Asian Sesame Salmon is a healthy and easy salmon recipe. Marinated with soy sauce, ginger, and sesame oil, this fish pairs well with rice and veggies.
This slightly sweet Asian Sesame Salmon will surely be your new favorite way to prepare the fish. The entire dish can be prepared in advance and baked before serving.
A great recipe to have on hand and makes for amazing leftovers. Serve warm with rice and veggies, or flake for a delicious omelette addition or top a salad with it.
The marinade for this recipe is what makes the dish. The sweetness of the brown sugar mixed with the salty soy sauce, really adds a hit of umami! For the ginger, I like to use ginger paste which comes in a tube and you can find in the produce aisle of most supermarkets.
I also use this salmon for my Meal Prep Salmon & Broccoli recipe post and talk about how you can meal plan your week around this dish. A great use for a sheet pan for sure! In the market for a great sheet pan? Check out my favorite from Amazon Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet – love that you get two of them for an awesome price!
How to Make Asian Sesame Salmon
To make the salmon, place the fish in a large ziplock bag. Whisk together all of the marinade ingredients and pour over the salmon and refrigerate.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven and line a large pan with foil. Add the salmon and pour any remaining marinade over the fish.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Delicious and heart-healthy, you’re going to love this recipe for Asian Sesame Salmon!
Asian Sesame Salmon
- 2 pounds salmon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Place the salmon in a large zip top bag. In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over the salmon and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Place salmon on foil and drizzle remaining marinade over top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until salmon flake easily with a fork and is cooked through.
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