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!
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!
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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- 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).
- 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.