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Salmon Fillets with Garlic-Soy Sauce

Salmon Fillets with Garlic-Soy Sauce

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
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  • 4 (6 oz) Salmon fillets, skin on
  • 1 tbsp Toasted sesame oil
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, very finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Soy or ponzu sauce
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar


  1. Prepare the sauce by combining the garlic, soy sauce, water, lime juice and brown sugar in a small bowl. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, and set aside.
  2. Arrange the salmon fillets, skin side down on a plate. Drizzle with sesame oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Preheat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Film the bottom with a small amount of oil and add the salmon, skin side down. Cook without moving until the skin is nicely seared and releases easily, 2 – 3 minutes. Carefully turn the fillets with tongs and continue cooking to desired doneness, 2 – 4 minutes additional.
  4. Transfer the salmon to a plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
  5. Keeping the pan over medium-high heat, add the sauce mixture and bring to a rapid simmer. Cook, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens slightly, 2 – 3 minutes.
  6. Plate individual servings of salmon and drizzle with pan sauce.


Recipe adapted from