Sesame Ginger Salmon

A super easy and flavorful salmon dish chockfull of heart-healthy protein, vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids!

Sesame Ginger Salmon - A super easy salmon dish bursting with so much flavor, and it's hearty-healthy too!

So let’s talk salmon. Salmon is absolutely one of my favorite kinds of fish. It’s so versatile, so hearty, and so full of protein, vitamin A, and omega fatty acids, which are essential to the proper functioning of the heart and brain. I’m obviously not a salmon ambassador or anything – I just really like it, and when you prepare it with the right ingredients, you’ll have a hearty, healthy dish on your table in no time that your family will love!

Sesame Ginger Salmon - A super easy salmon dish bursting with so much flavor, and it's hearty-healthy too!

Sesame Ginger Salmon - A super easy salmon dish bursting with so much flavor, and it's hearty-healthy too!

Like with this simple ginger marinade here, the salmon soaks up all of the amazing Asian flavors before it gets baked to flaky perfection. And then you finish it off with that sweet honey ginger glaze with a hint of spiciness from the Sriracha because as you know, I have to add Sriracha to everything!

Sesame Ginger Salmon - A super easy salmon dish bursting with so much flavor, and it's hearty-healthy too!

Sesame Ginger Salmon

Prep Time 45 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield 2 servings

Sesame Ginger Salmon

A super easy and flavorful salmon dish chockfull of heart-healthy protein, vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 salmon filets
  • For the Honey Ginger Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  • To make the glaze, whisk together honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, Sriracha, ginger and sesame seeds in a small bowl; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds and green onions.
  • In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine ginger marinade and salmon filets; marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Place salmon filets along with the marinade onto prepared baking dish and bake until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  • Serve salmon immediately with honey ginger glaze.

Notes

Adapted from How Sweet It Is

http://damndelicious.net/2013/11/13/sesame-ginger-salmon/


Comments

  1. says

    Salmon is our poison of choice. At any time my husband sees a nice red slice of salmon, he goes ga-ga over it. We like our salmon medium rare. Soft, juicy and tender. I made it teriyaki stile before so this is a must-try!

  2. Sue says

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was quite a success. Very tasty and moist. I added bok choi from my garden sauted with ginger and garlic + a little soy sauce. This meal will be added to our favorites list.

  3. Steph says

    I just made this and OMG!!!!! So delicious!!!! My house smells amazing too. I served the salmon with baked sweet potato and green beans. Perfect dinner. I did add a little lemon juice to the glaze.. Will make again very soon.

  4. rebecca says

    I cooked this today for dinner.
    Im not really a big fan of seafood especially salmon, but this was by far one of the best salmon dish I had!!!!!
    I cooked this and had some red potato asparagus and mushroom seasoned with oliveoil and salt thyme rosemary baked in the oven for the side.
    My husband and my son is very picky when it comes to food, but they thought it was good too!!!! Thank you for this amazing dish!!!!

  5. Elisa says

    Made this last night and it was a huge hit!!! All I can say is yum!!!!
    Thanks for sharing. Love your website!!!
    Elisa
    Toronto, Ontario

  6. Wendy says

    My husband surprised me by preparing this dish for dinner tonight. It was a huge hit with the entire family. Great flavor! This will be a repeat recipe in our home!

    • Chung-Ah says

      You can certainly use a different kind of hot sauce but please remember that by using a substitution, I cannot speak for how much this will change in the overall taste or texture of the dish. I recommend using the specified ingredients listed in the recipe whenever possible for optimal results.

  7. says

    Made this with a few modifications – I only marinated for the minimum time and put the filets on a hot cast iron pan for a minute or so first (along with a sprinkling of sugar to get the maillard reaction started) and then put it in the oven for about 10 minutes. I served the filet on a bed of spinach. Added slices of orange wedges and grape tomatoes…and the orange really took this dish over the top. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Mari says

    I made this tonight and it was SOOOOO delish! I served with brown rice and steamed broccoli and carrots. It’s a winner and I’ll be making it again and again.

  9. keegan says

    Excellent recipe! Went well with wild rice, summer squash and asparagus. We’ll be making this again. Thank you!

  10. Diane says

    This is the nicest salmon I’ve ever had! My boyfriend doesn’t like fish at all and I said I’d make him some fish he liked. This worked! Amazing.

  11. says

    This salmon recipe is superb. I absolutely love the flavors you brought out with the marinade and I have also highly recommended it on my blog. Thank you for such a wonderful creation!

  12. Maria Helena Andrade says

    Chung-Ah, como não falo e nem escrevo o Inglês, estou com dificuldade de saber o que é: Sriracha e Kosher . Fiz o salmão com o mel (faltou: Kosher) e estou para fazer o salmão com ginger ( no brasil chamamos de gengibre) mais vai faltar o sriracha por que não sei o que é. Gosto muito das sua receitas e da forma como ensina faze-las. Venho sempre aqui buscar idéias e receitas. Obrigada por me ensinar receitas tão deliciosas. Maria Helena

  13. Kathryn says

    Just made it for myself and will make it again and again! It was fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing!

  14. Marcella says

    By the way,..got to give you ‘props’ (proper respect/appreciation). I just made this tonight, and this recipe “ROCKS”!!!

  15. Diane says

    Your sauces….Chung Ah…I’m so happy to have access your sauces….Someone’s mother or grandmother brought these back from the old country….They are amazing. You’re so lucky to have these gems. I’ve been searching for a long time to find these combinations….And thought I left them back in the cuisine of Hawaii….Pah….You’ve got them!! And now, I do….Thank you!!

  16. Jane says

    We made this delicious marinade for our beautiful fresh sockeye filets last night!! Super YUMMY!!! This recipe is a ‘keeper’!!

  17. JK says

    I gotta say – I NEVER write reviews but man-o-man, this is the ONLY way I make salmon now! Even my husband loves it and he is not as big a fan of sweet as I am. The salmon comes out all poached and moist and the Glaze is killer good. LOVE IT!

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