Wasabi & Honey Glazed-Salmon

Wasabi & Honey Glazed-Salmon


  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped, peeled ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mirin (or vermouth)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons wasabi paste


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together mirin, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, ginger and wasabi to taste. (Add the wasabi incrementally, tasting as you go.)
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until glaze thickens slightly, about 5 minutes (mine took closer to 10 minutes). Remove from the heat.
  3. My adaption to this recipe is that I prefer to sear and roast salmon in an oven-proof skillet.
  4. Preheat oven to 425F.
  5. Lightly coat an oven-proof skillet with olive oil and heat on medium-high.
  6. Season the salmon with a little kosher salt & fresh cracked pepper.
  7. When the oil begins to shimmer, and just starts to smoke, add the salmon, skin side up.
  8. Sear, without moving it around for 3-4 minutes. Turn the salmon over, skin side down. Brush some of the glaze onto the salmon and then place the skillet of salmon into the oven for about 4 minutes.
  9. Spoon the remainder of the sauce over the salmon and serve hot.

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