This simple and yet delicious recipe was passed onto me by my friend Anne, along with a huge piece of salmon and a bottle of sake! I can’t wait to try it. Sticky, sweet salmon with a green salad is a nice change after all the heavy food from the holidays.
Photo credit: jlstras
Sake Ginger Glazed Salmon
Adapted from Simply Recipes
1/2 cup sake
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
2 tbsp finely grated ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup sugar
Dash of hot chili flakes
1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets
In a shallow dish, stir together the sake, soy sauce, mirin, ginger, garlic, sugar, and pepper flakes. Set in the salmon fillets, turning to coat. Cover with cling film and set the dish in the fridge for at least two hours, or as long as overnight.
When you are ready to cook your salmon, pre-heat your oven to 350 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place the salmon, skin side down on it. Bake the salmon for about 10-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets, until they flake easily with a fork. You can baste throughout the cooking process with the leftover marinade.
To serve the marinade with the salmon, pour it into a small sauce pan and bring it to a boil, stirring and cooking for a few minutes. Serve on the side.