Friday 17 April 2020

Asian Glazed Salmon

Fish for Friday today with a delicious Asian Glazed Salmon!  You can't go wrong with a delicious boneless and skinless Salmon fillet.  

I have never been fond of skin on my fish.  To me it is a bit of a turn off, so that is why I really love these boneless and skinless salmon fillets I get from Seafresh

Their fish is so amazing.  I have never had any fish from them that I didn't like.  Its frozen fresh at the source and so it is some of  the freshest fish that you can find.  

Their salmon fillets are absolutely gorgeous. Boneless and skinless and individually frozen so that you can take out as many or as few as you want to cook at any given time.

At the moment when those of us who are self isolating are unable to get the shops and home delivery slots are really difficult to get, shopping at online shops like Seafresh is the way to go!  

They make it so easy to shop.  Just log on to their easy to use shop, choose what you want, pop it into your cart and then pay.  There is same day dispatch on all orders place before 1 PM, and free delivery on order over £50.  

I have been getting fish from them for a while now and I really can't fault them.  Everything has been impeccable, from the ordering, to the packaging, delivery, quality, etc.  And their customer service is examplary.

I love their Salmon fillets.  Being centre cut they are cut from the centre of the fish and not the tail.  

This means that they are of a beautiful thickness and are not really "fishy" tasting if that makes sense.  Cuts of salmon closer to the tail have a much stronger flavour, which I am not overly fond of!

They are also sustainably sourced from the cold and clear waters of Scotland and the Faroe Islands.  

Their salmon is some of the best I have ever eaten, and I confess, I have eaten a lot of Salmon in my lifetime!

One thing I love about Salmon is that with its slightly stronger flavour it lends itself beautifully to glazes and rubs and one of our favourite glazes is this beautiful Asian one. 

Its sticky and sweet from the use of brown sugar, which mixes very well with salty dark soy sauce.  A bit of lime juice adds some tartness to counteract the sweet.

Even more Asian flavours are injected into the glaze with the use of some Hoisin sauce and ground ginger.  

I always have Hoisin sauce in my refrigerator.  For those of you not familiar with it, Hoisin sauce is a lovely thick and fragrant asian sauce which is a beautiful combination of salty and sweet.

This sauce also packs some heat with the use of crushed red chilli flakes and some ground black pepper. You can control how much heat you want or don't want.  

I tend to go for less than the recipe calls for myself, although Todd is certainly not adverse to eating food that bites back.

The whole recipe itself is a very easy one.  Fish, I find, is very easy and quick to cook. 

For this you simply make the sauce, which is just a matter of combining the ingredients and bringing them to a boil.  (I like to do it in a measuring cup  in the  microwave.) Once made, the hot sauce is poured over the fish fillets in a baking dish.

The baking dish gets popped into a moderate oven and 12 to 15 minutes later you are rewarded with perfectly cooked and glazed delicious pieces of salmon!!

While it is baking you can cook some rice and a vegetable to enjoy along side, or even a salad if you are couting your carbs.  An asian coleslaw would be lovely!

Today I served it simply with some steamed long grain rise and honey lime carrots.  Just peel, slice and cook some carrots until crispy tender, drain well and then return to the saucepan along with a small knob of butter, some honey, some lime zest and a bit of lime juice, stiring and tossing them together until they are heated through and sweetly glazed.  Terribly yum! 

Yield: 4

Asian Glazed Salmon

Asian Glazed Salmon

Perfectly cooked boneless, skinless salmon fillets with a sweet and spicy Asian glaze.  This simply delicious.


  • 4 (4 to 6 ounce) salmon fillets, boneless, skinless, thawed if frozen
  • 100g soft light brown sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 120ml asian soy sauce (1/2 cup)
  • 2 TBS hoisin sauce
  • 2 TBS ground ginger-root
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 TBS fresh lime juice


How to cook Asian Glazed Salmon

  1. Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F. fas mark 4.  You will need a glass baking dish large enough to hold the fish fillets in a single layer with some room around each. Spray the dish with non-stick cooking spray.  Place the salmon into the dish in a single layer.
  2. Place all of the remaining ingredients into a glass microwavable safe measure.  Whisk together to combine and then heat in the microwave on high until the  mixture comes to the boil, about 1 1/2 minutes.  Alternately measure the ingredients into a saucepan and cook over moderate heat until the mixture comes to the boil.
  3. Pour the hot glaze over the salmon fillets in the baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the  fish flakes easily and is just cooked through.
  5. Serve the fish fillets immediately, with some of the glaze spooned over top.

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This recipe also lends itself perfectly to cutting in half to serve only two people. This is so tasty that I would serve it to company without blinking an eye.  The ease of preparation, and quick cook time, make it perfect for that, not to mention the beautiful combination of flavours. 

As with any fish dish, quality speaks for itself.  When you are starting with really good fish, you really don't or shouldnt' have to do very much to it to get the best from it.  The Salmon fillets from Seafresh are beautiful. I think they are the best I have ever eaten and that says a lot!  If you are looking for quality fish at a great price with a fabulous delivery service I can't recommend Seafresh highly enough!  Their product, delivery service, packaging and customer service are exemplary in my opinion and so is this recipe!! 
A few things about Seafresh:
  • Same Day dispatch on orders received before 1 PM.
  • All packages are carefully hand packed.
  • Free delivery on orders above £50, £8 on orders below that amount. 
  • Responsibly and sustainably sourced.
  • Air Blast Frozen at source within 4 hours of being caught.
  • Wide variety to choose from. 
Do check them out on their website to find out more.
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Note - Although I was gifted with product free of charge for the purposes of review, I was not required to write a positive review in exchange, nor would my integrity allow me to recommend anything if I did not truly like it. Any and all my opinions are my own entirely.


  1. That looks wonderful, Marie. I haven't had salmon in such a long time!

    1. I think the glaze might also work well on chicken and pork Jeanie, but it is incredible on this beautiful Salmon! xoxo


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