Sweet Salmon with a Kick

Fragrant five-spice powder is popular in Chinese cooking and complements wild salmon's buttery taste and texture.


4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet, 1 tablespoon sauce, and 1 tablespoon onions)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 281
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Fat 10.9 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 4.4 g
Protein 34.1 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 446 mg
Calcium 25 mg


1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
Cooking spray
1/4 cup sliced green onions


Preheat broiler.

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Reserve 1/4 cup vinegar mixture.

Combine red pepper, salt, and five-spice powder; rub evenly over skinned side of salmon.

Place salmon, skin side down, on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 16 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness, brushing frequently with vinegar mixture.

Place reserved 1/4 cup vinegar mixture in a small microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave at high 20 seconds or until bubbly. Drizzle over fish; sprinkle with onions.