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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,
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Mirin-Glazed Salmon

Mirin-glazed Salmon, slightly adapted from Nigella Lawson.
Prep Time4 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Author: Cynthia


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Heat a large skillet.
  • 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.
  • Remove the salmon to a serving plate and add the rice vinegar to the hot pan.
  • Pour the dark, sweet, salty glaze over the salmon and top with the scallions.