Gochujang and Honey-Glazed Salmon

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Gochujang and Honey-Glazed Salmon

Gotcha-what? I know, I know. STAY WITH ME HERE. This sweet & spicy & tangy 10-minute dinner is totally worth it.

So totally worth it.

If you’ve made the Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon before, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Gochujang and Honey-Glazed Salmon

Gochujang is a paste made from spicy red peppers (and a few other things) and has the same consistency as tomato paste. So, kind of like tomato paste… if tomato paste was made out of 1-part fire.

I couldn’t find it locally so I picked up this tube on Amazon.

And by “couldn’t find it,” I mean I ran down the International Aisle and kinda looked in the general area while my hand was burning-cold, holding a half-gallon of Blue Bell.

Priorities.

Gochujang and Honey-Glazed Salmon

Like the Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon, sweet + heat is good… but it can be better. The glaze really benefits from the added acid of (there) cider vinegar. Here, I added the juice of half a lime to balance out the heat and honey. The glaze still has a kick, but not one that forces you to guzzle milk from the jug standing in front of an open fridge.

The real beauty of either of these salmon recipes is that not only are they insanely delicious, but they’re also insanely easy and double-insanely FAST. 7 minutes under the broiler and your entree is done. While the salmon was cooking, I tossed a steam-in-bag Asian veggie medley into the microwave and fired up a non-stick pan to heat some potstickers.

And it’s really hard to beat crumble-up-foil-and-throw-it-away as your clean up instructions.

Gochujang and Honey-Glazed Salmon

A quick & easy broiled salmon with a sweet, spicy, and tangy glaze made with gochujang, honey, and lime.

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 1 lb salmon, cut into 4 filets
  • 1 tbsp Gochujang paste
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • Chopped cilantro for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the broiler and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Lightly spray/brush olive oil over the foil.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the gochugang, honey, soy, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger.
  4. Broil the salmon for 3 minutes.
  5. Brush the salmon with the glaze and broil for 2 minutes.
  6. Brush with the remaining glaze and broil another 2 minutes.
  7. You're done.
  8. Seriously.

Notes

Yields: 4 servings

Adapted from Skinny Taste

Estimated time: 10 minutes

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