Total Time
1 Hour
Yield
Makes 4 servings
Monica Buck

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 1- to 2-quart pan, mix soy sauce, honey, and garlic. Stir often over medium-high heat until glaze is reduced by about a third, 7 to 10 minutes.

Step 2

Pour 3 tablespoons glaze into a small bowl and reserve. Pour remainder into a shallow 2- to 3-quart baking dish. Set salmon pieces in dish, skin side up; let stand 15 minutes. Turn salmon pieces over.

Step 3

Bake in a 450° oven until salmon has turned opaque at the edges but is still translucent in the center (cut to test), 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven.

Step 4

Increase oven heat to broil. Brush salmon evenly with about half the reserved glaze and sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds. Broil 6 inches from heat until sesame seeds are toasted and salmon is opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5

Drizzle salmon with remaining reserved glaze. Use a wide spatula to transfer pieces to plates.

Chef's Notes

We like to use wild Pacific salmon. It has a richer flavor than farmed salmon, doesn't require chemical color additives and antibiotics, and is environmentally friendly. (The Alaska salmon fishery is especially well managed, and the fish are abundant.)

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