Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pan Roasted Salmon with Soy-Ginger Glaze

Per usual, I'm always looking for easy, healthy, and tasty meals to make during the week.  And when they look as good as they taste, it's even better!  Almost as satisfying as a smile when someone tastes your dish is a smile when someone sees the picture and starts getting hungry.  This pan roasted salmon did just that.  I paired the salmon with steamed broccoli and oven-baked Japanese sweet potatoes seasoned with smoked paprika, a little nutmeg, and a dash of salt and pepper. A great weeknight meal going on the repeat list!

Below is the recipe for 2 servings.

*choose organic and local if you can!

  • 1/8 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger (I used ground ginger I had on hand)
  • 1/2 tsp organic/local honey
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Two 6-ounce wild-caught salmon fillets (mine had skins on the bottom since they were fresh from the market when I bought them)
  • freshly ground pepper
  • Cilantro leaves, for garnish (optional but good!)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce and ginger. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Stir in honey and dijon mustard.
  3. Season salmon with freshly ground pepper.
  4. Heat enough olive oil to coat the bottom of a large skillet. When the skillet is hot, add salmon, skin side up and cook over a medium/high heat until golden and crusty (about 2-3 minutes). Remove from heat, turn the salmon over, and spoon the ginger-soy glaze on top.
  5. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 5 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
  6. Transfer finished salmon to a plate and garnish with cilantro!
How do you like to cook salmon? Do you have any glazes you enjoy?

~ Hannah

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