Asian glazed salmon is an iconic restaurant dish you can easily recreate at home. You probably have most of the ingredients on hand or can easily pick them up at your next trip to the grocery store. So how do you make this classic dish? Here are our tips for the ultimate Asian glazed salmon.
How To Make Asian Glazed Salmon: Getting Started
The sweet and sticky sauce of Asian glazed salmon is positively addictive. The hint of citrus and aroma of ginger balance out the sweetness of the glaze.
Here is what you'll need for a basic Asian glazed salmon recipe:
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
the juice of half a lemon
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Save half for later use. Use the remaining sauce to marinate two salmon fillets for at least 20 minutes.
Put two tablespoons of oil to a sauté pan and cook the salmon on both sides. Remove the fillets from the pan.
Add the Asian sauce to the pan. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer until thickened. Drizzle over the salmon and serve immediately. Garnish with sliced scallions or sesame seeds, if desired.
Tips For The Ultimate Asian Glazed Salmon
Soy sauce is the heart and soul of Asian glazed salmon but you can experiment with different sweeteners and flavor combinations. Don't have honey? Use maple syrup or brown sugar. Want to skip the lemon juice? Add bourbon instead.
If you like things spicy you can add chopped red chilies to the marinade or even a touch of Sriracha in a pinch.
Here is a great Asian glazed salmon recipe made with maple syrup you can try at home: