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This Soy Ginger Salmon is an easy dinner recipe that comes together in well under 30 minutes for a delicious weeknight meal!
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Today’s recipe for Soy Ginger Salmon has been one of our favorite recipes for years. Even though salmon isn’t always a budget friendly meal, it cooks up super-fast making it an ideal protein for busy weeknights.
In fact, I have quite a few salmon recipes already here on Kitchen Concoctions, with this Everything But The Bagel Salmon, Oven Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce and today’s Soy Ginger Salmon recipe on constant rotation in our house.
What I like about this Soy Ginger Salmon recipe is the sweet, flavorful glaze that coats the top of the salmon and the fact that this recipe (sides included!) can be made in under 30 minutes.
Not only that, kids will gobble up this delicious salmon recipe, which is HUGE for a tired and exhausted mama!
Salmon Cooking Tips:
Ingredients in soy ginger sauce for salmon:
- Garlic powder – Freshly grated garlic could be substituted for the garlic powder used in this recipe. Simply omit the garlic powder in the rub and use 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic in the soy ginger sauce.
- Lemon pepper seasoning – This is my preferred brand.
- Brown sugar – Light or dark brown sugar will work in this recipe.
- Fresh ginger – I always keep pieces of fresh ginger root in my freezer and pull out what I need for cooking (no need to thaw, just peel and grate using a fine grater). But you can also use 1 tablespoon pre-minced ginger (found in bottles in the produce department) or substitute 1 teaspoon dried ginger in this recipe.
- Low sodium soy sauce
- Orange juice – Freshly squeezed or bottled orange juice will work in this recipe.
- Olive oil – Canola oil or grapeseed oil could be substituted for the olive oil.
What goes well with salmon?
How do you know when salmon is finished?
Salmon is cooked through when the salmon easily flakes with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 145-degrees Fahrenheit.
Can salmon be cooked from frozen?
While I think any meat or fish cooks the most evenly and yields the best texture and flavor when completely thawed in the refrigerator, salmon can be cooked from frozen.
To cook salmon from frozen, place 2-3 (6-ounce) frozen salmon fillets skin side down in an 8-inch square baking dish. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 425-degree Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes, or until you can pierce salmon easily with a knife.
Remove foil and continue cooking salmon as directed in recipe below, until salmon is cooked through to 145-degrees Fahrenheit.
If you like this Soy Ginger Salmon, then you’ll love these other salmon recipes:
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Tea Poached Salmon, Peach and Arugula Salad
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Pan Seared Salmon with Garlic Butter Sauce
- Cooking spray, as needed
- 1-pound salmon fillets (approximately 4 fillets)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
- 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning, divided
- 5 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
- 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, grated
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon corn oil
- ½ tablespoon sesame seeds, optional
- Preheat oven broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the salmon fillets on top of the prepared pan.
- In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Rub the seasoning into the salmon.
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together the remaining 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, grated ginger, soy sauce, orange juice and corn oil. Let the mixture simmer until the sugar has dissolved and a thick glaze has formed, about 3-4 minutes.
- Using a silicone baking brush, brush a generous amount of the glaze over the top of each salmon fillet. Place salmon under the broiler and broil for 4 minutes.
- Remove salmon from oven and brush again with a generous amount of the glaze. Place the salmon under the broiler for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
- Let salmon rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, if desired.