Molasses and soy glazed salmon – an easy way to eat more fish

Servings: 4 serving(s)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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You’ll love the sweet and salty flavour that this molasses marinade adds to the salmon, especially if you find salmon a little strong. It caramelizes on top and adds a savoury edge that balances out the richness of the fish.

molasses and soy glazed salmon is quick and easy to prepare
Are you all for celebrating Valentine’s Day or do you prefer to let February 14th slide by in its Hallmark hype?

I’m not much for bows and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates (I prefer tulips) but I do love to prepare a special supper.

Whatever your opinions about celebrating Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with an impressive meal that’s quick and easy to prepare.

That’s what’s so great about this molasses and soy glazed salmon recipe. Few main dishes cook faster than fish and with a marinade that takes less than two minutes to prepare the overall prep time of this dish is next to nothing.

molasses and soy glazed salmon is easy to prepare

Not that speed needs to define a Friday night meal (Valentine’s Day or not).

You’ll love the sweet and salty flavour that this molasses marinade adds to the salmon, especially if you find salmon a little strong. It caramelizes on top and adds a savoury edge that balances out the richness of the fish.

This molasses marinade is delicious with fillets or steaks.

Serve it with your choice of green vegetables and rice or this potato cabbage hash.

Easy Molasses and Soy Glazed Salmon Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce or GF tamari  (low sodium, if you have it)
  • ¼ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine or sherry
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes or a few grinds of black pepper
  • Enough salmon for 4 people (fillets or steaks).
  • Chives or parsley to garnish

Instructions:

  1.  Combine first four ingredients. Place salmon in a dish and pour over half of the marinade. Let rest 15-30 minutes, flipping once.
  2. Remove salmon from dish, discard marinade and place in a parchment lined baking pan. Brush with remaining marinade and bake in a 450 F oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, brush again with marinade and return to oven until done to your liking.
  3. Brush with marinade before serving.

Try our other salmon dishes:

Five-spice glazed salmon

Bourbon molasses salmon

Teriyaki Salmon

 

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4 thoughts on “Molasses and soy glazed salmon – an easy way to eat more fish

  1. Jessica Connors says:

    Thank You for the recipe for the Salmon glaze recipe . I know how good Salmon
    is for us and I love it on Pancakes also. But it is hard to find recipes using Molasses with meats etc. Do you have a recipe book for Molasses Recipies?

    On the shelves in the stores there is two kinds of molasses is one so different from
    the other.

    Thank You

    Jessica Connors
    jjgolf1@shaw.ca

    1. Hi Jessica, All of the recipes on this site call for fancy molasses, which is sweeter and less robust than cooking and blackstrap molasses. For baked goods I will sometimes substitute cooking molasses for fancy if the recipe calls for 1/4 cup or less of molasses. It’s quite strong so will make a difference. We have a Family Favourites cookbook, if you’re interested. I’ll send you an email to get your mailing address.

  2. Jo says:

    Your image shows a GRILLED salmon, not an oven baked salmon. I bit misleading. I am trying your recipe now and I am sure it will be awesome…

    1. Hi Jo, The image that goes with the Molasses Soy Glazed Salmon recipe is actually baked at 450 F. But at the bottom of the blog post there are images and links to other salmon recipes, including our Bourbon Molasses Salmon that is grilled. Let me know if you enjoyed the recipe.

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