Pan Seared Salmon with Sake Glaze

Pan Seared Salmon with Sake Glaze

Posted by SMS on Sep 11th 2020

This recipe proves salmon can be versatile with unique flavor notes. Recreating this striking dish includes a simple sauce reduction and a quick pan searing of the fillets. By the end you will have four picturesque portions that can easily complete any rice bowl combination.


1 lb of salmon fillet (skin on and cut into 4 portions)
1/4 cup sake
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. peanut oil



1) In a small pot, combine sake, mirin and soy sauce and bring to a simmer – stir in the sugar until it dissolves, then remove from heat.

2) Heat peanut oil in a large pan almost to smoking over high heat. Carefully place fish skin side down in the pan, turn the heat down to medium high and let cook for about 2 minutes. As soon as the fish releases naturally from the pan, flip the fillets and let it cook for another minute.

3) Just before the fish is done cooking, pour the sake/mirin sauce into the pan with the fillets. Continue cooking while the sauce reduces to a glaze. Serve over rice and top fish with remaining glaze in the pan.