Asian-Style Baked Salmon

Asian-Style Baked Salmon is easy and delicious, and it only requires four ingredients.

salmon marinating

My family is fond of Ina Garten’s Asian Grilled Salmon, so I decided to adapt it for the cold weather we’ve been having and bake it instead. I don’t know about you, but there’s no way I’m standing outside in 20-degree weather to man the grill.

And salmon, of course.

wild alaskan sockeye salmon

Good quality salmon ain’t cheap, that’s for sure. I always buy wild salmon (it contains less mercury and other contaminants, and it’s more nutrient dense.) We particularly like sockeye.

You just lay it out on a baking sheet. (I lined mine with aluminum foil. I try not to use aluminum foil very often because I am concerned about the links to Alzheimer’s, but in this case I figured that we don’t eat the skin anyway, and I knew I wouldn’t want to have to clean that pan.)

And mix the marinade ingredients together.

asian salmon marinade

Then drizzle half the marinade on the salmon pieces and let them rest for 10-15 minutes while all that juicy goodness soaks in. Meanwhile heat your oven to 425 degrees. When it’s ready, bake the salmon for 10-15 minutes, or until it flakes with a fork.

See what I mean about cleaning that pan!??

baked asian salmon

Take it out and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving with the remaining marinade on the side for dipping.

I like to serve it with rice and roasted broccoli.

Asian-Style Baked Salmon

Baked Asian-Style Salmon
Recipe Type: Seafood, Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Jo-Lynne Shane
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Serves: 6
This oven-baked Asian salmon recipe is as delicious as it is nutritious! (Adapted from Ina Garten’s Asian Grilled Salmon)
  • 2 pounds wild salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place salmon filets on a baking sheet, cut into 4-oz portions.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour half of the marinade over the salmon. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Bake salmon in 425-degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork at the thickest part.
  5. Serve with rice and a veggie.