Salmon Filets with Honey Garlic Sauce

If you are looking for a flavorful entrée that cooks in 7 minutes, these pan-seared salmon filets are perfect! The Honey Garlic Sauce is packed with flavor. I serve the salmon with rice and steamed asparagus. Sometimes I make extra sauce to pour on the rice!

Salmon Filets with Honey Garlic Sauce– makes 4 serving

16 ounces skinless salmon filet cut in 4 pieces (equal in size and weight)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
Garnish: sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions (green part only)

Remove salmon from refrigerator 20 minutes before cooking. Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Season one side lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside. Prepare Honey Garlic Sauce (recipe follows).

Drizzle olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. When olive oil ripples, place salmon filets in pan. Cook 2-3 minutes. Turn over and cook other side 2-3 minutes for medium rare. (Cooking time depends on the thickness of the salmon. Cook less time for thin cuts of salmon.)

To determine doneness of the salmon look at the side of the salmon filet. If the side is coral in the middle and a pink on the top and bottom- it is medium rare. If it is pink from top to bottom- it is well done.

Remove salmon to a plate. Remove any oil left in the skillet with paper towels. Add Honey Garlic Sauce to pan. Bring to a boil and cook 1-2 minutes or until sauce slightly thickens. Sauce will get thicker as it cools. If it gets too thick, thin by adding 1 teaspoon of water at a time. Plate salmon. Drizzle with sauce. Garnish: Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Enjoy!

Honey Garlic Sauce

4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½-1 teaspoon Sriracha hot chili sauce
½ teaspoon sesame seed oil

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

Published in The News and Neighbor on September 20, 2017

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