Salmon with Sweet & Sour Sauce

How to make Salmon with Sweet and Sour Sauce.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 3 1/2 tsp olive oil or vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 tsp finely peeled and minced ginger
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • Salt
  • Chopped green onion or cilantro
  • White sesame seeds

Instructions:

  1. Remove salmon from the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile prepare the sweet and sour sauce.
  3. For the sauce, in a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and soy sauce, add in pineapple juice, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, ketchup and red pepper flakes. 
  4. Heat 1 1/2 tsp of the oil in small saucepan over medium heat, add ginger and garlic and saute until lightly golden brown, about 30 seconds – 1 minute. 
  5. Whisk pineapple juice mixture once more then pour into saucepan. 
  6. Bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly, then allow to boil, stirring constantly until thickened, 1 minute. 
  7. Remove from heat, cover and set aside.
  8. Dab both sides of salmon dry with paper towels, season both sides with salt (use about a heaping 1/2 tsp total). 
  9. Heat remaining 2 tsp oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. 
  10. Once oil is shimmering add salmon and cook about 4 minutes on the first side until golden brown on bottom then flip and cook salmon on opposite side until salmon has cooked through, about 2 – 3 minutes longer.
  11. Plate salmon, spoon sweet and sour sauce over salmon, sprinkle with green onions or cilantro, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  12. Serve immediately.
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