Honey Soy Broiled Salmon

Well, I have to admit that I don’t really know how to cook salmon. My husband normally takes care of it for me as I’ve had an aversion to trying it since I didn’t want to fail. He has a really nice garlic sauce he adds on top of the salmon before broiling it.

But I got bold! I took a hold of my salmon cooking fears and moved forward in my cooking adventures. Did it work?  Yes! I found this great marinade that I absolutely love.  I did have a bit of an adventure though. First, here’s the recipe.


  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 pound salmon cut into 4 portions
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


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

Simple, eh? Everything went well until I set the oven to broil and put the salmon in. I set my timer for 4 minutes thinking that I’d check it early since the recipe calls for 6 to 10 minutes. Well, I was fortunate to stick around in the kitchen as my smoke detectors started going off. At 4 minutes the salmon was done and the broiler let me know it.

Lesson learned?  When trying a new recipe make sure you set your timer for less time than what it calls for “just in case.”

But what a great marinade!

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