Salmon is one of my favorite meats. I really enjoy the flavor of salmon. It’s not as fishy as some types of fish and has a strong flavor that can be easily balanced with really delicious sauces.

I like to serve my salmon with lemon, onions and dill or with a citrus salsa, but I thought I’d do something different. I didn’t want to just season the salmon with soy sauce, so I found a delicious glaze with orange juice and rice wine.

Both the orange juice and rice wine helped to lighten the very strong flavor of the soy sauce. It was simple to make but really delicious. I decided to broil the salmon, since that was simple and quick.

If you’re so inclined, you can make a second batch of sauce while the salmon is cooking to serve with the salmon. It’s delicious served with steamed rice, steamed or stir fried veggies and marinated cucumbers.

Salmon with Orange Soy Glaze

Salmon with Orange Soy Glaze

Moist and tender salmon glazed with an orange soy sauce that is lightly sweetened with honey and garnished with sesame seeds and green onions. Simple and quick to prepare but still filled with flavor.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Japanese, Seafood
Servings 4 people


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup rice wine
  • 3 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped


  • In a small bowl, mix together the rice wine, soy sauce, orange juice, honey and sesame oil.
  • Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon on a lightly greased pan.
  • Cover the salmon with the sauce and broil for 5 - 8 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions before serving.

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 salmon fillet, about 3-4 oz
Each serving = 5 Smart Points/4 Pointssauce
PER SERVING: 186 calories; 6g fat; 1g saturated fat; 7g carbohydrates; 4g sugar; 19g protein; 1g fiber

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