Teriyaki Salmon

teriyaki salmonSince I haven’t prepared any fish for dinner in awhile I wanted to make some more salmon. As far as fish goes, I prefer salmon. However, if not prepared well it’s a bit fishy, so it needs a good marinade. This is really easy to make (and healthy!) which will give the salmon a good flavor without overwhelming the fish.

2 salmon filets
1 tablespoon mirin
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon sake (dry sherry will work as well)
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


Preheat the oven broiler on high. I made a small “tray” out of tin foil to place the salmon on to keep the marinade so it doesn’t drip through the tray. Grilling these will work just as well. Salt and pepper the filets to taste. In a small bowl whisk together the mirin, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sake. Drizzle the marinade over top the fish and place in the oven. Place the sesame seeds in a small skillet and cook until lightly browned.

Cook for 7-10 minutes, until the salmon is cooked though. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top. Serve immediately. Double the marinade recipe if making more than 2 filets.

*Make sure your soy sauce is gluten free. Several brands do have wheat in theirs.


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