Hoisin Glazed Salmon

This has to be the easiest and most delicious salmon dish you’ll ever prepare. As an alternative to baking the salmon, grill it and serve the sauce overtop. I like to serve this alongside plain couscous, rice or rice noodles. The sauce in this dish is also wonderful with chicken or pork. I often make a triple batch and refrigerate or freeze it for later use.

Hoisin is a thick brown sauce made from soybeans, garlic, sugar, chili peppers, various spices and often sweet potatoes. It has a fairly strong flavor and is often combined with low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil and some honey to make a great baste for fish, chicken or pork. Hoisin is available in the Asian section of supermarkets.

1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Stir the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, garlic and ginger together in a bowl.

2. Place the salmon on a rimmed baking sheet. Spoon half the hoisin mixture over the salmon. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Bake in the center of the oven for 10 minutes per inch of thickness of fish, or until the fish flakes easily when pierced with a fork.

3. Garnish with cilantro and serve with the remaining sauce on the side.

1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp honey
1 tsp minced fresh garlic
1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger
four 4-oz skinless salmon fillets
2 tsp sesame seeds
3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Calories 232
Protein 24 g
Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Carbohydrates 9.2 g
Cholesterol 64 mg
Sodium 398 mg
Fiber 0.7 g

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Make Ahead: Prepare sauce up to 4 days in advance and refrigerate.

Serves 4