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Easy Asian Glazed Salmon
I am pretty excited about this salmon recipe you all….If you have been following me for awhile, you know I love salmon. My husband loves salmon. My daughter loves salmon. My son, not so much…but I’ll get him one day 😉
I almost always serve salmon blackened or make a glaze, and while I always love it, I was pretty excited when Karo Syrup challenged me to come up with a new salmon glaze recipe. You may think of sweet treats like fudges, caramels or pies when you think of using Karo Syrup, but it’s actually a very versatile ingredient that is perfect in my salmon glaze. Karo Syrup is smooth and has a balanced sweetness that really let the other flavors of my glaze shine through. In fact, I mixed the Karo Syrup with red pepper flakes, I love adding a touch of heat to most of my recipes and the Karo Syrup was the perfect balance. Karo makes recipes OH SO Delicious.
Speaking of recipes, let me tell you why I love this Asian Glazed Salmon
- It’s ready in under 20 minutes.
- You can serve it with rice or on a salad, it’s really delicious either way!
- It’s under 10 ingredients, all of which I actually had in my house besides the fresh salmon.
- Salmon is actually very good for you, making this easy salmon recipe a healthy dinner.
Asian Glazed Salmon Key Ingredients
- Salmon – Yep, you guessed it 😉 I used fresh Atlantic salmon, I recommend using skin-on fillets.
- Karo Syrup
- Soy Sauce
- Rice Vinegar
- Red Pepper Flakes
Asian Glazed Salmon Simple Substitutions
If you don’t have fresh garlic and ginger you can use powdered or the jarred minced garlic, you may just have to adjustment the amount as sometimes those don’t offer the same flavor potency.
Salmon is not only a delicious fish, but it is also packed with nutrients that can have impressive health benefits.
Health Benefits of Salmon
- Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation throughout the body, lower blood pressure, and potentially help decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Salmon is also a good source of protein and provides a variety of other important nutrients like vitamin D and selenium.
- Eating salmon can help improve brain function and cognitive performance. The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon are especially beneficial for brain health, they can even improve your mood.
- The protein and vitamin D content of salmon also make it an excellent choice for bone health.
Alright, are we ready to get cooking? I don’t know about you, but I am officially hungry!
Easy Asian Glazed Salmon
- 1 lb skin-on salmon fillet cut into 3–4 portions
- 1 tbsp Karo Syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic minced. approx 2 teaspoons
- 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
- 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Chopped green onions for serving if desired
- Toasted sesame seeds for serving if desired
- Prepared rice for serving if desired
- In a small bowl, mix the Karo Syrup and red pepper flakes.
- In a small saucepan, add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger.
- Bring the soy sauce mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
- Remove from heat and stir in the Karo Syrup and red pepper flakes mixture.
- Set aside.
- Warm a large skillet over medium-to-high heat. You want the pan HOT.
- Drizzle the 1 - 2 teaspoons of olive oil into the pan, be careful of splatter!
- Place the salmon skin-side up on the hot skillet.
- Let cook for about 3 minutes.
- When the salmon turns opaque on the sides flip the salmon so that it is skin-side down. *I have a stainless steel pan which holds it heat, at this point I was able to reduce the heat to low and the salmon continued to cook.
- Cook until the salmon is cooked throughout. It will be pink instead of the deep red color and will easy break apart with a fork. Learn more here.
- Brush or spoon the Asian glaze over the top of the salmon. Save a little for serving if desired.
- Serve with fresh veggies or a salad and rice if desired. Top with green onion and toasted sesame seeds if desired.