This recipe really came as a weeknight dinner when I had salmon and too many green onions to count. I was trying to figure out how I could use both, and it hit me – a simple, but impactful Asian-inspired recipe that takes 5 mins to prep. Say hello to your new favourite weekday dinner: Soy-Sesame Glazed Salmon.
1 salmon fillet (here I used Atlantic Salmon, but really any salmon will do)
1/4 dark soy sauce
2 tbs sesame oil
1 tbs garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger, minced
1 tbs sesame seeds
1/4 cup green onions (scallions), sliced
Preheat the oven to 325F. Cover a baking sheet with a piece of tinfoil (this will prevent the salmon sticking to the baking sheet and make cleaning up a breeze!). Place the fillet of salmon on the baking sheet. If the tail is significantly thinner than the main part of the fillet, tuck it under. The goal is to make the thickness of the fillet as consistent as possible to ensure it cooks evenly.
Meanwhile, place the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger in a small mixing bowl. Thoroughly combine and pour evenly over the salmon. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and half of the green onions.
Place the salmon in the oven for 15-20 mins or until the salmon reaches 120-125F. Salmon, and fish in general, is very easy to overcook, so I suggest using a thermometer to test it’s doneness. This will prevent you from ending up with a dry fish. If you don’t have a thermometer, test to see if the meat flakes. Once the center of the fish flakes easily, it is done.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining green onions. Serve immediately.