Prep Time: 4 Hrs
Cook Time: 25 Min
Yields: 4 Servings
3⁄4 cup soy sauce
3⁄4 cup mirin
6 tbsp. sake
1⁄4 cup sugar
6 (4-oz.) skin-on salmon filets
1 scallion, green part only, cut into 2" lengths and thinly sliced lengthwise
2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
1. Bring soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves; remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
2. Place salmon in a resealable plastic bag, and pour over soy sauce mixture; seal bag, and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
3. Build a low fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium-low. (Alternatively, heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-low heat.) Remove salmon from marinade and set aside on a plate to come to room-temperature.
4. Meanwhile, pour marinade into a 2-qt. saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
5. Place salmon on grill, and cook, turning once and basting with boiled marinade regularly, until just cooked through, about 9 minutes.
6. Transfer to serving plates, and drizzle with remaining marinade; garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
Recipe adapted from saveur.com