Citrus Glazed Baked Salmon with Sake
This easy-to-make Citrus Glazed Baked Salmon with Sake can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or less! Full of natural umami flavours, it's flavoured with a zesty ginger-honey orange glaze.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
- 2 4 ounce wild salmon fillets
- 1 tsp olive oil extra virgin
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1/3 cup sake, or mirin, cooking sherry or white grape juice
- 2 tsp lemon zest finely grated
- 1 tbsp orange zest finely grated
- 3 tbsp orange juice freshly squeezed
- 1 tsp hot chili paste (like Sambal Oelek)
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Remove pin bones from salmon if they have not already been removed. Score the skin with a sharp knife. Scoring prevents the fillet from curling up and increases the surface area. Pat dry.
Prepare the glaze. Place glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until reduced by half, about 6 - 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
Meanwhile, sear the salmon. Heat an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp oil. When it begins to ripple, add salmon fillets, skin side up. Sear for 2 minutes, then turn and sear on the other side for 2 minutes. Spread the glaze over the salmon, reserving one-third to brush on part way through baking time.
Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 6 - 8 minutes or just until fish flakes slightly with a fork. Time will depend on the thickness of the fish. Do not overcook. Fish will continue to cook slightly after you remove it from the oven.
Remove from oven, brush with remaining glaze and place under broiler for 2 - 3 minutes or until honey starts to caramelize. Serve immediately.
Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 51mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Iron: 0.1mg