Salmon Steaks With Hoisin Glaze

Posted: November 23, 2013 in Seafood
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Cooking is an art. Well, a lost art.

Who really has the time to cook anymore when you can order take-out? Am I right? Sure it saves time but think about all the ingredients that they throw together in those restaurants. Can you list the ingredients in that 宮保雞丁 (Kung Pao Chicken)? My father owns a Chinese restaurant and the amount of MSG that they use for flavor gives me nightmares for weeks!

You scared yet? Don’t be. That’s where I, The Dark Wife, will show you simple yet delicious recipes to prepare right in your own kitchen.

Let’s start off with salmon steaks!

I’ll let you on a secret… prior to experimenting with this recipe I’ve never cooked salmon steaks before.


No, it is not a joke but I promise you that the ingredients and instructions are so simple that it takes only a few minutes to prep the food. See? This is just the perfect dish to make so put that phone down and pick up a spatula!


Salmon Steaks With Hoisin Glaze

Adapted from Martha Stewart (
Prep: 5 Mins   |   Total Time: 18 Mins
Servings: 4

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 4 salmon steaks (each 8 to 10 ounces and 1 inch thick)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 lime, for garnish (optional)

Step 1:
Heat broiler, I usually set my oven to 400º F. Lightly coat the cast iron skillet with olive oil to make it shiny. On the stove with low heat, place the cast-iron skillet and heat until there is even distribution throughout the entire skillet. Don’t forget to use oven mitts!
Step 2:
In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, hoisin sauce, and honey.
Step 3:
Rinse salmon steaks, and pat dry. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Place steaks on heated cast iron skillet. Now imagine you’re Picasso and brush generously with glaze onto the steak, seriously don’t be chintzy.
Step 4:
Broil salmon about 4 inches from the heat source, basting once, until opaque in center, 10 to 13 minutes.
Step 5:
Serve with a side of white rice and garnish with lime. Take photos to document accomplishment. Grab and fork and demolish delicious salmon steak.


Recipe Note:

  • gluten-free hoisin sauce could be substituted with regular hoisin sauce.
  • honey could be substituted with agave nectar.
  • Salmon steaks will be flaky so be careful when moving onto plates. (I may or may not have ruined a few steaks the first time…)


Hope you enjoy this recipe, try it out and let me know what ya think!


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