Simple Glaze for Salmon


  • 1 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup or more Bella Oliva Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped fine cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 pieces (about 6 oz each) salmon fillet


  • In a 1 to 2 quart pan, mix soy sauce, honey, and garlic, balsamic and ginger. Stir often over medium high heat until glaze is reduced by about a third, 7 to 10 minutes. Pour 3 tbsp glaze into a small bowl and reserve. Pour remainder into a shallow 2 to 3 quart-baking dish. Set salmon in and marinate 30 minutes or longer. Turn once during this latter process.
  • If baking, set oven to 450°F and cook until salmon has turned opaque at the edges but is still translucent in the center about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven. Brush salmon evenly with about half the reserved glaze and sprinkle sesame seeds and cilantro. Broil 6 inches from heat until seeds are toasted and salmon is opaque but still moist looking in center of thickest part 2-3 minutes. Drizzle salmon with remaining reserved glaze and transfer on dish topping greens.
  • If barbecuing, cook about 5-7 minutes on each side, keep testing center. Toast sesame seeds in a skillet in some oil or butter until brown and baste with remaining glaze after pieces are cooked on the BBQ.
  • Notes: Use either wild Pacific salmon or a nice Atlantic cut of salmon. This is a sweet, tangy soy glaze that will delight most people. Steam some swiss chard or bok choy and fragrant jasmine rice to add to the meal along with thinly sliced cucumbers with seasoned rice vinegar.

Serves 4

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