My dad has always enjoyed fishing. So much so that he even took the grand kids fishing as soon as they were able to go. Caleb took to it and will still, to this day, ask to go fishing every once in a while.
Me, I’ve never really gotten into the whole sitting around waiting for a fish to jump on my hook. I think it’s mostly because of the waiting in between bites and having to be quiet. I’m not good at being quiet for long.
But I’ve always loved the fish my daddy brought home. Usually it was crappy and catfish. My mom would coat that fish and fry it up, and heavens to Betsy it was delicious. As much as I tried, I could never recreate my moms fried fish goodness. Once I started cooking, I tried to cook up whatever fish I could find in different ways. And once I had salmon, it quickly became a family favorite.
My preferred way to make fish nowadays is to put it in a foil pack and cook it in the oven. When Kikkoman sent me some of their Soy Sauce, I knew I wanted to incorporate it into some sort of marinade for fish. Kikkoman Soy Sauce is a great, versatile way to add flavor to any meal. I’ve used it with shrimp, chicken and beef and each time I am impressed with the taste. When I used it on chicken in the slow cooker (recipe coming to the blog soon), the soy sauce became a natural browning sauce and enhanced the flavor tremendously. Kikkoman Soy Sauce is naturally brewed so that is an added benefit!
And let me just tell you, this combo does not disappoint. It works so well together, my taste testers (aka my coworkers) raved about this dish and one even said it was the best thing I’ve brought to the office. The entire dish comes together in less than 20 minutes and the flavors are unbelievable in that short amount of time.
You can also make this on the grill in the foil packet or in a fish basket or grill pan. Try it and you will be surprised at the deliciousness of this dish.
Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Salmon Foil Packets
3 Tbsp Kikkoman Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Brown sugar
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp Minced garlic
1 1/2 lb. Salmon fillets
Preheat oven to 425.
In a small bowl, add Soy Sauce, brown sugar, honey, oil, and minced garlic. Whisk all ingredients together to combine.
Place two pieces of foil on top of each other for each salmon fillet. Gather the sheets so they are raised on all sides (to prevent any marinade from dripping out).
If your fillets are large, you can cut them in half. Season fillets with garlic powder and black pepper.
Drizzle marinade evenly over salmon fillets.
Gather the long ends of the foil and fold down. Fold in the short ends to form a packet.
Place packets on a cookie sheet. Place in the oven and bake for about 18 minutes.