Baked Salmon with Soy-Ginger Glaze


Salmon is like that buddy who has a million different groups friends and gets along with everyone. The tender, flaky, slightly fatty fish does well when grilled, baked, broiled, seared or poached, and a filet is great on its own (with or without skin), in a marinade, or even a rub. Salmon adapts to any situation presented, so today we celebrate this versatile fish with a recipe for Baked Salmon with Soy-Ginger Glaze. It’s a light, easy weeknight meal that’s packed with sweet and savory flavor.

1½ pounds skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4 equal portions
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 jalapeno, sliced into very thin rounds

Preheat an oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Coat the bottom a large glass baking dish with nonstick spray or 1 tablespoon canola oil then arrange the salmon portions in a single layer on top. Sprinkle the salmon pieces with salt and black pepper.

In a small sauce pot, combine the soy sauce, orange juice, honey, and grated ginger. Set the pot over medium-high heat and bring this mixture to a boil for 2 minutes. Brush a layer of the glaze on the salmon, reserving half of the glaze for later. Top each piece with a few slices of jalapeno.

Bake the salmon for 10 minutes then remove the dish from the oven and brush the remainder of the glaze over the salmon. Continue baking the fish for another 5 minutes for medium-rare or 10 minutes for medium-well.