Saturday, February 06, 2016

Sweet + Salty Sesame-Soy Salmon

Talk about a mouth-watering alliteration!

On the off chance that didn't sell you, I'll also have you know the prep for this glazed salmon is a breeze and cook time is next to nothing, not to mention it's pretty damn tasty. What's also great about this recipe is that you don't have to stick to it exactly. Feel free to deviate based on your preferred taste or if you're like me, just experiment with whatever ingredients you have on hand (I typically toss in fresh chopped ginger and scallions, but didn't have any today). In any case, the below will give you a guideline and a nice balanced base of salty and sweet to work with. Read on to find out exactly how to make this caramelized deliciousness at home.

What You'll Need:

(2) 6 oz salmon fillets
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds
juice of 1/2 lime


1. Combine everything except the sesame seeds in a large shallow dish. Place the salmon fillets into the dish and let sit for at least 30 minutes, spooning the marinade over top the fillets every few minutes.
2. In a skillet, toast the sesame seeds over medium heat. Once golden brown, transfer to a small bowl.
3. Heat a little bit of olive oil in the same skillet and carefully add the salmon. Saut√© for 7-10 minutes or until you reach your desired temperature. Flip the fillets after a few minutes to get that nice caramelization on each side.
4. Take the salmon off the heat, sprinkle the sesame seeds on top, and serve with steamed rice & veggies or other favorite side dish. I also like to pour some of the leftover marinade over top to finish.

If you try this recipe or have your own variation, leave me a comment letting me know how it turns out!

xo  Sc

1 comment

  1. Hey Sarah,

    This looked and sounded delicious, so I made it this evening :D

    Even the boys enjoyed it, I had a table of empty plates. I enjoyed the combination of sweet and salty. Lawrence likes spices, so I think next time I will add some crushed red pepper flakes to his to give it a sweet/salty/chili taste.

    Thanks for the recipe!



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