Asian-Glazed Salmon Recipe

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I’ve tried countless salmon recipes and this one is my favorite, without a doubt. You may have seen my sneak-peak post on Instagram last week, and I am excited to share this easy, healthy Asian-Glazed Salmon recipe with you today!

Easy, Healthy Asian Glazed Salmon Recipe l

I always have the ingredients for this recipe in my fridge, which is another reason why I love this dish so much. From start to finish, this Asian-Glazed Salmon takes no more than 30 minutes – a weeknight win in my book!

Easy, Healthy Asian Glazed Salmon Recipe l

Pair this this salmon with a side of broccoli, green beans, or sautéed spinach. You can also create your own grain bowl and serve it on top of brown rice.

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Asian-Glazed Salmon Recipe
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Serves: 2
  • ⅛ cup +2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos (soy and gluten-free)
  • ⅛ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar (refined sugar free)
  • 1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • ½ Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
  1. Place the soy sauce, sugar, hoisin sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic in a medium small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the sauce forms a glaze. Stir the mixture regularly to ensure that it doesn't burn. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Place the salmon fillets, skin side down, on a broiler pan or a wire baking rack (on top of a baking sheet), coated with cooking spray. Baste the salmon with some of the glaze and let it sit for 15 minutes. Brush a bit more glaze on each salmon fillet and sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).
  4. Place in the oven to bake for 6-8 minutes. Then, turn the oven to the BROIL setting and broil the salmon on the top rack until cooked through, about 2 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with more glaze (if desired). Allow to cool for 2 minutes and serve.


  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    July 14, 2015 - 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Dang girl, that’s one perfect piece of salmon <3 Always good!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      July 14, 2015 - 3:32 pm | Permalink

      Hah! Thanks!! It TASTES perfect, too!

  • rachel @ athletic avocado
    July 15, 2015 - 4:06 am | Permalink

    This is absolute perfection, salmon is my fav thing ever!!!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      July 15, 2015 - 7:06 am | Permalink

      Rachel, then you HAVE to try this recipe!

  • felicia@ingredient1
    July 21, 2015 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    So many Asian salmon recipes use teriyaki sauce, but love how this one is using hoisin instead. Great addition of fresh ginger too!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      July 21, 2015 - 3:02 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Felicia! Yes, I definitely tried to change it up 🙂

  • Susan
    March 30, 2016 - 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Served the Asian glazed salmon today for lunch to my girlfriends. They absolutely loved it! Wonderful recipe! Big hit! Thank you!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      March 30, 2016 - 5:44 pm | Permalink

      Yay! I am thrilled that they all loved it! Thank you for commenting and letting me know, Susan 🙂

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