So….strangely despite my heritage, I’m not a huge fan of fish. Which also means I’m not a huge fan of sushi *cringe* sorry. I’m sure y’all are all probably gasping and thinking but sushi is such a Japanese cuisine and you’re Japanese so how could you be NOT a fan of sushi. Trust me, my mom has even asked if I was truly Japanese. I’m just not a fan of the raw. But I do like cooked fish or rather, several kinds. So a few nights ago, I got some Atlantic salmon and cooked it for dinner! Huzzah! We didn’t really feel like cooking a whole lot of sides considering that we are in the middle of a heat wave in NYC and well, using the oven in a AC-less apartment equals cooked dinner and chefs. But it was still delicious!

So let’s get cooking!


-1 salmon
-1/4 and 2 tbsp cup soy sauce
-1/2 cup olive oil
-4 tsp ginger
-2 tbsp honey
-1 clove garlic, diced
-salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Season the salmon with salt, pepper, garlic and 2 tsp of ginger. Pour 1/4 cup of soy sauce and the olive oil and let the salmon marinate in it for a few minutes. Meanwhile make the honey glaze.  Mix together the honey, the rest of the ginger, and 2 tbsp of soy sauce.
  2. Place the salmon skin side down in a baking dish and pour the marinade over it. Spread the glaze over the salmon and bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes. IMG_8661

Now you can definitely add some lemon wedges or lemon juice to this. My room mate is just allergic to citrus so we omitted it. Enjoy!

Hugs and puppies!


2 thoughts on “Salmon!

  1. Mimi, When I was stationed in Japan for my job, on a TV program I heard that 20% of Japanese do not like raw fish, contrary to the belief that all Japanese are raw fish eaters. Of that, many don’t like seafood at all. I am like you I am not much of a raw fish eater and eat very little seafood. Having said that, this Salmon dish you made looks very good! 😛

    • Ahahah thanks Fae!
      I do like shellfish though, I’m not sure why I like the shellfish (shrimp, mussels, crabs, lobster, scallops) but not the fish. Oh well :p

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