About Mirin-Glazed Salmon

There's not a whole lot to say about this recipe other than it's Winston-approved, which is weird because he has almost no interest in people food (we trained him good when he was a wee little baby).

Resistance is futile

(Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

Seriously though, unless it's, like, the water from a can of tuna (but not the actual tuna), the orange powder on a Cheetos Puffs Cheese Flavored Snack, butter, or olive oil, he wants no part of whatever you've got. Until, that is, I made this this other night, at which point he jumped up on the dining room table, started eating the salmon right off my plate, and when he was done with that, walked over to Seth's plate and started eating his salmon, too. (Diagram that, Sister Bernadette!)

Oh, and we also liked it.

Here's what you need for the marinade:

  • ½ cup mirin
  • ¼ rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and grated ginger

Which is this, all mixed up (don't know what to do):

Then you just marinate your salmon fillets in there for at least 20 minutes like so:

And when that's done you pat your fillets dry and then cook them like we did before until they look like this:

And then you try to eat it before your cat does.


  1. YUM! I can't wait to try this. I haven't had salmon is forever.

  2. YUM. Salmon and asparagus should have babies.

    I don't know what that means. Also, I can never spell asparagus right on the first try.

  3. Hal doesn't like people food, either, except cream cheese, and also foods with fake powdery cheese on top. He does this cute thing where if he hears you put your hand into a crinkly bag he'll run over and pull your hand down with his paw so he can inspect it for cheese, and if he finds it, he straight up steals it from your hand. It's awesome.

  4. I have a large thing-y of mirin that I bought a long time ago and have since used once, so this is the perfect excuse to whip that thing-y out again and use it (heh).

  5. That looks so good! It will make Grayson want to slit his wrists, he of the hating both salmon AND asparagus... but sometimes you just have to tell your teenage son to buck up, buttercup. :)