Slow Roasted Glazed Salmon

Salmon is one of our favorite meals. It is an easy weeknight main course to feed the family. Throw it on the grill with a little olive oil and lemon, grill a veggie alongside, add some rice and you have a tasty, healthy and filling meal.

When company is coming I always feel like I have to up my game a bit. Put a little more effort into the meal. You know, be a little impressive maybe? Since first serving this at our Chinese New Year Gr8 Dinner, this has become my go-to salmon recipe for company. Everybody loves it, even those who aren’t wild about salmon say it is delicious!

One of our favorite websites here at Great Eight Friends is Food52, with recipes, restaurant reviews, shopping and more it is a great resource. This recipe has been adapted from Food52. I have changed some of the proportions to satisfy my family’s tastes, so feel free to add a little more of this or less of that.

The best part about this recipe (in addition to it always being a hit!) is that the glaze is made ahead of time and the fish roasts slowly in the oven while you linger over cocktails with your guests.

If you have never slow roasted salmon, you are in for a treat!

Glazed Salmon

Recipe adapted from Food52.

Servings 4 servings
Author Anna


  • 1 pound salmon
  • 3-inch piece ginger, grated and divided
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 Tablespoons mirin, see Gr8 Note for substitute
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 scallion, minced for garnish, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, combine two-thirds of the grated ginger, garlic, soy sauce, red wine, mirin and brown sugar. Cook over medium-high heat until it reduces to about half, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice and rest of the ginger. (If your family isn't wild about a strong ginger flavor, then don't add this last 1/3 of ginger.)

  3. Let the sauce cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 250ºF.
  5. Line a flat baking sheet with parchment paper or brush with olive oil.
  6. Place the salmon on the prepared sheet skin side down and, using a pastry brush, brush a Tablespoon of the glaze over the top.
  7. Let the fish marinate with the glaze for 5 minutes then brush another Tablespoon of the glaze on top and let sit for 5 minutes.

  8. Put pan in oven and bake for 10 minutes.

  9. Brush another Tablespoon of the glaze on top of the salmon and roast another 10 minutes.

  10. Continue cooking and repeating with the glaze until the fish is cooked through to your liking. For fish that is about 1-inch thick, 20-25 minutes should do it.
  11. Serve garnished with the minced scallion, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Note:

If you don't have Mirin on hand (and don't want to buy a whole bottle!), you can substitute a mixture of 2 teaspoons sugar and 6 teaspoons dry white wine, or dry sherry or vermouth.


  1. Claudia Kerns | 10th Jan 17

    Salmon also our favorite. Will be perfect for our Hawaiian themed dinners. Thank you!!

    • Anna | 10th Jan 17

      Hi Lon! You know how we love themed dinners here at Great Eight Friends! We’ve actually served this dish at 2 different dinners, our Chinese New Year Party and our Day at the Spa…that’s how good it is! Bon Appetit!

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