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Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon

Let me start off by saying that the marinade for this salmon was so good, I wanted to eat it with a spoon.

Not to mention the honey glaze.

I am not a big seafood lover.  I eat halibut & salmon.  That’s it.  But I looooove me some salmon, and I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it.

This is my new favorite way.  The flavors of this compliment each other so well, that I am sure if you try it it will become your go-to salmon recipe as well.

Oh, and did I mention it takes only about 10 minutes of prep, if that?  I served mine with perfectly prepared asparagus.  Even my two year old daughter gobbled it up.

Recipe adapted from How Sweet it Is

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds raw salmon

Marinade:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1-2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
4 green onions, sliced

Sesame Ginger Honey Glaze

1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Directions:
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack over top. Spray the rack with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl or baking dish, combine olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, vinegar, brown sugar and whisk well until combined. (alternatively, you can just throw everything in your food processor- this saves from having to grate ginger or mince garlic)  Add salmon to the dish or place everything in a ziplock bag, then refrigerate and marinate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the broiler in your oven. (Or preheat your grill, etc if you prefer to use something else.)

Remove salmon with kitchen tongs and place directly on the wire rack. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt and pepper, then place directly under the broiler. Cook for 10-12 minutes, depending on the salmon’s thickness (our’s was just about an inch thick), until opaque and easily flakable with a fork. You can flip the salmon halfway through cooking if desired.

Remove and serve immediately, with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds, green onions and the glaze below.

Ginger Honey Glaze:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. (or, once again, you can just pour everything into your food processor) Pour over salmon.

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