This is a good dish for a crowd. I say that because the sauce takes a while to reduce so it won't be your quick fish for a weekday. But the flavor was great with both salty and sweet. I would say don't broil for over a minute at the end though or you risk burning the edges.
Flavor fresh salmon fillets with a simple glaze made from soy sauce, honey, and garlic. Bake, drizzle with reserved glaze, and top with a sprinkling of sesame seeds for a quick and easy salmon dinner.
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- Calories: 347
- Calories from fat: 49%
- Protein: 33g
- Fat: 19g
- Saturated fat: 3.6g
- Carbohydrate: 11g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Sodium: 1051mg
- Cholesterol: 90mg
- 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
- 4 pieces (about 6 oz. each) salmon fillet (see notes), skin on
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 5. Drizzle salmon with remaining reserved glaze. Use a wide spatula to transfer pieces to plates.
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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