Salmon Fillets with Garlic-Soy Sauce
- Yield: 4 servings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- 4 (6 oz) Salmon fillets, skin on
- 1 tbsp Toasted sesame oil
- 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
- 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.
- Arrange the salmon fillets, skin side down on a plate. Drizzle with sesame oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 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.
- Transfer the salmon to a plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
- 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.
- Plate individual servings of salmon and drizzle with pan sauce.
Recipe adapted from MyGourmetConnection.com