Asian Pan Seared Salmon


When my husband and I first got married I had no idea how to cook, man the food I did was really bad. We were at Wal-Mart getting groceries one day and in the vegetable section they have free recipe cards. I saw this one and thought it looked amazing and went home and made it and it turned out perfect. Seven years later I am still making this very recipe. So even if you’re a new cook you can make it just like I did.

Salmon is filled with omega-3 fatty acids, which is extremely good for your health. Ginger and honey are two things you will find in several Asian recipes, both being great for you as well. You will find that sesame oil will be an addition to your kitchen if you like to cook Asian food but other light oils make great replacements.

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
2 tablespoons honey
1 (1 pound) salmon fillet
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil or sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1. In a small bowl add soy sauce, orange juice,  garlic, lemon zest ginger, 2 teaspoons olive oil and honey, whisk well. In a measuring cup pour 1/4 cup of the mixture and set aside.

2. In a shallow dish, pour remaining sauce in bowl. Add salmon fillet on top. Cover and allow to marinate at least 1 hour.

3. In a 9-inch nonstick skillet on medium high heat, add remaining oil. Add fillet skin side down into pan. Cook for 8 minutes then carefully turn and drizzle remaining marinade in measuring cup. Cook 5-7 minutes or until fish flakes. Place salmon in a serving dish.

Yields: 2 servings

updated from 7/18/2009

7 Responses to Asian Pan Seared Salmon

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  • meeso says:

    I LOVE salmon, I mean, I LOVE SALMON! There is not a better fish, to me! I really like your recipe and can tell how well it brings out the flavor! I will be making some Indian food this week, when I’m done and have pic’s I will let you know for that post ;)

  • Noor says:

    Oh I love salmon as well, it is my favorite fish for sure. I used to make this when I first got married and just remembered it and made it again. It has never let me down. I am glad you all like it.

    Meeso ok thanks let me know :) .

  • Muneera says:

    I just made this for dinner tonight and it was great! My kids even liked it, thanks so much for the recipes!

  • Noor says:

    Thanks a lot as you all see I do not like to make a lot of recipes over and over but this recipe is one my family ask for weekly. Glad you all enjoy it :)

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