A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, are the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon fillets.


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Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sake or soju
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • salt, to taste

Preparation :

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the soy sauce, mirin, sugar and sake; bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture has reduced to about 1/4 cup (about 12 minutes)- it will be rather syrupy.
  • Let cool.
  • Then whisk in the mayonnaise and lime juice, and season with salt.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to use with salmon. If it thickens up too much, just heat it a bit to soften it.
  • Drizzle over salmon and marinate for about an hour before grilling or baking.
  • You can brush the sauce on while cooking if you’d like too.

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