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
5 from 4 votes


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Reply
    October 5, 2021 at 1:52 am

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

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    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?

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      September 28, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      yees for sure! will be even better!

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    September 20, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Can you try this with chicken breasts as well?

    • Reply
      September 21, 2021 at 1:19 am

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

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    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!

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    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

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    September 8, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Amazing! Super easy and delicious!

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    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!

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    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?

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      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!

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    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 🙂

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      September 7, 2021 at 11:31 pm

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

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    August 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    What is the material of your oven roaster please?

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