Put an Asian flare on your regular salmon dinner with this easy but flavorful Honey Sesame Ginger Salmon!
My husband and I both love salmon, and it is definitely my go-to for a quick weeknight meal. It bakes in just 20 minutes, and it’s so good for you!
Unfortunately, even as a cooking blogger, I’m totally guilty of living in a salmon rut.
It goes something like this: salmon + a sprinkle of creole seasoning. Baked in the oven.
Dinner on the table in 20 minutes flat.
And honestly? It’s really good.
We love it.
And if you haven’t tried salmon like that, you should plan on it.
But, when I get a chance to catch my breath from our whirlwind daily schedules (summer please hurry!), I get inspired to experiment!
This honey sesame ginger salmon, though?
I’ve mentioned before how I usually steer clear from Asian-style dishes because I’ve had a few complete failures in the past, so I was a little bit hesitant to try this recipe.
One bite and my husband and I both looked at each other in disbelief. It’s that good.
You do need to plan ahead and let the salmon marinade for about 30 minutes, but you can work on prepping your side dishes during that time. (Or throw in a load of laundry…watch a re-run of Friends…waste time on Pinterest. You know, whatever.)
The rest of the recipe is pretty self-explanatory. A lot of the ingredients in the marinade also appear in the honey ginger glaze. You’ll add the glaze on top of the salmon after it finishes baking. You can see how the marinade caramelizes on the salmon, and the glaze just takes it up a notch!
One last note–there’s a teeeeeny bit of sriracha in the glaze, but overall this dish is not spicy! If you’re worried about it, feel free to omit that ingredient completely.
Honey Sesame Ginger Salmon
For the marinade:
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons GF tamari, or coconut aminos, or soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar or honey
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
For the honey ginger glaze:
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons GF tamari, or coconut aminos, or soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha
- 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1). In a large bowl, whisk together all of the marinade ingredients. Add the salmon and allow it to marinade for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Turn the salmon occasionally.
2). Preheat the oven to 400F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Add the salmon, along with the marinade, to the dish and bake for about 20 minutes.
3). While the salmon is baking, in a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients. Serve salmon immediately with the honey glaze.
Servings: 4. Approximate nutritional information per serving: Calories: 395 Carbs: 20g Fat: 24g Protein: 14g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 16g Points+: 10 Recipe adapted from here.