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Asian Baked Salmon (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30 Options)

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We had a family reunion here a couple weeks back which was awesome because in my family, it’s all about eating.  So we ate SO MUCH yummy food at restaurants and also at home.  Lucky for me, some of the best chefs I know are people in my family!  I learned this one from my Uncle Chang which was super easy and tasty – Asian Baked Salmon.  (Unfortunately, my pictures don’t do it any justice!)

Ingredients

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

  • 2 lb Salmon
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce (Coconut Amino if paleo)
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar (Lemon or lime juice if strict paleo)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 2 tsp Corn Starch (or Potato starch if you’re on a paleo diet)

By the way… Check out this amazingly huge salmon we got at Costco.  It was like 3-4 lbs… which was actually way too big, so we ended up cutting it in half.  We also didn’t have any baking pans that were big enough for this task so we used two pizza baking pans to do this job!


Cut in half:

Asian Style Oven Baked Salmon
Cut in half now!

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Mix scallion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, cornstarch (or potato starch), rice vinegar, sesame oil in a bowl.  

Place salmon on a baking dish.

Brush butter/olive oil on one side of the salmon, flip it over.

Brush on the soy sauce mixture on to the Salmon on the side with no olive oil.  Not all of it though because we are going to reapply later.

Pop it in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Take the salmon out and reapply that soy sauce mixture on it again.

Bake for another 5 minutes.  Depending on how you like your Salmon you can start checking how well done it is now.  If you like it more well done you can wait another 5 minutes (making it 20 in total).  Obviously, the sooner you take it out the less dry it will be.

Take out and enjoy!

Sorry I didn’t take it out of the pan and put it in a fancy dish!  We were all too hungry by this point, so we served it right off the baking dish!

Asian Baked Salmon

Asian Baked Salmon

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Salmon
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce (Coconut Amino if paleo)
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar (Lemon or lime juice if strict paleo)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 2 tsp Corn starch or Potato starch

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°F.1.  Mix scallion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, cornstarch (or potato starch), rice vinegar, sesame oil in a bowl.

Place salmon on a baking dish.

Brush butter/olive oil on one side of the salmon, flip it over.

Brush on the soy sauce mixture on to the Salmon on the side with no olive oil.  Not all of it though because we are going to reapply later.

Pop it in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Take the salmon out and reapply that soy sauce mixture on it again.

Bake for another 5 minutes.  Depending on how you like your Salmon you can start checking how well done it is now.  If you like it more well done you can wait another 5 minutes (making it 20 in total).  Obviously, the sooner you take it out the less dry it will be.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 114mg Sodium: 465mg Carbohydrates: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 41g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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