Baked in tin foil, this baked asian salmon for two is a breeze to make, clean up and is packed with flavor. It will have you wanting salmon every night of the week!!!
Are you ready for it?!
I never really liked salmon… until I toyed with this baked asian salmon for two recipe!!! And now, because of this recipe, I could eat salmon made this way every day of the week.
Why? I believe it hides that slightly fishy taste without compromising the salmon flavor. Yet it has such a flavor explosion thanks to the mix of asian ingredients that it makes you want so much more than one serving.
It’s so good (yes, I am tapping myself on the back as I write this) that my boyfriend said it was the second best meal we ever made while living together – second to grilled filet mignon. Of course, a good piece of grilled beef is always hard to beat, but seeing that when he said this it was only my second time making salmon, I was quite proud of myself.
Besides converting me to the awesomeness of salmon, which is now more of a regular occurrence at meal time. This baked asian salmon for two is also weeknight worthy, it can be made in less than 30 minutes, tastes great, it’s really easy to clean up (sometimes you don’t even need to wash the baking sheet!) and once you have the ingredients you can also use the sauce for chicken, vegetables, and the combination of the two: stir fries!
I love this baked asian salmon for two served with steamed bok choy, I usually take the bok choy apart and steam it in the microwave by placing it on a microwave-safe plate, covering it with a damp paper towel and microwaving it on high for 2 to 3 minutes. Likewise, I also serve it with rice (white or brown) to soak up any sauce that comes off the salmon – SO. GOOD.
If you’re making brown rice, it usually takes more than 30 minutes over the stove, so I like making it in my fast slow pro, following the instructions for pressure cooker brown rice test 4 by Amy and Jackie from Pressure Cook Recipes.
Some tools that will make baking asian salmon for two easier:
Quarter baking sheet – I absolutely love Nordic Ware’s baking sheets, I have two of each size that comes in this three-piece set.
A liquid measuring cup – I have this three-piece pyrex set, I use the 1 cup version to mix up the sauce for this recipe. Having all three sizes are great for cooking and baking!
Hope you enjoy!
- 2 6oz. fillets of salmon
- Toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onion for serving
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce (gluten-free if needed)
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 tbsp. neutral oil
- 1 tsp. rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp. oyster sauce (gluten-free if needed)
- 1 tbsp. water
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ tbsp. fresh grated ginger
- Heat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with tin foil and place the salmon filets on top.
- Mix together the sauce ingredients and pour over salmon, cover with tin foil.
- Bake until the salmon is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 145F, about 18 to 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven, sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions and serve.
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