This Broiled Soy Honey Salmon with a three-ingredient marinade makes this broiled salmon special and over the top delicious with sweet and salty flavors.
This three ingredient soy honey salmon will be your go-to recipe when you want an easy and quick salmon recipe. You won't believe how much flavor this simple marinade adds. It is one of our favorite salmon recipes along with this cajun salmon and brown sugar salmon.
Today I am bringing you….salmon glazed with honey and soy sauce that is cooked in under ten minutes. Soy honey salmon is simple and delicious and easy, so easy. Also cooking fish under the broiler may be my new favorite thing. It takes hardly any time at all, requires virtually no clean up if you cover your pan in foil, and can work for so many different fish preparations. Just let the fish marinate for a few minutes and toss it under the broiler. Couldn’t be easier. Love.
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Although both farmed fish and wild salmon are good sources of lean protein and good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids, I always opt to buy wild salmon whenever I can. No matter what the salmon’s species, there are many reasons to go wild when it comes to salmon, including the fact wild salmon typically has few calories and about half the fat of the same serving size of farm-raised fish.
What’s more, studies have shown certain pollutants are more prevalent in farmed salmon. As just one example, polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, still exist in levels anywhere from five to 10 times higher in farmed fish than wild salmon even though PCBs have been banned in the U.S. since 1979 according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Coho salmon and other species of wild salmon are also low in mercury contamination.
Some stores don’t label species of wild salmon specifically, although the folks at the fish counter can probably tell you which types they have in stock. (While you’re investigating, ask them to take the skin off your salmon for you to reduce prep time at home.) This honey salmon recipe calls for coho salmon, but you can use another type, although it may change the flavor and texture of the dish. If you’ve never experimented with wild salmon before, here is a short primer on some of the most common species found in stores:
The Asian-inspired marinade for this broiled salmon makes it a perfect partner for brown rice, flash-fried noodles, this copycat healthier Panda express chow mein, stir-fried veggies sprinkled with some sesame seeds or roasted vegetables that have been tossed in a sauce similar to the salmon marinade after they’ve cooked through.
Any leftovers you might have will also make a great salad or sandwich. Try serving this sweet and savory honey salmon with some quick-pickled veggies, fresh herbs, and spicy mayo on a crusty bun. Or top a salad packed with snap peas and other fresh veggies with a slice of this flavorful fish and you’ll make more than one memorable meal of this soy honey salmon.
Assuming there are any leftovers, that is.
This recipe originally appeared in 2012 with the picture above. It has since been updated with new photos and information.
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