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Baked Asian Salmon Recipe

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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!)

Paleo / Gluten Free / Whole30 version

If you’re looking to make this paleo, gluten free and whole30, I have some ingredient substitutes for you! Instead of soy sauce, use coconut aminos.

Instead of rice vinegar, you can actually use lemon juice or other type of white vinegar will work also.

As for cornstarch, this can be substituted with potato starch or tapioca starch.

How to make Baked Asian Salmon

Ingredients

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

  • 2 lb Salmon
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch

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!

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Asian Baked Salmon

Asian Baked Salmon

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Salmon
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch

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: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g

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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