Wasabi & Honey Glazed-Salmon

Ingredients

3 tablespoons mirin (or vermouth)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons wasabi paste
2 ounces salmon fillets (4 to 6 each)

Preparation

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For the sauce:
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In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together mirin, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, ginger and wasabi to taste. (Add the wasabi incrementally, tasting as you go.)
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Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until glaze thickens slightly, about 5 minutes (mine took closer to 10 minutes). Remove from the heat.
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My adaption to this recipe is that I prefer to sear and roast salmon in an oven-proof skillet.
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Lightly coat an oven-proof skillet with olive oil and heat on medium-high.
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Season the salmon with a little kosher salt & fresh cracked pepper.
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When the oil begins to shimmer, and just starts to smoke, add the salmon, skin side up.
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Sear, without moving it around for 3-4 minutes. Turn the salmon over, skin side down. Brush some of the glaze onto the salmon and then place the skillet of salmon into the oven for about 4 minutes.
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Spoon the remainder of the sauce over the salmon and serve hot.

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About

Courtesy of Weight Watcher's and the Washington Post, and inspired by the food blog "One Perfect Bite"... with a couple of my own minor adaptions.

What I liked about this glaze is that it's very simple to make, and it's very tasty. If you don't have Mirin on hand, you can substitute either Vermouth or a dry white wine.

To see how I made this, please visit my blog at:
http://foodiewife-kitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/wasabi-honey-glazed-salmon-with-coconut.html

Yield:

2

Added:

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 5:12pm

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