Teriyaki-Ginger Glazed Seared Salmon

Teriyaki-Ginger Glazed Seared Salmon

I love this quick, delicious teriyaki salmon with ginger and garlic. Everything comes together in just minutes, adding a flavorful, healthy protein to your meal. Enjoy! – Carmelo Sigona
Serves 2.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Sigona’s Fresh Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or enough to coat bottom
  • 2 wild salmon fillets, about 4 to 6oz each
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp mirin, such as Wan Ja Shan  
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • About a 1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely sliced

Directions: Using a sharp knife, score the skin side of the salmon fillets with straight lines 2 or 3 times. This helps the skin not to buckle when cooked. Season both sides of the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon skin-side up; allow to cook for about 2 to 4 minutes, depending on thickness, until the salmon has a nice sear, and you can see the cooked portion is at least halfway through the fish from the bottom up. Flip the salmon and allow to sear over medium-high for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium/medium-low then add the mirin, soy sauce, garlic and ginger to the pan. Moving quickly, tilt the pan slightly to collect some of the liquid in a spoon and then drizzle it over the fillets as they cook another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and continue spooning the mixture over the fish until it thickens and fish is cooked through or to your liking (some prefer a 125°F internal temp at the thickest part; the FDA recommends 145°F).

Remove fish from remaining sauce and serve immediately.

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