asian salmon

Asian Baked Salmon

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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!)


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 Potato starch

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!

Asian Style Oven Baked Salmon
Giant Slab of Salmon

Cut in half:
Asian Style Oven Baked Salmon
Cut in half now!


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

Asian Sauce

2.  Place salmon on a baking dish.
3.  Brush butter/olive oil on one side of the salmon, flip it over.
4.  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.
Asian Style Oven Baked Salmon
Mixture on Salmon

5.  Pop it in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
6.  Take the salmon out and reapply that soy sauce mixture on it again.
7.  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.
8.  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 Style Oven Baked Salmon
Out of the oven

Asian Style Oven Baked Salmon
Dinner is served!



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