Honey-Teriyaki Salmon with an Asian honey glaze is such and easy, flavorful dish you can make any night of the week. Simply fill a resealable bag with the marinade ingredients, add the salmon and marinate until you’re ready to cook. Then when you’re ready to start dinner, make your sides and your fish will be done in less than 15 minutes.
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We all loved this simple dish in my home, it tasted like something I would order in an upscale Asian restaurant, yet it was so simple to make. I served this with forbidden rice and sauteed sugar snap peas on the side, but this would also be wonderful with edamame fried rice.
Adding salmon to your plate is one of the healthiest decisions you can make. Studies link its high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients with a lower risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and more. By choosing fresh wild salmon (your best bet is wild Alaskan or Pacific) over farmed, you will likely be getting better quality, less-contaminated fish. However, the health benefits of eating farmed salmon far outweigh the health risks associated with not eating salmon at all; so if wild salmon is out of your budget, go for the farmed variety.
7 Smart Points266 calories
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Honey-Teriyaki Salmon with an Asian honey glaze is such and easy, flavorful dish you can make any night of the week. Simply fill a resealable bag with the marinade ingredients, add the salmon and marinate until you’re ready to cook.
3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
3 tbsp mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
3 tbsp sake
2 tbsp honey
1 lb fresh wild salmon fillet, cut in 4 pieces
2 tsp cooking oil
Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, and honey in a resealable bag. Add the salmon and mix to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
Remove salmon, reserving the marinade. Heat a frying pan or sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, swirl in the oil. Sear salmon, 2 minutes per side. Turn heat to low and pour in the reserved marinade. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until cooked through.
Nutritional information for wild salmon provided by Heather K Jones, RD.