1 whole fillet (side) of salmon (about 1 kg/2 lbs)
4 tablespoons Mirin
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
How to do it
1. Line a large oven baking tray with tin foil – make sure the foil is large enough to wrap around the whole salmon with space to spare. Place the salmon in the middle of the foil
2. Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a small bowl till combined and pour over the salmon. Gather up the sides of the foil, leaving space above the fish so the fish can steam when cooking. Seal all the sides very well. Leave to marinade for 10-15 minutes or even up to an hour.
3. Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 180°C (350ºF).
4. Bake the fish in the oven for 20 minutes. Then open up the foil and allow the fish to cook for another 5 minutes so the top can caramelize slightly. Do not overcook – test the fish by sliding a fork into the meatiest part of the fish and if it’s still just slightly under-cooked in the middle, remove the fish and let it sit for a few minutes before serving. Save the sauce to spoon over the fish when serving.
Serves about 5 as a main course.