Vietnamese Caramel Salmon
Set an oven rack 6 inches from heat source (usually the second rack position, not the one closest to heat source) and turn on broiler.Advertisement
Brush salmon all over with oil and season lightly with salt.
In a 12-inch oven-safe skillet set over medium-high, combine brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, ginger, lime zest and juice, black pepper and 1 tbsp water. Bring to a simmer.
Place fish, skin side up, in skillet. Reduce heat to low and simmer, without moving fillets, until fish is halfway cooked, 4 to 6 minutes.
Spoon pan juices over fish and transfer skillet to oven. Broil until fish is just cooked through and skin is caramelized in spots, 2 to 5 minutes for medium-rare, depending on thickness of fish.
Transfer fish to a plate and garnish with scallions, jalapeño and cilantro. Drizzle with pan sauce.
Recipes reprinted from DINNER: Changing the Game, Copyright © 2017 by Melissa Clark. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.