Sesame Ginger Salmon

This recipe is one of our favorites for an easy, weeknight dinner option. “Bowls” are a great way to mix and match what we have in the kitchen to form a complete dinner. The centerpiece of this bowl is the salmon – it is salty, spicy, and exploding with fresh Asian flavors. Marinating the salmon is key to getting great results- it really needs at least 30 minutes, ideally one hour, in the refrigerator to absorb all of those flavors. You can serve it bowl style as we have in the photo below or with rice and sautéed veggies for a balanced dinner.

Sesame Ginger Salmon

  • Servings: 2
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An easy, excellent marinated salmon recipe with an Asian twist. We love to serve this as a bowl with rice, salad mix, edamame, and cucumbers. If you are serving it with salad, remove a couple of tablespoons of the marinade before the salmon goes into the bag to use for dressing.


  • 1 lb salmon, cut into two pieces
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs sriracha
  • 1 tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
  • chopped scallions, for garnish


  1. Prepare the marinade. Combine the marinade ingredients (soy sauce through garlic) in a large ziplock bag. Close the bag and shake everything well to combine. Put the salmon in the bag, skin side up, and marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  2. After the salmon has marinated, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lay the salmon skin side down on a cookie sheet that is covered with foil. Cook the salmon for 12-15 minutes depending on how you like your salmon cooked. Serve with rice, sautéed vegetables, or any of your other favorite accompaniments.

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