Delicious and ridiculously simple, teriyaki salmon is an easy dinner any day of the week. This is one of my kid’s favorite meals and I always have the ingredients on hand!
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin (sweet cooking wine)
1/4 cup sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 slice ginger
2 pounds salmon filets
This recipe calls for mirin, which is a Japanese sweet cooking wine. While this of course gives the best flavor, you can also use sake, or even orange juice if you want a more citrus-y salmon.
Rinse and pat dry salmon. In a bowl whisk together the soy sauce, mirin and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add the garlic and the ginger.
In a baking dish marinate the salmon for 15-25 minutes.
Place the marinated salmon on a silpat or nonstick foil lined baking sheet and broil. Just 2-3 minutes on one side, then turn the filets over and broil another 3-5 minutes until done.
Make sure you keep an eye on the salmon. Broilers and sugar based marinades can be a smoky disaster.
Such a simple dinner, you’ll have it on the table in a flash. You can even make little musubis to make dinner more fun!