Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sesame-Soy Glazed Salmon

Salmon was on sale at the grocery, so I picked some up without a clear idea of exactly what I was going to do with it.  This sesame-soy glaze was the perfect choice because it was super easy and used items I already had in my fridge and pantry.  Bonus: super delicious!  The sauce is sweet but not overly sugary, and I love sesame seeds on pretty much everything.  We didn't manage to leave any leftovers, but I bet this would be awesome cold the next day for lunch, maybe on a big salad.

On the side: roasted zucchini and polenta (sort of weird with fish, but tasty!)

Sesame-Soy Glazed Salmon (adapted from the Haggis and the Herring, original recipe here)

About 1 pound salmon (in fillets or one large piece -- either will work)
1-1/2 T soy sauce
1 T Dijon mustard
1/2 T sesame seeds
1/2 T brown sugar
1/2 tsp toasted, dehydrated onions or 1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 T olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a heavy baking sheet with foil. Grease lightly.
2. Place the salmon skin-side-down on the baking sheet, and score down to the skin (but without cutting through the skin) in a criss-cross pattern, spaced every 2 inches or so.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, mustard, sesame seeds, brown sugar, onions, garlic powder, and oilve oil.  Pour as evenly as possible over the fish (some will run off).
4. Bake until the salmon is cooked to your liking - 15 minutes or so for smaller/thinner fillets, or 25 minutes for a larger piece of fish.

1 comment:

  1. I love salmon prepared any way. This looks fantastic!