Quick and easy to make and packed full of Asian flavours, this Soy, Sesame and Ginger Salmon makes a delicious weeknight dinner or simple lunch. If you like soy sauce, sesame, chilli, ginger, lime and fish, you are going to love this recipe!
Quick and easy Asian-style salmon
I love Asian flavours and I love salmon, so combining the two in this Soy, Sesame and Ginger Salmon recipe was a no brainer for me – the result is just as good as it sounds! And it really is a very simple dish to cook too…
First you make a simple marinade of soy sauce, sesame oil, chilli flakes, fresh ginger and lime juice. Then you place quartered salmon fillets in the marinade and leave to marinate for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over a high heat. When the salmon has finished marinating, fry the fish for 2-3 minutes on each side. Next, turn the heat down and throw in the remaining marinade, bubble until it thickens slightly, then serve garnished with sesame seeds and fresh chilli. Delicious hot or cold!
What to serve with Soy, Sesame and Ginger Salmon?
I like to serve this Soy, Sesame and Ginger Salmon recipe with plain rice and steamed green vegetables, such as pak choi, tenderstem broccoli and/or green beans. You could also serve this easy salmon dish with noodles, egg fried rice or a simple vegetable stir fry. Alternatively, serve this recipe as part of a larger spread of Asian-style dishes.
What to drink with Soy, Sesame and Ginger Salmon?
This type of Asian-style salmon goes really well with a dry or off dry Riesling, from somewhere like Alsace, Germany or Australia. It also works well with Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Austrian Grüner Veltliner. If you are a sherry fan, this works well with Fino or Manzanilla Sherry. And if you want to stick with the Asian theme, then serve Sake!
This dish works best with white wines, but a light, fruity Pinot Noir could work at a push – go for one from somewhere like California, New Zealand or Chile.
Can you reheat leftover Soy, Sesame and Ginger Salmon?
You can, but I wouldn’t recommend it as you risk overcooking the salmon. However, this Soy, Sesame and Ginger Salmon dish also tastes wonderful cold, so if you do have any leftovers, I recommend you serve them cold. (It makes a great packed lunch!) The salmon will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Can you freeze Soy, Sesame and Ginger Salmon?
Yes you can. Simply place in an airtight container in the freezer, where it will keep for up to 1 month.
As I mentioned above, I don’t recommend reheating this dish, so if you decide to freeze this recipe, I recommend you serve it cold, after you have defrosted it.
If you like this recipe…
…you might also like:
Soy, Sesame and Ginger Salmon
- 6 tablespoons soy sauce
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (or 1 red chilli, diced)
- 2 cm ginger peeled and chopped into thin slices
- 4 salmon fillets (approx. 130g / 4½oz each)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable, sunflower or wok oil
- Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
- Sliced red chilli for garnish (optional)
- Tenderstem broccoli, pak choi and/or green beans
- Jasmine, basmati or brown rice
- 1 lime cut into quarters (optional)
- Mix together the soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, chilli flakes and ginger in a bowl to make a simple marinade.
- Cut each salmon fillet into 4 equal chunks and place into the marinade. Turn the salmon pieces over a few times to coat them in the marinade and set aside for 5 minutes.
- Place the oil into a large frying pan or wok and heat over a medium-high heat for 1 minute. Place the salmon, skin-side-down, into the hot pan, reserving the marinade for later. (Take care not to get splashed with hot oil!)
- Cook the salmon for 2-3 minutes on each side (top and bottom sides, not all the sides!) and then turn the heat down to medium-low and tip in the leftover marinade. Cook for a further 2 minutes until the marinade has thickened slightly.
- Sprinkle the salmon with a few sesame seeds and some sliced chilli. Serve with rice and steamed green vegetables. I like to put the soy sauce, sesame oil and a few lime quarters on the table for everyone to help themselves to extra.
- Suitable for freezing.
- Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
Pin Soy, Sesame and Ginger Salmon for later
FREE 4 Week Easy Dinners Meal Plan
Have you got your hands on a copy of my meal plan yet? If not CLICK here to download a copy of my FREE 4 Week Easy Dinners Meal Plan today!
Don’t want to miss a thing?
I am linking this up to Cook Blog Share.