Here is a simple salmon recipe that is perfect to whip up and throw into the oven on a busy weeknight: Honey-Ginger Baked Salmon.
Beautiful, center-cut salmon is drizzled with an Asian-inspired honey-ginger sauce and baked until it is cooked through and flakey. I love serving this with this green bean stir fry and steamed white rice for a complete meal; however, it really pairs nicely with most veggies and salads!
Honey-Ginger Baked Salmon
Serves: 4 peoplePrint
- 1.5 pounds center-cut salmon
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 4 scallions thinly sliced, white parts only
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp white pepper
- Thinly sliced scallions green parts only
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and place the salmon in an oven safe baking dish (I use a 2 ½ quart oval roaster).
- In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, sesame seeds and sesame oil until well combined.
- Pour the sauce over the salmon. Sprinkle the top with scallions, the salt, and pepper.
- Transfer to the oven and bake the salmon for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, carefully baste the salmon (spoon the sauce over the top of the salmon). Continue cooking until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, 8 to 10 more minutes.
- Remove the salmon from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, spoon the sauce again over the top of the salmon and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and scallions, if desired.
- Serve and enjoy.
claireFebruary 22, 2023 at 8:18 pm
Another delicious defined dish dinner! I loved the flavor of the marinade, but that it wasn’t too strong and I could still taste the fish. Will definitely make again.
CathyDecember 21, 2022 at 3:38 am
Really yummy! Kids loved it too!
MelindaFebruary 25, 2022 at 4:00 am
Great one! Adding some spice for the next round. Can’t wait to dive into the 2nd book!
LeslieFebruary 25, 2022 at 3:13 am
Loved, this recipe! Quick and easy! I made is with the Costco frozen Salmon and baked for 15 mins and it was perfect! My sauce got thick and sticky and was afraid it was going to burn because I used a cast iron pan, but it didn’t. I just watched is closely. Highly recommend and wouldn’t change a thing!
ChelseaFebruary 6, 2022 at 2:06 am
Made this for dinner tonight with cauli rice stir fry. Damn it was good. I used salmon filets and they took about 15 minutes. Super easy and restaurant quality dish.
CaitlinJanuary 6, 2022 at 5:39 pm
I made this last night for dinner and both my husband and son, yet again, LOVED your recipe! Definitely plan to make this consistently because it’s a great way to eat salmon and has so much flavor!
Megan MannJanuary 1, 2022 at 11:57 pm
So good! On my regular weeknight rotation.
LaurenDecember 20, 2021 at 1:56 am
Alex, thank you! This recipe was amazing. We’ve cooked salmon many ways in the past, and this recipe beats them all. This is by far my favorite!
DesireeOctober 5, 2021 at 1:52 am
Soooo delicious!! This recipe turned my husband into a salmon lover. Must try!
KaraSeptember 27, 2021 at 7:13 pm
Is this something you could put the sauce on and marinate earlier in the day and cook for dinner?
AlexSeptember 28, 2021 at 3:24 pm
yees for sure! will be even better!
JazzminMarch 28, 2022 at 11:00 pm
Absolutely delicious! My 4 and 2 year old devoured it and even had seconds. This dish goes perfect alongside some rice and garlic asparagus! Thanks so much for this recipe! Will definitely be making again (probably weekly)
MickeyOctober 10, 2022 at 9:48 pm
Trying this tonight with roasted green beans and cauliflower rice! The smell is literally making my mouth water!
AlexandraSeptember 20, 2021 at 11:24 pm
Can you try this with chicken breasts as well?
AlexSeptember 21, 2021 at 1:19 am
Sure! The cook time would need to be adjusted for chicken.
Sarah BSeptember 12, 2021 at 11:49 pm
Another favorite from Defined Dish! Super simple weeknight dinner on the table in about 20 minutes. I served with some roasted broccoli, so yummy!
LindsaySeptember 10, 2021 at 12:33 am
Amazing flavor! And even better that it comes together so quickly. Will definitely be a staple for weeknight dinners
LindseyMarch 13, 2022 at 11:08 pm
Would you want to use salmon that has the skin on or off?
AlexMarch 14, 2022 at 10:01 pm
You can do either!! I wouldn’t eat it with this recipe personally if I left it on, and just flake the salmon off (since it’s cooking in the sauce it’s a soggy skin, and not crispy). But you can also ask your fishmonger to remove the skin!
ESeptember 8, 2021 at 9:31 pm
Amazing! Super easy and delicious!
SonyaSeptember 6, 2021 at 4:03 am
This recipe was a hit with the whole family and so easy to make! This will be a regular on my weeknight dinner rotation from now on thanks!
LaurenSeptember 4, 2021 at 1:12 pm
I am eager to try this recipe but have frozen fillets from Costco. Would the cooking time differ for 3-4 individual fillets?
AlexSeptember 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm
Hi!! yes you can definitely do that– the cook time would be closer to 10-12 minutes total!
KelseySeptember 3, 2021 at 1:05 pm
This salmon was bangin! I omitted the salt and still found it had plenty of saltiness from the marinade. Don’t skip the white pepper 🙂
LaurenSeptember 7, 2021 at 11:31 pm
Thank you!! Made it tonight and we all loved it, even my picky toddler!
KimAugust 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm
What is the material of your oven roaster please?
AlexSeptember 8, 2021 at 2:34 pm
Hi! It’s this one!