This Asian inspired salmon recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious. It can be baked or grilled, and works perfectly for both family dinners or entertaining.
Asian Inspired Salmon
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- 2 pounds salmon fillet
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper optional
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
How to Put It Together
- In the mixing bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except the salmon.
- Lay the salmon fillet(s) out in the glass baking dish. If it has skin on it, the skin side should be down.
- Make several shallow cuts across the top of the salmon.
- Pour the lemon juice mixture over the top of the salmon.
- Turn the salmon over so that both sides are coated with the marinade. If the salmon has skin on it, the skin side should be facing up.
- Cover the dish with foil or saran wrap.
- Let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Heat the oven to 375°F.
- When the salmon is finished marinating, transfer it to the cookie sheet (discard the marinade). I usually cover the cookie sheet with a layer of foil to make clean up easier.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the fish is flaky and cooked all the way through. If you prefer, you can also grill it over low heat for the same amount of time.
Serve and enjoy!
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This post was originally published on January 7, 2016 but was updated with new content on April 20, 2022.