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Salmon topped with sesame seeds on top of rice in a bowl with asparagus.
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5 from 6 votes

Orange Sesame Ginger Glazed Salmon

A slightly sweet and super flavorful glaze creates this irresistible, Asian-inspired dish. Orange Sesame Ginger Glazed Salmon is delicious served over rice with vegetables for a wholesome, family-friendly meal.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 328kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ( 6 ounce) salmon fillets (if frozen, completely thaw the fillets in refrigerator overnight)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root I use a citrus zester
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 3 or 4 green onions thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Place completely thawed (if frozen) salmon filets on prepared baking sheet, skin side down (if they have skin). Season lightly with salt.
  • Combine orange marmalade, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger root, minced garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Spoon half the mixture over the salmon and place baking sheet in the preheated oven. Cook for 10 minutes. Coat with remaining sauce and continue baking for an additional 5 to 7 minutes or till cooked through. Fish should flake easily with a fork.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve over rice with vegetables of choice.
  • Try it with Coconut Rice with Cilantro and Lime - delicious!

Notes

If you have large fillets or are cooking more than four, I suggest doubling the amount of sauce to be sure you'll have enough.

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 872mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.8mg