Ok so I have to admit...we eat A LOT of salmon in our house! And I mean A LOT! Since I gave up pork, beef, chicken and turkey about a year and a half ago, it’s been my go-to protein choice. I love salmon because it’s so versatile and holds up so well in countless recipes! We do tons of different things with salmon and I’ll be sharing all of my adventurous creations with you!
This salmon recipe is very simple and is really set apart by the yummy, sweet glaze that the salmon gets dressed up with. I love to char my salmon a bit in the skillet for this recipe. The combination of the sweet brown sugar glaze over those charred bits is heavenly! This makes for the perfect weeknight main dish and is ready in no time!
Pan Seared Salmon with Brown Sugar Soy Glaze
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 4 6 – 8 ounce skinless salmon fillets
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Stir together brown sugar, soy sauce, and lemon juice in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved.
- Pat fish dry and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then cook fish on 1 side until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn fish over and brown other side 3- 4 minutes.
- While cooking fish, transfer soy sauce mixture to small saucepan and heat until simmering. Simmer about 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally to allow to reduce and thicken.
- Pour sauce over salmon in skillet and continue to cook until fish is just cooked through and slightly charred on ends.
- Transfer salmon to serving dish and drizzle with remaining sauce from skillet. Garnish with chopped parsley or scallions if desired.