Honey soy salmon with mashed potatoes and avocado

It’s easy to get intimidated with dishes consisting of many different ingredients, but trust me, this was a really easy dish to make. Perfect for those busy evenings when all you want is to eat quickly. Today was one of those days where everything seems to go wrong. Class ended late, the MRT BROKE DOWN so I ended up taking a long detour home. Thankfully, the supermarket wasn’t so crowded, so I’m was in and out within 10 minutes. Once I got home, I was so hungry that I immediately started cracking… 

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Ingredients:
1 Salmon fillet – deboned
1 ripe avocado
1 Potato
Soy sauce
Honey
Salt
Pepper
Slab of butter

Steps:
1. Boil water for the potato. Drop the potato in once water comes to a boil. It should take about 20 minutes for the potato to soften. To speed things up, cut the potato into pieces before dropping it into the pot.
2. Mix 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1 teaspoon honey. Add a teaspoon of mirin if you have it. Pour into a shallow plate and let the Salmon marinate in there (skin side up) for about 5 minutes
3. Scoop out the avocado and use the back of the spoon to mash it up.
4. Oil a frying pan. When hot, put the salmon fillet in skin side down first. After about 3 mins, flip over to the other side. If you desire, drizzle a little marinade over the salmon. After about 2 mins, turn off the fire and set aside. The salmon will still continue to cook inside.
5. By now, the potato should be really soft. Drain the boiling water, use a potato masher to mash up the potato, add a slab of butter and mix well.
6. Add the avocado and season with salt and pepper to taste. You can do all this in the pot which you used to boil the potato to minimise washing up.
7. Scoop the avocado/potato mash onto a plate. Place the salmon on top. Drizzle with marinade if you wish. Dinner is served.

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