Golden Ginger Salmon

Golden Ginger Salmon

Ginger, honey and garlic shine in this delicious, soy-based dish.  The marinade does double-duty and transforms into a silky sauce.

Ingredients:

4, four to six-ounce filets of wild salmon

2 Tbsp. golden honey (3 tablespoons if a sweeter marinade is preferred)

2 Tbsp.sesame oil

¾ cup reduced sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp.lemon or lime juice

1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

4 Tbsp. (¼ cup) fresh parsley or cilantro, divided, finely chopped

¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

½ tsp. pepper

Preparation:

1.) First, place fish fillets in small glass baking dish.

2.) Combine all remaining ingredients, except for two tablespoons of the parsley or cilantro, in a small glass bowl with a whisk and pour over salmon.  Spoon marinade onto top of salmon.  Place in refrigerator to marinate for one to four hours.  If at home, spoon marinade over top of fish or turn fish a few of times.

3.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Remove salmon from marinade and place on a minimally oiled baking dish or cookie sheet.  The fillets should not touch each other.  Season salmon lightly with salt and pepper.  Reserve marinade.

4.) Bake fillets at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through and flakes with a fork.  The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fillets.  Meanwhile, bring the reserved marinade to a boil.  Allow to simmer until thickened and reduced by half.  If the sauce becomes too thick, thin out with a tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency is reached.

5.) Sprinkle salmon with remaining parsley or cilantro, drizzle with reduced marinade or serve on the side. Enjoy!