There’s just something about a fresh salmon dish that just screams home-cooked meal. It’s one of those proteins you can meal prep for the week and switch up your sides. This soy glazed salmon goes well with jasmine rice, sweet potatoes, kale and whatever other fresh side that tickles your fancy.
We paired the salmon with a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. And while this sounds like a summer fave, but we promise if you make it during this bone-chilling weather, your taste buds will give you a warming sensation of sunshine-filled days.
Of course we wouldn’t get your mouth watering, telling you about an amazing soy-glazed salmon without giving you the tools for you to make your own. Check out the recipe and thank us later!
1 tablespoon honey
2 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
4 6 -ounce skinless center-cut salmon fillets
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 medium English cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 avocado, halved, seeded and chopped
Jarred pickled ginger, for serving (optional)Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix the honey, 2 teaspoons soy sauce and the cornstarch in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until just simmering, 30 to 40 seconds.
Rub the fish fillets all over with 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil and season lightly with salt. Place the fish in a baking dish and bake 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush with the honey-soy sauce mixture. Return the fish to the oven and continue baking until just cooked through, 7 to 9 more minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk the rice vinegar, mayonnaise and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon each soy sauce and sesame oil in a large bowl. Add the cucumber, scallions and 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss. Gently fold in the avocado. Serve the salmon with the salad and pickled ginger.
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