Baked Salmon with Soy Sauce Glaze
Soy Glazed Salmon is an easy oven baked salmon recipe you can make at home. It takes just 10 minutes active time and 20 minutes in the oven and dinner is done.
The glazed salmon is seasoned with an Asian soy-sauce mixture. It’s savory, sweet and mildly heaty. It’s delicious!
Ingredients for the Soy Glaze
The main ingredients are pantry items and accessible in regular supermarkets or food stores. You can get them at the International aisle or ethnic food section of your store:
What to Buy? Wild Salmon or Farmed Salmon?
As I live in California, the salmon we have is Pacific salmon. Most Pacific salmon is wild, but some are farmed.
There is also Atlantic salmon, unfortunately, it’s an endangered specie and there is no more left commercially. All Atlantic salmons are now farmed.
If you can find wild caught Pacific salmon, definitely buy those.
Which Cut of Salmon to Buy?
If you have access to a fish market, you might be able to buy a whole salmon, but it’s probably too big for daily consumption.
When it comes to buying salmon at a grocery store, there are a few common cuts to choose from:
- Salmon fillet, which is flat and not as thick. This is the cut I recommend for this Soy Glazed Salmon recipe.
- Salmon steak – this is a thick, cross-section cut around the fish. It looks like a piece of fish steak.
- Supreme cut – this is a slice of salmon filet, which is usually rectangle in shape. There is no bone in the fillet. You can also use this cut for this Soy Glazed Salmon recipe.
Serve Soy Glazed Salmon with:
For a wholesome dinner, make the following dishes.
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Soy-Glazed Salmon Recipe
Preheat oven to 375F. Rinse the salmon with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Cut the salmon into two pieces if they are too big. Transfer the salmon fillets (skin side down) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and red pepper flakes together. Stir to mix well.
Brush the soy sauce mixture on the surface of the salmon fillets.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through. Top the salmon with white sesame and parsley, serve immediately.