Salmon Teriyaki

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  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sake
  • 4 Skin-on salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each and about 3/4-inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon Mild vegetable oil

In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, sugar, mirin, and sake until the sugar dissolves.

Run your fingers over the flesh side of the salmon fillets to check for pin bones, removing them with your fingers, or needle-nose pliers.

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Pat the salmon dry with paper towels. Arrange the salmon in a single layer in a smallish baking dish. Pour the marinade over the salmon and turn the fillets to coat them. Cover and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes.

In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm the oil. When the oil is hot remove the fillets from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off, and place the fillets in the pan, skin side down. Reserve the marinade. Cook the salmon until the skin is golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Using a long, thin, flexible spatula, carefully flip the fillets and cook until the top of the salmon is light brown and the middle is slightly translucent for medium-rare, about 2 minutes more. If you notice the glaze on the fillets starting to burn, reduce the heat to medium-low.

Pour the reserved marinade over the salmon fillets and gently shake the pan to distribute the sauce evenly. Cook until the sauce is reduced to a syrup and the salmon is dark brown, 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Transfer the salmon filets and sauce to individual plates and serve hot.

Servings: 4

Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 471.23
Calories From Fat (28%) 129.62
Calories From Protein (58%) 273.45
Calories From Carbs (6%) 25.95
Calories From Alcohol (9%) 42.21
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14.48g 22%
Saturated Fat 2.02g 10%
Monounsaturated Fat 5.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.34g
Trans Fatty Acids 0.00g
Cholesterol 165.36mg 55%
Sodium 745.04mg 31%
Potassium 1069.01mg 31%
Carbohydrates 6.60g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.13g 1%
Sugar 3.42g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 6.47g
Protein 64.42g 129%
Vitamin A 372.06IU 7%
Calcium 46.18mg 5%
Iron 2.83mg 16%
Vitamin E 2.63IU 26%
Thiamin 0.55mg 37%
Riboflavin 0.21mg 12%
Niacin 22.80mg 114%
Vitamin B6 0.66mg 33%
Folate 15.27µg 4%
Vitamin B12 9.54µg 159%
Pantothenic Acid 2.44mg 24%
Phosphorus 751.18mg 75%
Magnesium 90.35mg 23%
Zinc 1.82mg 12%
Copper 0.27mg 13%
Manganese 0.12mg 6%
Selenium 142.50µg 204%
Alcohol 6.04g
Caffeine 0.00mg
Water 283.52g

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