What appealed to the both of us with this dish was the combination.
Of the sweetness of the brown sugar and the wonderful smoky grilled salmon.
The fish cooks with the brown sugar on top caramelizing into the flesh.
This is a super fast and easy dish to make.
Perfect for a busy weeknight or wow your guests with sweet and moist salmon fillets.
This delicious salmon dish is surprisingly easy to make.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Asian Brown Sugar Salmon
The recipe serves 2 but can easily be doubled.
2 pieces of salmon fillet, skin on one side (approx 6 to 8 oz each).
2 tsp. fresh, finely grated ginger.
2 tsp. sesame oil.
1 tsp. hot chili oil.
2/3 c. soy sauce (Low sodium will work fine.)
3 Tbs. brown sugar.
Put all ingredients except the salmon in a 9" by 9" Pyrex or other ovenproof pan.
Stir to mix.
Then place the salmon, flesh side down, on the mixture.
Let marinate in your refrigerator for about 30 minutes while you relax.
Don't marinate too long or the fish starts to fall apart (we made that mistake the first time).
When ready to make dinner, you’re going to grill your salmon.
You can also do this in a sauté pan if you don't have a grill or don't want to use it.
Don't Throw Away the Marinade.
Spray the pan with olive oil spray.
Place the salmon flesh side down to start and grill or sauté on Medium High for 3 minutes.
Turn salmon over.
Grill on skin side for up to 4 minutes more, or to your liking.
I try to gauge about 6-7 minutes per inch thickness.
To cook it a hair past the "pink in the middle" stage.
You can judge your own cooking time based on your own taste preference.
While the salmon is cooking, pour the marinade into a small saucepan.
Heat it on medium high heat until it gently boils and starts to cook down.
It will get close to a syrup consistency.
Don't let it boil over, but you do want a gentle boil to reduce it.
When the salmon is done, serve with a healthy drizzle of the sauce.
You can also put extra sauce in a gravy bowl to serve if someone wants more.
Serve with a seasonal salad, rice pilaf or quinoa for a delicious and hearty meal.
And pair with white wine for an unforgettably delicious experience!
Again, we both hope you and your family enjoy this light.
But equally delicious, Asian Brown Sugar Salmon recipe!Tweet
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