A sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey does double-duty as marinade and sauce. Toasted sesame seeds provide a nutty and attractive accent. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and sauteed red peppers and zucchini slices.
reduced-sodium soy sauce
minced fresh ginger
center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) and cut into 4 portions
toasted sesame seeds, (see Tip)
Whisk scallion, soy sauce
, vinegar, honey and ginger in a medium bowl until the honey is dissolved. Place salmon in a sealable plastic bag, add 3 tablespoons of the sauce and refrigerate; let marinate for 15 minutes. Reserve the remaining sauce.
Preheat broiler. Line a small baking
pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
Transfer the salmon to the pan, skinned-side down. (Discard the marinade.) Broil the salmon 4 to 6 inches from the heat source until cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with the reserved sauce and garnish with sesame seeds
Tips: How to skin a salmon
fillet: Place skin-side down. Starting at the tail end, slip a long knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30 degrees angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.
To toast sesame seeds
, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add seeds and stir constantly, until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
Calories 234, Total Fat 13 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 67 mg, Sodium 335 mg, Carbohydrate 6 g, Protein 23 g, Potassium 444 mg. Exchanges: Lean Meat 3,Other Carbohydrate 0.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet