This is another recipe I created based off one found over on the well balanced FODMAPer website.
The problems with this recipe for GERD were garlic infused oil (that seriously sounds so awesome and I wish I could use it!) and pepper. To get around losing garlic and pepper you really need some fairly big flavors. Since there were already sesame seeds included (optional) in the recipe, I thought why not substitute sesame oil for the olive oil since sesame oil has big flavor. I did that and also decided to incorporate some oyster sauce into the glaze (would have prefered hoisin or teriyaki or some such thing, but unfortunately those don’t work for low FODMAP and GERD friendly) in lieu of adding any salt, and sprinkled just a bit of brown sugar on top of the filets before going into the oven to help add a little sweetness to the actual salmon and to allow them to get a bit of caramelization.
The end result was out of this world! I’m telling you, you would never know this was a meal based around dietary restrictions. The salmon is cooked perfectly flaky and delicious, and the acidity levels from the glaze ingredients paired with the touch of brown sugar create an amazing burst of flavor with every bite. I made it for myself, Ilya and my mom (they being able to eat regular food), served it with baked potatoes and some steamed carrots and it was a perfect meal. The non-restricted eaters raved about it and my mom even asked to take the leftover glaze home to use on some fish she had to cook up!
What’s nice with the glaze is while there seems to be a high quantity of some high sugar/fat ingredients, since it it just a glaze you don’t end up actually consuming a ton of it and in turn don’t get as much sugar and fat as it might seem. Because of this, I even let myself drizzle a little of the extra sauce (which thickens up a bit after cooking and cooling) over the carrots which gave them a nice little burst of flavor too.
It was a perfect meal that made me feel happy to finally be able to host a dinner (in which I could actually eat something!) and one that will clearly be made again and again in my house.