A bag of salmon steaks had been sitting in our freezer since the first time we did grocery shopping with our parents. Since mom cooked hubby's favorite food most of the time, there was no need to cook the salmon. Dad reminded me once in a while that we still had salmon. I also tried to remind myself to cook them before they lost their freshness. So one day I searched for a salmon recipe. The search engine did not only show bunch of mouth watering pictures of salmon, but also listed "easy salmon recipe" as one of its options. Since we still had a long to-do list, I was an easy target for the marketing word "easy". I even went further with the easiness by making it easier than the original recipe.
Mix soy sauce, lemon juice, honey and ginger in a bowl until the honey is dissolved. Place salmon in a container, add the sauce and refrigerate; let marinate for 15 minutes.
Preheat a skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Transfer the marinated salmon to the hot skillet and cook until just cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with scallion.