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Caramelized garlic ginger salmon filet on white rice with a side of crunchy sesame cucumber salad, on a wide ceramic plate, with a fork digging into the salmon to show the tender interior.

30-Minute Garlic Ginger Glazed Salmon

  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This 30-minute garlic ginger glazed salmon is the new easy salmon recipe you need in your weekly meal rotation! It comes together quickly (no marinade time!) and is made with just a handful of pantry staples. The recipe makes two servings but can easily be doubled to serve four. Gluten free, soy free, and naturally sweetened with a bit of honey!


  • 3/4 pound center cut piece of salmon
  • A few pinches of kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos or gluten free tamari
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated or finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions, white and light green parts cut into 1 inch pieces

To garnish

  • Extra sesame seeds
  • Thinly sliced green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Prep salmon. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels and season lightly with kosher salt. Line a small baking dish or oven safe skillet with parchment paper for easy clean up, and place salmon filet on top of the parchment. Set aside.
  3. Whisk sauce together. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, rice vinegar, honey, hot sauce (if using), sesame oil, grated garlic, grated ginger, and sesame seeds until well combined. Add the cut green onions and stir once more.
  4. Bake salmon. Pour the sauce over the salmon. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes, stopping about halfway through to spoon the glaze over the top. Remove from the oven and increase the heat to 450 degrees F. Spoon the glaze over the salmon once more and return to the oven for another 3-5 minutes, until cooked through and starting to caramelize.
  5. Serve and enjoy! Garnish with some additional sesame seeds and thinly sliced onions if desired. Serve and enjoy!



The recipe uses 3/4 pounds of salmon – enough for 2 servings. If you want to increase the amount of salmon, the same amount of sauce can be used for up to 1 pound to serve 3 or maybe even 4 people. To serve 4-5 people with 1 1/2 pounds of salmon, I suggest doubling the entire recipe – salmon and sauce both.

If doubling the recipe and using one large filet of salmon, you will need to increase the baking time to 20-25 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: salmon, sesame, garlic, ginger, oven baked, dinner, healthy dinner