Honey and Soy Salmon

I vacationed last week in CT and NY, where I ate a cornucopia of foods which was sooooo fun.  One of my favorites was eating brunch at Cinema Cafe, as their walnut encrusted stuffed french toast rocked!  Upon returning home, I knew I needed to eat lighter because all that fun had me feeling very sluggish.  For the first few days back I ate Peanut-Chili Noodles for dinner, which is a light combination of noodles and vegetables.  Well, after that it was time to get more protein back in to my dinners, so salmon was on my mind.  I made this recipe for the first time and loved it. The combination of honey and soy sauce, along with the ease of preparing was excellent.  The local honey I used added such depth to the sauce. Remember to support your local bee keepers. Also, try to buy wild caught salmon, as farm raised salmon often has dyes and chemicals added.  I served this with a small side of veggies and udon noodles, but it is also great with brown rice.

Ingredients

3 scallions, minced
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 pound salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 4 portions
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Preparation

  • Whisk scallion, soy sauce, vinegar, honey and ginger in a medium bowl until the honey is dissolved. Place salmon in a sealable plastic bag, add 3 tablespoons of the sauce and refrigerate; let marinate for 15 minutes. Reserve the remaining sauce.
  • Preheat broiler. Line a small baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  • Transfer the salmon to the pan, skinned-side down. (Discard the marinade.) Broil the salmon 4 to 6 inches from the heat source until cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with the reserved sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.

Servings: 4

Calories: about 234 per serving.

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