Asian Glazed Salmon

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Asian Salmon

This delicious Asian salmon requires no marinating. Simply broil, brush with an asian-inspired glaze and serve. The flavors are spectacular!

It all started when I wanted to use up not just the salmon I had in the fridge (duh), but also scallions. “Ha! Asian salmon!” I thought, but all the recipes I found said to marinate the salmon for at least 2 hours, then bake in the marinade, basting occasionally. Since it was already 6pm, I hardly had time to marinate, so decided to just brush the salmon with olive oil, broil it (a matter of 6 minutes), thickening the marinade into a glaze in the meantime, then brush it with the glaze. It turned out amazing, and even though my personal favorite is still my blackened salmon, I think this comes in at a close second, and really, it depends on your mood and on what flavor experiecne you’re lookig for on a particular night.

A comment on thickening the glaze: I use konjac flour, a powerful fiber-based thickener. It’s zero-carb and flavor-neutral, but you can definitely use cornstarch instead – a teaspoon of cornstarch should be comparable to 1/8 teaspoon of konjac flour, though nutrition info will change slightly.

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Recipe type: Entree, Low-Carb
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon konjac flour (or 1 teaspoon cornstarch)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
Salmon:
  • Olive oil spray
  • 4 (6 oz) wild salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions (green part only)
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the soy sauce and konjac flour. Add the honey, hot sauce, minced garlic and minced ginger, whisking to combine.
  2. Heat the glaze over medium heat, whisking often, 2-3 minutes, until it thickens into syrup. Remove from heat.
  3. Heat broiler on high and position a rack 3-4 inches below flame (top rack). Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray it with olive oil spray.
  4. Place the salmon pieces on the foil and brush them with olive oil. Broil 5-6 minutes, or until opaque.
  5. Remove the salmon fillets onto a serving platter. Brush with the glaze, sprinkle with scallions and serve.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 362; Fat: 22g; Carbohydrates: 5g; Sugar: 5g; Sodium: 552mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 34g

Asian Salmon

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