Entrees Recipes

Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon


Salmon is one of the fish we eat a lot of in our home.  It  can be a bit more expensive than other fish, so I look for it on sale, or buy it in large pieces from Costco.  When I get the large pieces, I portion it out and freeze some for later.  I am a woman that uses the freezer on a regular basis!  I used to use my vacuum sealer a lot, but I have found that if you know what’s in the freezer and use everything in a timely manner, The freezer resealable bags work well.
One of the aspects of cooking fish for dinner that I like so much is that it is fast!  Usually I will just season with salt, pepper, and other seasonings (depending on my mood), drizzle a little olive oil in a pan, and sauté the fish flipping once, and dinner is done in minutes.This recipe below takes a little bit more work and time, but the flavor: sweet, salty, and a little bit nutty makes for a great change.  It definitely dresses the meal up and makes it “fancy” in our home.

Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon

1 scallion, minced
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 4 portions
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
Whisk scallion, soy sauce, vinegar, honey and ginger in a medium bowl until the honey is dissolved. Place salmon in a sealable plastic bag, add 3 tablespoons of the sauce and refrigerate; let marinate for 15 minutes. Reserve the remaining sauce.Preheat broiler. Line a small baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.

Transfer the salmon to the pan, skinned-side down. (Discard the marinade.) Broil the salmon 4 to 6 inches from the heat source until cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with the reserved sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.

 From EatingWell:  August/September 2006

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