Eek! Saying it out loud makes it real. But I don't get it. Now, it's funny, because Sweet Thang will tell me that he likes salmon (he's a big lover of pretty much any "white" fish). He'll go so far as taking a bite or two of it when I make it. He'll smile and nod his head, eyebrows raised. But two bites is about as far as it ever goes. Apparently he likes it in moderation. So, let me put that another way:
I am the only person in my house who likes salmon in excess. I may even love it. Okay, I do.
They ignored me. Their loss.
I hope you won't ignore me, though. You don't want to miss out on making happy noises. Primal, gutteral happy noises.
Salmon coated in a sweet, sticky honey glaze.
Prep Time: 5 minutes (plus 1-8 hours to marinate)
Cook Time: 6-10 minutes
Keywords: grill saute entree honey salmon Asian
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
- 3 tablespoons sake
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 pound fresh salmon fillet
- 2 teaspoons 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.
I skinned my salmon fillet and cut it into 4 (4 oz.) portions before marinating. Once I seared both sides and added the marinade to the pan, I did not cover it, rather I spooned the simmering glaze over the top of the salmon fillets - resulting in the most perfect, sticky coating on the outside of the fish. If you break the salmon down into fillets first, like this, the cooking time will be less. After you've added the marinade, allow it to bubble up (this goes quickly); while you're spooning it over the top of the fish, it will continue to thicken. It only takes another minute or two at this point.
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update 3/11/13: the giveaway has ended - congrats to @joanneeatswell
#SundaySupper crew is very excited to be sharing dishes from Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites this week (plus a few from the Steamy Kitchen blog). Jaden Hair will be joining us for our live twitter chat tonight at 7pm Eastern - we hope you can join us using the #SundaySupper hastag (plus, see giveaway instructions above for a chance to win a copy of her new cookbook).
Here is the list of #SundaySupper Contributors who will be giving away a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook and the recipes they will be sharing:
Tofu-Mushroom Miso Soup
Steamy Kitchen blog:
- Kung Pao Chicken by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Prime Rib Roast with Miso au jus by The Urban Mrs.
- Kickin' Tequila Shrimp by Gourmet Drizzles
- Korean Beef Rice Bowl by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Pan Fried Shrimp and Pork Fried Potstickers by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Shrimp Curry by Ninja Baking
I'd love to hear about some of your favorite dishes and recipes Steamy Kitchen Blog or Cookbook(s)! Feel free to leave links and/or recipes in the comments. Also, feel free to join us for our live twitter chat tonight at 7pm (Eastern) using the#SundaySupper hashtag, and check out the Sunday Supper board on Pinterest.
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