Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE

I was called back and offered a job. How was that possible? It was a bad interview. No, it was a disaster. My skills were not even that good.  I guess the manager liked me … I was very excited and I was ready to make a big impression. I was ready.  The first day, nobody’s in the department yet but her, Dianne and him, Randy. As I bubbly said  hi, they responded with a gaze and a cold shrug.  I know right then and there, that everything will not be alright.

That is how everything went down for me in that job. As I got to meet the rest of the department, I knew that I did not belong and I knew that I will be left by my own… to swim in this furnace of hell called my “dream job…”

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Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE

And the downward slope continued. The department’s expectations of me were too high that I cannot keep up. All the time, I got swipe with insults from Randy and a mocking look from Dianne. I came home emotionally drained and physically exhausted. Months went by and I became paranoid. I was pretty sure that they were talking about me; no. I was certain.I can hear the loud whispers about their criticism. Whenever I turn around, I knew that they were laughing at me… I am now convinced that I am crazy. I was young and fresh, how come they did not understand me… how come they did not give me a chance to blossom? Why are they so mean when I am so nice… Why?

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Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE

I did not last in that job. I was just too weak. I was just too kind, and I was just not capable enough. Even though I lost that job, I took out the biggest lesson from that experience. – DIANNE AND RANDY.

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Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE

Years passed by and I am now in the “peak” of my career and I credit Dianne and Randy‘s “MEAN-NESS” for it. Because of them, I’ve learned that no matter how charming and friendly I am, it does not make up for my lack of skills; so currently, I am learning skills in every opportunity that I can get.I’ve learned that great job skills will make me get respected in the work place. I also became humble during learning curve and I  use it as an opportunity to ask meaningful and sometimes stupid questions.

Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE
Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE

Whenever I get discourage at work, a flash of Dianne and Randy’s face make me settle down and their flashbacks make me focus on doing better next time because I am not letting bullies bring me down all over again. I chuckle, “Huh! I became stronger because of them.” Aside from making me thick skinned, I vowed never ever to gossip in the work place. Those little whispers and smirks had cut me deep. I became a wreck. Looking back, I vowed not to do that with anybody (well, except now).

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Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE

So why am I sharing this painful experience of mine in front of this Grilled Salmon? It just happened that as I was preparing this Salmon, a thought   of those two came out of the blue. It is when I came home from a job which is I am totally content and where I am doing well.  Would I be a good worker as I am right now if I have n’t met those bullies?  They say one’s greatest adversity is one’s greatest opportunity… In my case, my adversity were Dianne and Randy and they  have brought opportunity to better myself… how about you, what is you great adversity?

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Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE

 

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Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE
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Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE

Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE

Ingredients

  1. 1/8 cup Sriracha (mild spice)
  2. 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  3. 1 tablespoon brown sugar ( more or less, depending on how you want the salmon to taste
  4. 1 tablespoon black pepper
  5. 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  6. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  7. 1 stalk green onion, optiona
  8. 3 tablespoon sesame seed
  9. 2 slabs of slice Wild Salmon

Instructions

  • Place first five ingredients in a small bowl and mix completely until sugar dissolves. Place the salmon in the baking pan and brush with the marinade and sprinkle with the sesame seed put then garlic on top. Cover and refrigerate salmon overnight or for few hours. or cook it right away.Grill until salmon is cook through,
  • I bought two flank of salmon, so I just marinated both and put the other flank in the freezer for next use,
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24 comments on “Marinated AND GRILLED SALMON IN SHIRACHA AND HOISIN SAUCE

  1. What a story you have there! There are a few people in our lives that we always thank for having, even through it may not be happy memory. They definitely make us better. 🙂
    I love salmon. It is my favorite fish and I make it often. The hoisin and Sriracha make a lovely marinade. Can’t wait to try it!

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