Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sweet Honey Teriyaki Salmon

Because I'm a frustrated wannabe Food Network Star, I decided to enter this month's Food Network Iron Chef Challenge.

Never heard of it?

It's located in the back of every issue's Food Network Magazine and they give you a specific ingredient and you have to come up with an original recipe using the "secret ingredient."
This month's ingredient: Honey
Oh yeah....and the winner gets $500!

I never use honey and I didn't even have any in my pantry. So I went to my local grocery store and bought some honey and spent the next couple of days playing around with my "secret ingredient." After some trial and error, I came up with this fun Asian dish. Salmon with a Sweet Honey and Teriyaki Glaze. YUM!

Here is what you are going to need for 4 servings:
-4 (6 oz) Salmon filets
-1/2 cup Honey
-2 tbsp Teriyaki Sauce
-2 tbsp Soy Sauce
-2 tbsp Olive Oil
-2 cloves of minced Garlic
-Salt and Pepper to taste
-Chopped Green Onion-for Garnish

To make the Glaze:
In a small saucepan, combine the honey, teriyaki, soy sauce, garlic cloves and 1 tbsp olive oil. Bring the sauce to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook while stirring often, until reduced by half. (2 to 3 minutes)

In large pan over medium-high heat, warm the other tbsp of olive oil. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and place the salmon, skin side down, in the pan. Brush the tops generously with the honey sauce and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the salmon over and brush again with the honey sauce. Cook, turning occasionally and brushing with the honey mixture, until the salmon is glazed and opaque throughout, 5 to 7 minutes more. Garnish with chopped green onions.
Serve with rice and some sauteed veggies.



  1. Wow, way to go Haley; that glaze is going to be yummy, and I even have salmon in my freezer, Yippee :oD

  2. Woo hoo - I hope you win. This is such a great recipe. You make me want to eat

  3. Crossin my fingers you win!! Too funny we both post a 'honey' glaze recipe tonight : ) Great minds think alike!

  4. Oooo Haley this looks so yummy :) Fingers are crossed for you!!

  5. That looks so wonderful. I love salmon and this looks really easy.


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