Soy-Marinated Pepper-Crusted Salmon

Soy-Marinated Pepper-Crusted Salmon
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 4 servings

This delicious salmon is crusted with strong black pepper and savory soy sauce to create a healthy yet satisfying meal that is very easy to make and hard not to enjoy.


1/3cup soy sauce
1/4cup brown sugar
1teaspoon sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 (6-ounce) salmon filets, skin removed
Coarsely ground black pepper
1tablespoon olive oil


  1. Combine soy sauce, sugar, sesame and garlic in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Add salmon, seal bag and turn to coat salmon well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.
  2. Remove salmon from marinade (discard marinade or save some for drizzling on salmon while cooking). Coat fillet side of salmon with very coarsely ground black pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Place salmon skin-side up in pan and sauté about 7 minutes. Flip and sauté other side about 7 minutes, until fish flakes with a fork.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 290
  • Fat 14g
  • Cholesterol 93,g
  • Sodium 482mg
  • Carbohydrate 4g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Protein 34g