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Sweet Salmon with Ginger and Scallions


  • 2 (1-inch thick) salmon filets
  • 2 scallions, cut into 2-inch long strips
  • 1/4 cup ginger, cut into 1/4-inch thick chunks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine, rice wine or sweet sake
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sesame oil (optional)


  1. Heat oil in pan on high heat. Salt and pepper both sides of the salmon filets.
  2. Place filets in pan skin-side down and do not disturb. Cook on HIGH for 40 seconds.
  3. Turn heat down to medium-high and continue to cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Turn filets over and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Remove filets from pan and set aside on a plate.
  6. Turn heat back up to high and add ginger and scallions. Cook until slightly tender (about 1 minute).
  7. Add wine and deglaze pan.
  8. Add soy sauce, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
  9. Place salmon filets carefully back into pan and simmer until salmon is cooked through (about 2 minutes).
  10. Drizzle with a few drops of sesame oil if desired.

Serves 2 to 3.

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