Honey-Soy Salmon

By Katie, 3:11 pm

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about salmon.

The health benefits of salmon are incredible. It’s low in saturated fat, but an excellent source of the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon also contains important vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin B12, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin B6. Check out WHFoods for a full breakdown of the many, many health benefits of this wonderful fish!

Salmon is also great because it’s really simple to work with, and since it’s not very “fishy” tasting, many people who aren’t usually big fans of fish tend to like it. I personally adore it. :-)

Honey-Soy Salmon is a really simple recipe, one that gives the fish a touch of sweetness without overpowering its naturally pleasing flavor. And the best part is, it only takes a little over 30 minutes, start to finish…including marinating time!

Honey-Soy Salmon
Serves 4

4 salmon fillets (4-6 oz each) (for sustainability purposes, choose wild-caught Alaskan salmon)
1/3 cup honey (I use raw honey, which is great!)
2 tbsp soy sauce (preferably reduced-sodium)
juice from 1 lemon
1 tbsp sesame oil (you can substitute olive oil, but I think the sesame oil really adds great flavor)
sea salt and pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 425ยบ.

2. Combine the honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

3. Place the salmon fillets in a plastic bag and pour the honey-soy mixture over them.

4. Allow the salmon to marinate for about 20 minutes.

5. Place salmon on a baking sheet/dish lightly coated with nonstick spray. Roast for 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fillets.

Do you cook with salmon? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?

7 Responses to “Honey-Soy Salmon”

  1. Kelly says:

    We’re having salmon for dinner tonight :)
    We’re simple folk — I like it with drizzled with olive oil or a small pat of butter, fresh lemon, salt, pepper, and some dill.

    Honestly we eat it that way most of the time. :) You can bake it, grill it, whatever!

  2. I adore it as well, in fact, that is what I am cooking for our anniversary dinner tonight. I really like to cook it with spicy mustard.

  3. katie says:

    i ADORE salmon girl! soo good! i love it dipped in bbq sauce :)

  4. Salmon is definitely one of the main things I miss about eating meat. It looks so yummy in your pic! The salad looks amazing as well, thinking that might be lunch tomorrow!

  5. Oooo I LOVE salmon!!!! Very good topped with either maple syrup or a cilantro pesto, yum!

  6. Jessie says:

    I LOVE salmon! Thanks for sharing all the nutrient info – salmon really is a remarkable fish, and a nutrient powerhouse. Your recipe looks fabulous :) I like this recipe: http://thehappinessinhealth.com/a-good-use-for-mayo , although pretty much any method of preparing it is good (as the previous commenters can attest to :) ). Have a great evening!

  7. Nicole, RD says:

    Gorgeous salmon fillets! I love it marinaded like yours in a soy/honey/citrus concoction! It does wonders on salmon, specifically! Mm mmm!

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