- 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- ◦3 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
- ◦3 tablespoons sake
- ◦2 tablespoons honey
- ◦1 pound fresh salmon fillet
- ◦2 teaspoons cooking oil
Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, and honey in a resealable bag. Add the salmon and mix to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
Remove salmon, reserving the marinade. Heat a frying pan or sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, swirl in the oil. Sear salmon, 2 minutes per side. Turn heat to low and pour in the reserved marinade. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until cooked through.
I skinned my salmon fillet and cut it into 4 (4 oz.) portions before marinating. Once I seared both sides and added the marinade to the pan, I did not cover it, rather I spooned the simmering glaze over the top of the salmon fillets - resulting in the most perfect, sticky coating on the outside of the fish. If you break the salmon down into fillets first, like this, the cooking time will be less. After you've added the marinade, allow it to bubble up (this goes quickly); while you're spooning it over the top of the fish, it will continue to thicken. It only takes another minute or two at this point.