Spicy Sesame Ginger Salmon

This recipe is definitely a keeper and highly recommended if you're looking for a twist for the average baked salmon.  The perfect combination of spicy, sweet and that "kick" aka ginger.







Spicy Sesame Ginger Salmon
-The Next Bird 

Printable version here

Ingredients:
  • ¼ c orange juice
  • ¼ c soy sauce
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 ½  T ginger juice
  • 2 t sesame oil
  • ½ T red pepper flakes (at your spicy loving taste buds discretion)
  • Sesame seeds (for top, if you’d like)
  • Salt and Pepper – for salmon
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Take the skin off of the salmon and pat dry. Please in a foil lined dish, spayed with PAM or other non-stick substance. Place salmon in dish and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 5-7 minutes (varies with thickness) 

Meanwhile…

In a medium saucepan combine orange juice, soy sauce, honey, ginger juice and red pepper flakes. Bring contents to a boil and then reduce the heat. Heat until the sauce thickens and bubbles. Set aside and stir in sesame oil. 

After the first 5-7 minutes of baking, switch the oven to broil, take out salmon and generously brush with glaze. Bake for another 5-10 minutes, brushing several more times with glaze ( I took it out every 2 minutes or so) 

When the salmon is done to your liking, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.
If you love the sauce as much as I did, you can use it as salad dressing the next day J

Enjoy!

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