08.31.21

Honey-Ginger Baked Salmon

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 people
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5 from 11 votes

Ingredients

  • 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

For Serving:

  • Thinly sliced scallions green parts only
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  • 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.

25 Comments

  • Reply
    Melinda
    February 25, 2022 at 4:00 am

    5 stars
    Great one! Adding some spice for the next round. Can’t wait to dive into the 2nd book!

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    Leslie
    February 25, 2022 at 3:13 am

    5 stars
    Amazing!
    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!

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    Chelsea
    February 6, 2022 at 2:06 am

    5 stars
    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.

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    Caitlin
    January 6, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    5 stars
    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!

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    Megan Mann
    January 1, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    5 stars
    So good! On my regular weeknight rotation.

  • Reply
    Lauren
    December 20, 2021 at 1:56 am

    5 stars
    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!

  • Reply
    Desiree
    October 5, 2021 at 1:52 am

    5 stars
    Soooo delicious!! This recipe turned my husband into a salmon lover. Must try!

  • Reply
    Kara
    September 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?

    • Reply
      Alex
      September 28, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      yees for sure! will be even better!

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        Jazzmin
        March 28, 2022 at 11:00 pm

        5 stars
        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)

    • Reply
      Mickey
      October 10, 2022 at 9:48 pm

      Trying this tonight with roasted green beans and cauliflower rice! The smell is literally making my mouth water!

  • Reply
    Alexandra
    September 20, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Can you try this with chicken breasts as well?

    • Reply
      Alex
      September 21, 2021 at 1:19 am

      Sure! The cook time would need to be adjusted for chicken.

  • Reply
    Sarah B
    September 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!

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    September 10, 2021 at 12:33 am

    5 stars
    Amazing flavor! And even better that it comes together so quickly. Will definitely be a staple for weeknight dinners

    • Reply
      Lindsey
      March 13, 2022 at 11:08 pm

      Would you want to use salmon that has the skin on or off?

      • Reply
        Alex
        March 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!

  • Reply
    E
    September 8, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Amazing! Super easy and delicious!

  • Reply
    Sonya
    September 6, 2021 at 4:03 am

    5 stars
    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!

  • Reply
    Lauren
    September 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?

    • Reply
      Alex
      September 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      Hi!! yes you can definitely do that– the cook time would be closer to 10-12 minutes total!

  • Reply
    Kelsey
    September 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 🙂

    • Reply
      Lauren
      September 7, 2021 at 11:31 pm

      5 stars
      Thank you!! Made it tonight and we all loved it, even my picky toddler!

  • Reply
    Kim
    August 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    What is the material of your oven roaster please?

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