Oven Baked Sesame Salmon – This simple weeknight meal is healthy but delicious and can be on the table in as little as 30 minutes!
I’ve been making variations of today’s recipe for almost a decade. I’m not sure why I haven’t posted it on Simple Seasonal before now… While I busily develop new and creative recipe for my blog, I sometimes forget to feature the oldies but goodies!
My recipe for Oven Baked Sesame Salmon is full of sweet, savory, Asian flavor. The prep is minimal, it doesn’t take long to cook, and it’s on the table in about 30 minutes! At the moment, it’s also one of the only ways I can get my kids to even try salmon… All that to say, this is one of my favorite weeknight go-to recipes!
What to Serve with Sesame Salmon
- Simple rice and steamed vegetables such as broccoli, snow peas, or green beans.
- Lo mein or fried rice. Try my recipe for Sesame Noodle Salad with Sugar Snap Peas.
- An Asian veggie sauté. Try my recipe for Ginger Miso Turnips and Sugar Snap Peas or my Asian Eggplant Stir Fry.
- A fresh Asian salad. Try my Chopped Plum Salad.
Photo Directions for Oven Baked Sesame Salmon
Sesame Salmon Rub
- 1/2 C packed light brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp ginger, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 (5 oz) salmon fillets
Sesame Salmon Glaze
- half of the reserved rub
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
Sesame Salmon Garnish
- 2 Tbsp green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 400º F.
- In a small bowl mix together all of the rub ingredients and evenly divide.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Evenly arrange the 4 salmon filets on the baking sheet. Coat the top of the filets with half of the rub.
- Place in the oven and bake at 400ºF for 15-20 minutes.
- While the salmon is cooking place the remainder of the rub ingredients and 1 Tbsp of water into a small saucepan. Stirring frequently, bring to a hard boil, then remove from the heat. This will melt the sugar and turn the mixture into a glaze. Stir in 1 tsp of sesame seeds and set aside.
- Once the salmon is done cooking, drizzle the glaze over the salmon. Garnish with green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.