Pan Seared Salmon with Soy Mustard Glaze Recipe

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Délio Freitas Modified: March 23, 2022
Pan Seared Salmon with Soy Mustard Glaze Recipe

How To Make Pan Seared Salmon with Soy Mustard Glaze

This flaky pan seared salmon is soft on the inside, and crisp on the outside, and coated in a rich soy mustard glaze, for a more luscious dish!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



For Glaze:

  • ¼cupdark brown sugar,plus 2 tbsp
  • ¼cupsoy sauce
  • ¼cupJapanese sweet rice wine
  • 2tbspsherry vinegar
  • 2tbspwhole grain mustard
  • 2tbspwater
  • 2tspcornstarch
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes

For Salmon:

  • 6ozsalmon fillets,center-cut, skinned
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • 2tbspvegetable oil,for cooking



  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to low and simmer for about 1 minute, until thickened.

  2. Cover to keep warm and set aside.


  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon fillets with kosher salt. When the oil starts to shimmer, place the salmon, skin-side up, in the pan.

  2. Cook for about 4 minutes, until golden brown on the first side. Turn the fish over with a spatula, then reduce the heat to medium and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more, until the fillets feel firm to the touch.

  3. Transfer the salmon fillets to plates or a platter and spoon the glaze generously over top.

  4. Serve immediately, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 149.31kcal
  • Fat: 8.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.07g
  • Fiber: 0.31g
  • Sugar: 5.97g
  • Protein: 6.91g
  • Cholesterol: 15.59mg
  • Sodium: 659.92mg
  • Calcium: 15.30mg
  • Potassium: 168.20mg
  • Iron: 0.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.13mg
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