Salmon with Wine Glaze

For 4


  • 1 lb (4 pieces salmon fillets/steaks)
  • 1/3 cup Pinot Noir
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pure dark maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Japanese sesame oil
  • one 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled, sliced and finely grated
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • olive oil/sesame oil for cooking
  • toasted white and black sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper


  1. Coat one side of the salmon with salt and pepper and spread a layer of toasted sesame seeds on top
  2. Add some oil in a hot skillet, cook salmon with the coated side facing down first, about 3 minutes. Repeat step 1 for the remaining side of the salmon, carefully flip over and cooking for another 3 minutes
  3. In a bowl, mix well the wine, soy sauce, maple syrup, and 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil, then add in garlic and ginger. Heat the sauce in a sauce pan for 5 – 7 minutes till it reaches a thicker consistency. Drizzle over plated salmon
  4. Bon appétit! ;)

Serving suggestions: Pinot Noir, vegetables, rice …

NOTES: Cooking time of the fish depends on the thickness of the salmon fillet/steak. Watch carefully, it’s ready when the meat turns white-ish and the sideview of the middle section is just slightly pink. Don’t move the fish around much otherwise you will lose the sesame crust. If you are short on sesame oil, olive oil works as well for cooking the fish, but definitely use good quality sesame oil for the glaze. All I can say is that it’d be such a torture to ever eat BAD (dry, flaky, flavorless) salmon again after making this dish. It’s so easy to make as long as you get good ingredients. Treat yourself right, use fresh salmon fish. 😉



Filed under Main Dish, Seafood

2 responses to “Salmon with Wine Glaze

  1. Hey! Happy holidays! It was nice reading your comment. =) A playlist of fifth symphonies would be one long but very satisfying playlist. Hope you’re well!

  2. Bonnie

    This looks very yummy!

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