Glazed Salmon with Mint and Cucumber Slaw

Glazed Salmon with Mint and Cucumber Slaw Recipe
Photo: Kana Okada


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 64.12 mg
Calories 441.06
Caloriesfromfat 46 %
Carbohydrate 23.06 g
Cholesterol 100.36 mg
Fat 22.62 g
Fiber 1.31 g
Iron 1.45 mg
Protein 35.31 mg
Satfat 4.19 g
Sodium 248.73 mg


2/3 cup fresh orange juice
6 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons mustard powder
1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each), skin removed
1/2 small cucumber, cut into matchstick-size strips
8 leaves Bibb lettuce, thinly sliced
8 sprigs fresh mint
1 orange, peeled and segmented
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, whisk together the orange juice, sugar, mustard, 1/4 cup of the vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, uncovered, for about 8 minutes. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.

Heat broiler. Arrange the salmon on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Brush the salmon with the glaze. Broil until the salmon is the same color throughout, about 5 minutes, basting once with the remaining glaze. Place the cucumber, lettuce, mint, and orange in a large bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons of vinegar, the oil, and the remaining salt and pepper; toss.

Tip: Use the tender inner leaves from the Bibb lettuce, not the outer tough leaves. Your reward will be a pleasing buttery taste and a supple texture.

Sara Quessenberry,

Real Simple

July 2005
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