Soy-Glazed Salmon Sandwiches With Watercress

A fillet of salmon is too often relegated to the spot of a weekly “healthy” dinner, served alongside plain vegetables. No longer! You’ll glaze the salmon with a spicy soy mixture, and top the fillets with a pile of peppery radish watercress salad, all sandwiched between pillowy brioche. Splurge on the nicest buns you can find—they’re worth it to make this dinner as delicious as possible. If you want to serve with a side dish, a cucumber-avocado salad would be nice, or even potato chips, because why not.Headnote by Lindsay Maitland Hunt

Photo: Jen Causey
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • 4 5-oz. skinless salmon fillets

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 cups watercress, tough stems removed

  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 4 brioche hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • Sweet potato chips, for serving


  1. Mix chili sauce, soy sauce, and vinegar in a bowl.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy pan over medium-high. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Cook until browned on 1 side, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook, brushing with soy mixture often, until just cooked through, about 3 minutes.

  3. Toss watercress, radishes, lemon juice, and remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a medium bowl.

  4. Spread mayonnaise on top and bottom halves of buns. Build sandwiches with salmon and watercress mixture. Serve sandwiches with sweet potato chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

632 Calories
45g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 632
% Daily Value *
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 1333mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 37g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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