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

A super easy salmon dish bursting with so much flavor, and it’s hearty-healthy too!

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

Directions:

  1. To make the glaze, whisk together honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, Sriracha, ginger and sesame seeds in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds and green onions.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  5. Place salmon filets along with the marinade onto prepared baking dish and bake until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve salmon immediately with honey ginger glaze.

Adapted from How Sweet It Is.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 439.5 Calories from Fat 268.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.8g 46%
Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 62.8mg 21%
Sodium 597.5mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 19.3g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 16.1g
Protein 24.1g 48%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Fish is one of the few food sources with naturally occurring vitamin D. This vitamin is most famously known for its bone health, but recent research shows that it plays a key role in many other parts of the body. For example, Vitamin D is very important for a strong and healthy immune system.

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.