Super Easy Kecap Manis Soy Glazed Pan-Seared Salmon

Super Easy Kecap Manis Glazed Pan-Seared Salmon

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marvellina
Pan-seared salmon is glazed in sweet kecap manis sauce and smothered with tender onion and mushrooms on top. Absolutely easy, quick, and delicious meal in less than 15 minutes.
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  • 1 1/4 lbs boneless salmon steak (skinless or not) about 1-inch thick, 5 oz each
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil divided
  • 1 large onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms sliced or buy the pre-sliced

Kecap manis glaze:


  • Fresh cilantro leaves


  • Check for pin bones by gently pressing on the flesh of salmon, remove if you feel any. Pat the salmon dry with kitchen towel.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan with 2 Tbsp cooking oil over medium heat. If using skin-on salmon, place the skin side down first and sear for about 3 minutes and then flip over and sear for another 2 minutes. Remove the salmon steak from the heat into serving platter and set aside
  • In the same pan, add another 1 Tbsp of cooking oil and add onion. Saute until the onion are soft and slightly charred, about 3 minutes. Add the mushroom and cook until the mushrooms are soft and water oozing out from the mushrooms evaporates. Add kecap manis, soy sauce, and ketchup (if using). Continue to cook until the glaze is bubbly and slightly thickened
  • At this point, you have a choice of adding the pan-seared salmon back into the pan and bathe with the glaze briefly or simply pour everything on top of the pan-seared salmon. It's up to you
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves. Serve with rice and/or salad immediately