Aromatic Glazed Salmon for #SundaySupper

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in #SundaySupper, Simple Meals | 28 comments

Aromatic Glazed Salmon for #SundaySupper

A traditional celebration for the end of summer (and Labor Day weekend in the US) should be a good BBQ. A garden full of sunshine, friends, cold cider and the anticipation of the food sizzling on the grill. With Family Foodie hosting a huge #SundaySupper cookout, the pressure was on to find a delightful al fresco dish.

But here in the UK, summer didn’t really make an appearance this year, and any traces of it now seem to have disappeared altogether. It is most certainly not BBQ weather. So that got me thinking: what do you make when you desperately want a last taste of summer, but cold salads and outdoor cooking is just not going to work?

After browsing my recipe collection, the answer I arrived at was salmon. Endlessly versatile, very healthy, this fish is a wonder-food. It is tasty in so many different cuisines and styles. To get a fresh, summery dish whilst providing a bit of warmth for these dull, grey days, I decided to make it with an aromatic glaze, my own version of teriyaki, using a simple range of stock-cupboard ingredients.

I baked the salmon, but if you are lucky enough to have good weather, you could quite easily grill it as well.

Baked Salmon

Aromatic Glazed Salmon

Aromatic Glazed Salmon

You will need 1 salmon fillet (or half if they are big) per person; the quantities given are for 2 people.


  • 2 skinless & boneless salmon fillets (sustainably sourced, preferably)
  • 3 tbsps soy sauce (gluten-free)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • about 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • Rocket & spinach leaves and baby tomatoes to garnish


Preheat the oven to 180C.

Mix the soy sauce, oil, honey, garlic & ginger in a bowl, then transfer to a shallow dish big enough for the salmon. Lay the salmon skinless side down and spoon some of the marinade over the top. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes (or longer) to allow the flavours to permeate the salmon.

Once the salmon is marinated, you will need a shallow baking tray and two squares of tin foil, large enough to wrap the salmon with ‘breathing-space’. Place each fillet onto a square and pull up the sides. Pour the rest of the marinade over the salmon and press the tin foil closed loosely around the salmon. This has the cute name of being cooked ‘en papillote‘ and is a great way to lock in all the flavour and make the salmon really tender.

It will need to bake for about 20 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque and flakes with a fork.

Prepare plates with a bed of rocket and spinach and slice up some baby tomatoes to garnish. Once the salmon is cooked, place a fillet on top of the salad and drizzle over any remaining juices from the foil packets. Serve immediately, whether indoors or out!

Salmon recipe

I very much hope that the sun is still shining on you, and if so, this week’s menu from the #SundaySupper foodies will be just what you need for a last summer fling!

Labor Day Cookout Recipes:

Starters & Snacks

Main Dishes

Salads & Sides



Wine Pairings

  • Labor Day Cookout Food And Wine Pairings byENOFYLZ

Remember you can join us throughout the day on Twitter and we’ll be meeting up at 7:00 p.m. EST for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat to talk about our favorite cookout recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us throughTweetChat. We’d also love to feature your Cookout recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board.





  1. I am drooling that looks so good. IT would make a great Lenten recipe.

    • Thanks Veronica!

  2. Okay, I won’t complain about the heat and sun right now in San Diego! Summer is always in the heart!
    Laura @ Family Spice recently posted..Persian Mint & Cucumber Cooler (Sekanjabin) for #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • I am jealous!

  3. I love salmon, this sounds so good, Katy!
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    • Thanks Cindy! I love Asian flavours and salmon seemed to be a perfect partner for them!

  4. Perfect simple marinade. My husband would love this!
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal recently posted..Frozen Sangria for Labor Day #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thanks Lane! It’s very easy to throw together!

  5. Sun is shining way too much here! Salmon looks delicious.
    diabeticFoodie recently posted..Grilled Banana Splits for #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Send some this way please! Thank you :)

  6. This sounds so good–I could probably eat salmon every day if given the opportunity!
    Anne @ Webicurean recently posted..Mom’s Savory Pork ‘n’ Beans #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thanks Anne, me too!

  7. We love Salmon – ths looks like a delicious way to prepare it with a glaze. Yum! Happy Day!
    Bea recently posted..Vegan Caprese Salad for #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thanks Bea! I could have eaten the glaze straight from the dish!

  8. Oh, I like the sound of that glaze. Soooo good!!
    Tara Noland recently posted..Finger Lickin’ Chicken Drumettes/Labour Day Cookout #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thanks Tara! I love Asian flavours and they pair really well with the salmon.

  9. looks delicious- I’m always looking for another glaze recipe. thanks!
    Melanie recently posted..Bloody Mary Skirt Steak #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. Love salmon but never cooked it at home. This sounds wonderful!
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  11. Salmon is such a great meal, and with this spinach salad is looks perfect for the end of summer!

  12. I am a total salmon addict and can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing during #sundaysupper.
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  13. Love Salmon and this looks lovely ! Great ! Will add this to my list of ” salmon recipes” Yumm !!
    sunithi recently posted..Smokin Hot Caribbean Spiced Corn On The Cob #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. I love the combination of honey, garlic and sesame oil here. Salmon is a family favorite! I’ll be sure to try out your recipe! :)
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  15. This is a wonderful marinade! I like the bed of spinach you made for the salmon!
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  16. Such a simple and delicious sounding salad.
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  17. Any way you cook this – had to be good!
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  18. Mmmm, Katy, this looks delicious. I can’t wait to try this dish. Yum!
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  19. I think it’s cute how you call arugula, rocket! The dish looks great and salmon sounds fantastic.
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  20. Wow this looks awesome!! I love your site :) :)
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