Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Lunch & Dinner

Honey Sesame Salmon in Foil

8 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1/3 cup honey

3 tablespoons regular soy sauce

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ((juice of ½ a lemon))

1 tablespoon minced garlic ((or 4 garlic cloves, crushed))

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar ((or apple cider vinegar))

2 teaspoons Sriracha ((Increase to 4 teaspoons if you like spicy))

2 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Pinch of red chili flakes ((optional))

2-3 pound side of salmon ((wild caught, if possible))

Salt (, to season)

Green onion slices (, to garnish)

Directions

Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F | 190°C. Line a baking tray / sheet with a large piece of foil, big enough to fold over and seal to create a packet (or 2 long pieces of foil over lapping each other lengthways to create your salmon packet, depending on the width of you fillet).

In a small saucepan, combine the honey, soy sauce and butter over low-medium heat, and whisk until the honey has melted through the butter and the mixture is well combined. Take off the heat, and add in the lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, Sriracha, sesame oil, ginger, sesame seeds and chili flakes. Transfer 1/4 cup of sauce into a small dish for serving later; set it aside.

Place the salmon onto prepared baking tray | sheet and season with salt (about 1 teaspoon -- adjust to your taste). Pour the honey sesame mixture (from the pan) over the salmon, and spread evenly with the back of a spoon or spatula to evenly cover in sauce.

Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon to cover and completely seal the packet closed to prevent the sauce from leaking.

Bake until cooked through (about 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish and your preference of doneness). Open the foil, being careful of any escaping steam, and grill / broil under the grill / broiler for 3-5 minutes on medium heat to caramelise the top (keep your eye on it so it doesn't burn). Pour the reserved sauce over the salmon and garnish with green onion slices. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

250 kcal

Total Fat

11 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat

-

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

69 mg

Sodium

479 mg

Total Carbohydrate

12 g

Dietary Fiber

-

Total Sugars

11 g

Protein

23 g

8 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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