.) and sugar with garlic a splash of fish sauce and and red pepper flakes. Shake all of this together and pour over cooked rinsed noodles. (cilantro, mint and basil would finish it off)

          1. Use premaid genero tso sauce and add sesame oil to thin it out. Works great.Another is spicy stir fry sauce.Either will work good.

            1. A bit of a combo of some of the ideas above, especially momjamin. Toss the angel hair with a mix of soy sauce, bit of chicken broth, and a bit of the sesame oil. Top with a bit of chopped green onion/scallion. Serve near cold. For the salmon, glaze w/ a mix of honey, lime juice, grated ginger, ground white pepper, and soy sauce. Serve hot, topped with torn cilantro, and finely sliced chilis, julienned ginger. I would use more of your available sauces on white fish, carp, these Amazon fish we eat--fish that need stronger added flavors. The salmon just needs some compliments that don't detract. Good luck. Can you let us know what you end up doing?

              1. salmon is pretty fatty so to balance that i would think as a side, the pasta with a dressing of ginger,soy,mirin,rice wine vinager,sesame oil, sesame seeds-maybe a little sugar. possibly a kick of hot pepper.