WHAT’S COOKIN: Nigella Lawson’s Mirin Glazed Salmon

Mirin Glazed Pan Fried Salmon

Mirin Glazed Pan Fried Salmon


60ml mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)

50g light brown sugar

60ml soy sauce

4 x 125g pieces salmon

2 x 15ml tablespoons rice vinegar (Omitted since I don’t have it!)

Olive Oil, for pan frying

Salmon in marinade.

Salmon in marinade.


  • Marinade fish for about ten minutes. Make sure to turn each side of the fish to soak in the mixture – 5 mins each.
  • Heat pan, drizzle in Olive Oil and pan fry your fish.
  • Depending on the thickness of your cut of fish, moderate time accordingly.

Serve with side dish of your choice. I served this dish with a Warm Snow Pea Salad.

Recipe for the Salmon Dish HERE.

I really liked how the smell somehow transports me back to Japan. The smell of oily fish and a burnt sugary smell in the pan.

*Prior to using the fish, I had the fillets soaked in milk prior, to remove most of the fishy smell.

Which is best since I am using frozen not fresh fish.

A very easy way to season your fish when a quick meal is needed.


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