Salmon with Sweet Soy and Wasabi Sauces


My husband raved when I made this salmon with sweet soy and wasabi sauces, and I am not normally known for my meat and seafood cooking! It is fairly easy to prepare, and even easier to cook. It’s a great dish for entertaining.

Since mirin can be pricey, sometimes I will halve the marinade, it seems to be enough.

Special Diet Notes: Salmon with Sweet Soy and Wasabi Sauces

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, and peanut-free.

For gluten-free: swap wheat-free tamari or coconut aminos in for the soy sauce.

Salmon with Sweet Soy and Wasabi Sauces
Serves: 4
For the salmon:
  • ½ cup mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or wheat free tamari
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger, or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 (6-oz) pieces salmon fillet
For the Sauces:
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or wheat free tamari
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi powder
  • 1 tablespoon water
  1. Marinate salmon: Stir together mirin, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger in a shallow dish. Add fish, skin sides up, and marinate, covered, at room temperature 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Make sauces: Boil soy sauce, honey, and lime juice in a small saucepan, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 4 minutes.
  4. Stir together wasabi powder and water in a small bowl.
  5. Broil fish, skin sides down, on oiled rack of a broiler pan 5 to 7 inches from heat until fish is just cooked through, about 6 minutes.
  6. Serve salmon drizzled with sauces.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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