Honey Teriyaki Salmon

Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that packs all the flavor.

Dinner | September 23, 2017 | By

Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple, fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that brings all the flavor. 

Enid's is a New York institution known for its particularly delicious weekend brunch menu, which offers up both beloved American classics and more trendy options. Opt for the "Hungry Bear" sandwich, with eggs and sausage (or veggie sausage), plus gravy.

My freezer is currently packed — and I do mean packed with salmon. You could say I’m up to my gills in salmon. I couldn’t resist. In August my husband and I, along with our friends the Fletcher’s chartered a boat and captain to take us salmon fishing on Lake Michigan.

My bleary 5:30 a.m. eyes were rewarded with this. Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that packs all the flavor.

Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that packs all the flavor.

The captain supplied everything from the boat to the bait to rods and reels but above all, the expertise on how to catch salmon. I knew we caught quite a few fish, but when I saw this, I thought whoooa ~ hold on for a white hot second. Enid's is a New York institution known for its particularly delicious weekend brunch menu, which offers up both beloved American classics and more trendy options. Opt for the "Hungry Bear" sandwich, with eggs and sausage (or veggie sausage), plus gravy. 

I’ve fished many times with my husband for perch or walleye, said trips *may* involve my latest page-turner along for the ride, but I had never been on a charter fishing trip ~ especially for fish as large as salmon! Perch and walleye (called pan fish because they don’t grow bigger than a pan or skillet) don’t fight like this!

Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that packs all the flavor.

One lake or another, fishing or not ~ the water is our place to get off the grid.

We had a great weekend and transported about 30 pounds of fileted salmon home in our trusty Yeti cooler then spent about 2 hours vacuum sealing the salmon in individual portions.

Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that packs all the flavor.

But enough vacation stories, let’s talk salmon.

Since I’ve had this surplus of salmon, I’ve been experimenting with some new recipes and remaking some old ones but something tells me even eating it once each week, we’ll probably still have some left in the spring which is A-okay with me.

Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that packs all the flavor.

Sometimes I make recipes using whatever I have on hand and seeing what I come up with. Those recipes won’t end up on the blog and that’s okay. Honey Teriyaki Salmon is a recipe too delicious not to share. I had to. I mean. . . I just had to.

Last week my local Kroger had whole pineapples for just 99 cents so I turned plain white rice into pineapple-herb rice. A few stalks of oven-roasted asparagus I almost forgot about were part of the meal, too.

The whole thing was ready in a jiffy!

Honey Teriyaki Salmon Ingredients:

  • 2 – salmon fillets, about 4 ounces each
  • ¼ cup of flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • cilantro (garnish) 

Glaze:

  1. 3 tablespoons of honey
  2. ¼ cup of teriyaki sauce
  3. ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
  4. 2 tablespoons of lime juice

Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a bowl and set it aside. 

Slice the salmon lengthwise so you have four narrow strips about the same size. 

Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper then dredge each filet in flour, shaking off any excess. 

Tip: Dredging salmon in flour gives it a slightly crisp exterior and preserves its moisture during the cooking process.

Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that packs all the flavor. 

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Generously brush the salmon with the glaze and once the oil is hot add the salmon, glaze side down.

 Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that packs all the flavor.Cook the salmon for 3 minutes undisturbed. While the salmon is cooking, generously brush the second side with glaze then pour any remaining glaze around the sides of the salmon in the skillet. 

After 3 minutes, turn and continue cooking the salmon another 3 minutes or until it’s cooked through and the glaze is thickened (time may vary depending upon the thickness of your filet).  

Reduce the heat if the glaze is cooking too quickly!

Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that packs all the flavor.

Remove the salmon from the skillet and spoon the glaze over the top. Enjoy!

Honey Teriyaki Salmon is simple fake-out fancy made incredibly delicious with a 4-ingredient glaze that packs all the flavor.

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Honey Teriyaki Salmon
Ingredients
  • 2 salmon fillets about 4 ounces each
  • ¼ cup flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • cilantro garnish
Glaze:
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
Instructions
  1. Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a bowl and set it aside.
  2. Slice the salmon lengthwise so you have 4 narrow strips about the same size.
  3. Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper then dredge each filet in flour, shaking off any excess.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Generously brush the salmon with the glaze and once the oil is hot add the salmon to the skillet, glaze side down.
  5. Cook 3 minutes undisturbed and while the salmon is cooking, generously brush the second side with glaze and pour the remaining glaze around the sides of the salmon into the skillet. 

  6. Continue cooking the salmon another 3 minutes or until it’s cooked through and the glaze is thickened (time may vary depending upon the thickness of your filet). Reduce the heat if the glaze is cooking too quickly.

  7. Remove the salmon from the skillet and spoon the glaze over the top.

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