5 from 8 votes
Mirin-glazed salmon is a fresh, healthy fish dinner, full of Asian flavors. This easy recipe uses just 5 ingredients and takes 10 minutes of time to make,
Mirin-Glazed Salmon
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Mirin-glazed Salmon, slightly adapted from Nigella Lawson.

Course: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Author: Cynthia McCloud Woodman
  • 1/4 cup mirin Japanese sweet rice wine
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 4 ounces soy sauce (or coconut aminos for gluten free)
  • 4 4 oz. pieces of salmon
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  1. Mix the mirin, brown sugar and soy sauce in a shallow dish and marinate the salmon in it for 3 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second.
  2. Heat a large skillet.
  3. Cook the salmon in the hot, dry pan for 2 minutes and then turn it over, add the marinade, and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Remove the salmon to a serving plate and add the rice vinegar to the hot pan.
  5. Pour the dark, sweet, salty glaze over the salmon and top with the scallions.