I realize that there are those who enjoy eating something savory first thing in the morning (my husband), like a breakfast sandwich or a plate of pasta, and those who prefer to stick with oatmeal and pastries. I am of the latter. I have managed to convince myself that my stomach enjoys starting the day with the taste of sweetness. My dilemma usually begins on some weekends when I wake up so late that it is pretty much past lunchtime. Today is the day I found a solution for my problem.
|Salmon Mousse with Teriyaki Glaze, Cheese Wafer Crisp, Cream Foam
served with Freshly Baked Focaccia Bread
Now if I can trick my stomach into thinking that it is eating a dessert but really it is a salmon fillet with teriyaki sauce and focaccia bread, I think we may finally be able to make peace. I made a salmon mousse that is flavored with a little bit of mirin and soy sauce, accompanied by a rich teriyaki glaze. I served the salmon mousse with a freshly baked focaccia bread. A parmigiano-reggiano wafer crisp and a little bit of cream foam topped the mousse.
The salmon mousse is both flaky and creamy and the teriyaki glaze has the perfect texture and flavor for this mousse. Teriyaki glaze is very easy to make – all you need is soy sauce, mirin (a Japanese sweet wine), and sugar. I used 1/4 cup soy sauce: 1/4 cup mirin: 1 tbsp white sugar, and I heated the sauce in a pan. As it cools on the plate, it hardens slightly to form a beautiful glaze. The perfect Sunday brunch.