Weekend Recipe: Soy-Mustard Glazed Salmon

The weather these days lends itself to eating a little lighter. Try this fish recipe from America's Test Kitchen -- the glaze is super tasty, sure to fire up your appetite even when it's hot out!

Photo courtesy America's Test Kitchen
Photo courtesy America's Test Kitchen

Soy-Mustard Glazed Salmon
Serves 4
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
4 center-cut skin-on salmon fillets, 6 to 8 ounces each
Ground black pepper
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Whisk ingredients together in small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat; simmer until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 300 degrees. Combine brown sugar, salt, and cornstarch in small bowl. Pat salmon dry with paper towels and season with pepper. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over top of flesh side of salmon, rubbing to distribute.

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Heat oil in 12-inch ovensafe nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Place salmon, flesh side down, in skillet and cook until well browned, about 1 minute. Using tongs, carefully flip salmon and cook on skin side for 1 minute.

Remove skillet from heat and spoon glaze evenly over salmon fillets. Transfer skillet to oven (or transfer the fish to a rimmed baking sheet) and cook until center of thickest part of fillets registers 125 degrees on instant-read thermometer and is still translucent when cut into with paring knife, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer fillets to platter or individual plates and serve.

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