Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday Food Post - Sesame Soy Salmon with Ginger Honey Glaze

Whenever I eat salmon I am always looking for some way of serving it a little differently, and I love to browse through Tastespotting which is where I found this one.  I usually don't have to go too far before seeing something that I want to make, as was the case with this recipe.  It comes from The Iron You hosted by Mike, and you can see the original here.  He offers alternatives in the ingredient section which you might want to take a note of.  The ingredients below are what I used.

Sesame-Soy Salmon with Ginger Honey Glaze
Serves 4

For the salmon:

1-1/2 lbs. (or four 6 oz. pieces) salmon, you can take the skin off if you prefer
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce 
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

For the Ginger Honey Glaze

4 tablespoons mild-tasting honey
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

For garnish (optional):

Toasted sesame seeds 
Thinly sliced green onions

In a bowl combine the olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, vinegar and brown sugar.  Using a whisk mix thoroughly until well blended.

In a shallow covered container or in a large Ziploc bag, place the salmon inside and pour the marinade over it.  Cover or seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

While the salmon is marinating combine all the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Place the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat your broiler set at high.  

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease with olive oil.  (I used non-stick foil and left out this step).

Remove the salmon from the marinade and place onto the lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper and place under the broiler.

Cook for 10 minutes.  

Remove and brush top of the salmon with the glaze.  Cook for another 2 minutes, or until it easily flakes with a fork.

Remove immediately, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions if using them.

Serve and enjoy!

One serving is 463 calories

What do I think of this meal?  It was excellent and I shall be making it again.  I served it with a brown rice salad which I will be sharing next Monday.


  1. It certainly looks tantalizing, Denise! :)

  2. This looks a delicious way of serving salmon Denise, and I look forward to the salad recipe next week.

  3. You are just the most amazing cook, Denise!

  4. I love this! Perfect for someone who wants to have healthy meals.

  5. Yes, I think that is really scrumptious.

  6. Good morning, Denise! This salmon looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a happy Monday!

  7. I think I'll try this, Denise. Hubby likes salmon so it would please him.

  8. Yummie! :)
    Finally something for me, Denise! :))

    Have a wonderful day!

  9. We are salmon fans and usually have it every couple of weeks, so a new recipe is always welcome. Thanks for this one, Denise, and the rice looks like a great accompaniment.

  10. if it tastes as good as your photos LOOK it is wonderful. beautiful to look at from here

  11. This looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. I just love salmon ... it's always nice when you find a recipe that works well.

    Have a lovely week.

    All the best Jan

  13. That looks awesome. I'll have to try it out. I tend to be picky when it comes to fish so we'll see how it does.

  14. I'm not one for seafood, though I'm sure there are those who love it and would go for this.

  15. It looks awesome! I guess it would go well with Mahi Mahi? I can't stand salmon, so I think I'll try it with the Mahi. We have that once a week--our only homemade meal. :)

  16. I wish I liked looks sooo good. But I just can eat it, and if I have another choice, I will take it. But my oldest daughter loves it.

  17. Love this type of rice. Will try out the recipe. Thanks :)

  18. My hubby likes plain meals. It's a shame. I like being creative, too! :-)

  19. this looks and sounds delicious! thanks for sharing.
    i'm going to have to try it out asap!

  20. your dishes always make me hungry..since we do not eat meat I could not try your meat dishes..but this fish item I am definitely going to try..