Serious Eats: Recipes
Dinner Tonight: Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Bok Choy
The term teriyaki literally translates to "glazed grilled", referring not to the sweet sauce you see on grocery store shelves, but to the cooking method of grilling or broiling with a sauce made of soy sauce and mirin (a sweet rice-based wine). The mouthwatering glaze created from the caramelizing sugars is an essential part of the preparation.
Still, despite any inauthenticity, this take on teriyaki from Mad Hungry is delicious. Allowing the salmon to marinate for half hour or so then sliding it under the broiler makes it comes out deeply flavored, moist, and tender. You can't ask for much more out of a piece of fish.