This Asian Baked Salmon Recipe is tender, flavorful, and only takes 15 minutes to cook. Asian Baked Salmon is the perfect weeknight meal to feel great about.
- 2 1/2 pounds whole salmon fillet, with skin on bottom
For the Marinade
- 4 TB Asian rice vinegar
- 4 TB regular strength soy sauce
- 2 TB pure honey
- 2 TB Asian sesame oil
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 TB freshly grated ginger
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 stalks green onions, thinly sliced
- Prep ahead: In a bowl, use a hand whisk to mix together the Asian rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, Asian sesame oil, garlic, ginger, black pepper, and green onions. This can be done up to a day ahead and kept chilled until ready to use.
- Use paper towels to thoroughly dry salmon fillet on all sides, removing as much excess moisture as you possibly can. Place salmon in a large glass baking dish. Very slowly, pour marinade over the salmon, ensuring salmon is thoroughly coated. Cover and chill overnight (at minimum, marinate for several hours.)
- Remove salmon from fridge and let rest at room temp while oven preheats to 350F, with rack on middle position. Transfer salmon to a large rimmed baking sheet. Salmon should be skin-side down. Evenly distribute marinade over salmon. Bake 10 minutes (if your salmon is extra thick, or very cold, you may bake an additional 3-5 minutes.)
- Remove the salmon from oven, move rack to upper position, and place salmon back on rack. Broil on high for about 5 minutes, watching carefully so salmon doesn’t burn. It should reach a nicely browned color on top. Remove salmon from heat, let rest a few minutes at room temperature, and serve warm.
If you can’t find salmon with skin on, you can use a skinless salmon fillet. if skinless, bake on either parchment paper or foil lined sheet pan to prevent sticking.
The longer the marinade time, the more flavorful your salmon will be.
Note that as the salmon rests after removing from oven, it will continue to cook a bit. Salmon is most tender when it’s just barley cooked through, so take care not to overcook it.
- Category: seafood, fish, dinner, main dish
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: Asian American
Keywords: Oven Baked Salmon, Baked Salmon, Broiled Salmon, Ginger Soy Salmon, Asian Salmon