If you’re a salmon-lover like me, you know this fish is tasty and healthy. It is a great source of protein, B vitamins, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, and may even assist in weight control and reduce heart disease. Eating salmon can even enhance brain function! The health benefits are endless…
There are many incredible sauces to pair with salmon. Cooked correctly, the fish is very mild in taste so whichever sauce you choose, will be the dominant flavor. For this recipe, we’ll create a tasty soy ginger sauce which couples nicely with any crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy!
Soy Glazed Salmon
Total cook time: 35 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes/ Cook: 20 minutes
Serving size: 4
4 salmon filets (keep skin or remove based on your preference)
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce (reduced sodium)
Lemon wedges, rosemary sprigs, sesame seeds (optional garnishes)
Mix garlic, ginger, honey, and soy sauce in a bowl.
Cover the salmon filets with the soy mixture and place in the refrigerator to marinate (marinating time is based on your preference but should be, at least, 15 minutes).
Place the extra, unused glaze in the refrigerator for later.
Heat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place salmon on the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish (I like my salmon cooked medium).
For a crispy coating, broil the salmon for an additional 2-3 minutes after baking.
Take the remaining glaze, place in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Place salmon filets on a platter. Either drizzle the glaze on top of the fish or place in a small bowl on the side.
Garnish with either lemon, rosemary sprig, and/or sesame seeds.
Compliment the salmon with steamed broccoli or asparagus. Tip: to keep the vegetable nutrients from depleting when cooking, steam in a small amount of water and for a short amount of time.
Enjoy this delicious and healthy meal for dinner tonight! ⚓️