MAGAZINE: Lisa Faulkner reveals her Valentine’s Day winner

It’s a day that can often get overshadowed by the stress of planning the perfect date.

Lisa Faulkner reveals her Valentines Day winner
Lisa Faulkner reveals her Valentines Day winner

Restaurants can be hard to book and inevitably will be crammed full of other couples and nobody really wants a picnic in the park in mid-February. When it comes to Romance, sometimes it’s better to keep things simple.

This year, why not spend some quality time together over a bottle of wine and a deliciously cooked meal at home? Lisa Faulkner has teamed up with Kikkoman soy sauce to create the perfect dish for a romantic night in. This simple to prepare recipe combines fresh salmon fillets, Kikkoman soy sauce and ginger. Not only is it a healthy dinner, the creative combination of ingredients really gives the dish that ‘something special’.

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Watch our video for tips from Lisa and a step by step guide to this fantastic recipe.

Lisa Faulkner reveals her Valentines Day winner

Salmon with soy, fennel and ginger

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 mins plus 25 mins marinating

Cooking time: 35 mins

Per serving: 366 calories, 24.9g fat, 4.1g saturates, 1.7g sugar, 1.3g salt


For the marinade:

4 tbsp sherry vinegar

2 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce

2 tbsp sesame oil

4 spring onions, sliced

1 inch of root ginger, peeled and grated

1 tbsp chopped chives

1 tbsp chopped coriander

4 salmon fillets (600g), skin removed

2 fennel bulbs, sliced

1 tbsp olive oil


Put all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and add the salmon. Cover and transfer to the fridge to marinade for at least 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Toss the sliced fennel with a little olive oil and spread in an even layer over the bottom of an ovenproof dish. Roast for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, then remove from the oven. Lay the salmon fillets on top of the fennel and spoon the marinade over. Return to the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.

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