8 years ago

Shoyu Tarragon Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Shoyu is a Japanese soy sauce, which is just a tad sweeter than the familiar soy sauce (use soy if you can’t find shoyu). I use this sauce on grilled salmon (especially our Copper River Salmon), but it works great on any Alaskan fish.

Shoyu Tarragon Sauce
2 garlic cloves
1/3 cup fresh tarragon leaves (loosely packed)
1 teaspoon bottled black bean garlic sauce
½ cup shoyu or soy sauce
½ cup melted unsalted butter
1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar or white vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey

4 Alaska Salmon fillets (5 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen
1 Tablespoon olive, canola, peanut or grapeseed oil
2 green onions, chopped
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds

Add all sauce ingredients to blender and puree on high.  

Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Salmon under cold water, pat dry with paper towel. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of salmon with oil. Place salmon in heated skillet skin side up and cook, uncovered, about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Shake pan occasionally to keep fish from sticking.

Turn salmon over and baste with sauce. Cover pan tightly and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes for frozen salmon or 3 to 4 minutes for fresh/thawed fish, basting occasionally. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout.

To serve, baste with additional sauce.  Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Chef’s tip: Excellent with roasted vegetables!

Nutrients per serving: 498 calories, 35g total fat, 17g saturated fat, 16% calories from fat, 330mg cholesterol, 35.5g protein, 9.5g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 2227mg sodium, 75.5mg calcium and 2040mg omega-3 fatty acids.

Recipe source: Alaska Seafood