A sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey does double-duty as marinade and sauce. Toasted sesame seeds provide a nutty and attractive accent. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and sautéed red peppers and zucchini slices.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2006
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk scallion, soy sauce, vinegar, honey and ginger in a medium bowl until the honey is dissolved. Place salmon in a sealable plastic bag, add 3 tablespoons of the sauce and refrigerate; let marinate for 15 minutes. Reserve the remaining sauce.

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  • Preheat broiler. Line a small baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  • Transfer the salmon to the pan, skinned-side down. (Discard the marinade.) Broil the salmon 4 to 6 inches from the heat source until cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with the reserved sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.

Tips

Tips: How to skin a salmon fillet: Place skin-side down. Starting at the tail end, slip a long knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.

To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add seeds and stir constantly, until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

160.1 calories; protein 23.2g 47% DV; carbohydrates 5.6g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 4.4g; fat 4.5g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 5% DV; cholesterol 53mg 18% DV; vitamin a iu 200.4IU 4% DV; vitamin c 2.1mg 4% DV; folate 15.8mcg 4% DV; calcium 55.1mg 6% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 38.2mg 14% DV; potassium 451.4mg 13% DV; sodium 323.5mg 13% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV; added sugar 4g.

Reviews (46)

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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2019
Although I hate fish of any sort I made this for a salmon lover and he did enjoy it. Substituted brown sugar for the honey shallots for the scallions and let it marinate for a half hour. Also after broiling for 6 mins. I moved the rack down decreased oven temp to 350 and BAKED for another five mins. Since I was using an entire salmon filet and did not cut it into portions the inside remained tender while the outside was crispy. Fish seemed to flake easily and clean up was minimal. Have no idea how it tasted but everyone seemed to enjoy it and there were no left-overs. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2019
Ok so I've tried this recipe years ago but I accidentally substituted the scallions with shallots. (Never bothered to correct it)Needless to say that this was the best salmon recipe ever. The taste was purely phenomenal. I now tend to make a little extra marinade and let the salmon sit a little longer. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2019
Delicious! Next time I think I will bake the salmon rather than broil it in the hopes that the tops don t burn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2019
Outstanding!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2017
I made this exactly as it states in the recipe and my husband said this was his favorite meal I've made to date! He loves it more than the meatloaf and salisbury steak he likes to have weekly. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2017
Impressed by this fast and easy way to prepare a delicious salmon main dish. Took a reader's suggestion and served it with EW's sugar snap peas with carrots and peppers and a side of brown rice with furikake seasoning. So good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2017
it was fast easy & i luved it! thanx Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2014
Classic Salmon staple I have made this recipe several times and it has become my go-to for cooking salmon. I tend to notice that the tops do get a bit charred while the inside needs more time so I usually transfer the tray to a lower rack for another two minute toward the end. Pros: Easy and delicious! Cons: not a long enough marinade time personally Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2013
My husband's a picky eater and isn't great about eating food that's good for him but he loved this and it's very easy to make. I'll definitely be serving this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2012
Best Salmon I've Ever Had! This recipe is easy and no kidding the best salmon I've ever tasted. Served with Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots and Peppers - an awesome meal. I can't wait to make it again! Pros: Great Flavor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2012
perfect weeknight meal I made the recipe almost as listed but did not have scallions or sesame seeds. The combo of the other ingredients was fabulous. I had a huge piece of salmon so I baked it at 375 for about 30 minutes. I was short on time so I put the salmon in the pan it would bake in then poured the sauce on top. It marinated on the counter for 10 minutes while the oven warmed up. I thought it had a great flavor - light but delicious. My kids and my husband all loved it. Pros: quick easy yummy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2011
Quick Simple Delicious! I absolutely loved this recipe! I followed the recipe as written and was very pleased with the outcome. I didn't need to add anything to the salmon after it was finished cooking. The marinade gave the salmon just enough flavor without taking over. So I was still able to taste the salmon's natural flavor which I liked. I broiled my salmon for exactly 8 minutes. So it wasn't as dark as the salmon in the picture but it had a nice texture. I served it with steamed broccoli and wild rice and the flavor mixed well with the two sides. I bookmarked the recipe because I will be making this again! Pros: minimal amount of prep work easy to double or triple for larger groups fast cook time! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This is a very good easy and delicious recipe. We found this some time ago in one of the issues of Eating Well and it has become one of our favorite salmon recipes that we enjoy often. The soy sauce honey and rice vinegar marinade is extremely good. Just watch toasting the sesame seeds they toast quickly but I would recommend not skipping this as they add the finishing touch that makes this an outstanding dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I have never been a fan of salmon but tried this recipe and now I'm hooked. It was delicious. I didn't have rice vinegar so I substituted Balsamic vinegar and it tasted great. I would strongly recommend this! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
There wasn't much that was very tasty or special about this recipe as the predominating flavour that my family and I tasted here was ginger. It just covered everything else up. Eric Toronto On Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Delicious. Great last minute recipe - fairly quick and I usually have the ingredients on hand. Jeanne Grosse Pointe Woods MI Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Great Recipe! Easy and quick!! Had great flavor!! Emily Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
We had this last night for dinner and it was perfect with the salmon. I grilled it and caramelized the fish and flavor came out great. Elise Rockville IN Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I'm a cook on a coast guard ship. I like it when I can come with recipes that are not on the military lists. I have been using the EatingWell recipes for about a year and no one has complained.....go figure. Gary Seattle WA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I love this recipe! I did add 1/2 tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar and served with steamed brussel sprouts dusted with ground ginger and salt/pepper and rice. I made extra dressing to put over the rice. Lily Boston MA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was fantastic every bite I took was amazing! Try it with a green veg. I did a simple asparagus and it was lovely! Samantha NH Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Watch the fish carefully if you are going to broil it for as long as the recipe recommends. I would bake it and then broil for a minute at the end to carmelize the top...otherwise the bits of ginger and scallions get fried. Other than the cooking instructions I thought this salmon was very good. The ginger makes it. Molly Portland OR Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This recipe is fantastic. I've tried many salmon recipes most of which had lots of added oil and sugar. None were just right. This one is. Anonymous Chapel Hill NC Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
My family and I hadn't had salmon in a long time so I was looking for a new and easy recipe when I found this. I made it and it was so good and easy! Everyone loved it too which was great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I made this last night and it was wonderful I sliced extra green onions and soaked them in the sauce and then roasted the fish at 425 for 15 minutes. Served it with sauteed snap peas and fresh corn. Eagan MN Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Loved this recipe! Easy to make and delicious! Anonymous Boston MA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was one of the best dishes I made this summer. My family loved it. Easy quick and tasty. Anonymous Roseville CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Quick and easy even for a man. I used my George Foreman grill instead of the oven. It was delicious as well as an attractive dish. Anonymous Houston TX Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was delicious. I just wish I'd made more sauce! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very easy delicious and healthy! What more could a girl ask for? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was delicious; I think the marinating is what makes it! Very flavorful and satisfying. I made the sauce for 4 servings but only had 2 salmon filets so there was extra to put over the fish at the end. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This receipt is AWESOME! my kids love it too (they are 5 and 8) and not to mention so EASY to make. We have had this twice a week for the last 3 weeks and no complaints yets.... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used ground ginger and marinated the salmon while I was at work for the day. The whole family liked it including my 9yr old. Shannon Milwaukee WI Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This turned out GREAT despite it being my first real encounter with fresh ginger I doubled the marinade so I would have more to put over the salmon when it was done cooking. Both kids LOVED it and they are 6 and 3 the 3yr old is usually very picky. I got 4 thumbs up for that one Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband couldn't stop complimenting me for TWO days after making this - it's now a staple on our menu. Absolutely delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very good! I sauteed some red peppers snow peas scallions and zuchini and then tossed with some angel hair and the rest of the marinade that I saved and it was really good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Fantastic dish! My very picky 14 year old so had seconds which automatically makes this recipe a family favorite! As a side I made a stir-fry with rice as a base and along with a quick side salad this recipe will be at the least a monthly standard. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Wow it is so good and tasty I am a real fish lover!!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe is SO easy. it took like 10 minutes to make the marinade. Then i turned on the broiler. then i sat down to look at more eatingwell.com recipes while the broiler heated up and the fish marinated. Then i put teh salmon in the foil covered pan and roasted it for exactly 9 minutes (my fish was on the thinner side). The time is only in the marinade!. (FYI i always use a bottle of soy-ginger mix because i cant stand grating ginger it goes to waste. its great for stir fries too). And my daughter ate it too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
this is our "go-to" recipe for salmon! we use a charcoal grill and cedar planks and it never fails us! serve with grilled asparagus and you'll be in food heaven! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Great recipe! 30 minutes was plenty of time to marinate the salmon. I used a handful of chopped candied ginger because it was that or ground ginger and I figured the extra sweetness would go well with the honey. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Excellent! I'm not a salmon lover at all and this was the best I ever had. However I did go a little unhealthy and drizzle a teaspoon of butter at the end of broiling. I was great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I've been making this for years!! I discovered it on accident trying to make some kind of homemade teriyaki sauce... Except I add a little minced garlic and red pepper flakes. It's sooooo good!! If you like salmon (heck even if you don't) this will become a staple in your kitchen. (And not surprisingly it also goes great with shrimp) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. It's definitely one I'll make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Best Salmon Recipe My husband actually closed his eyes at times while eating this because he said it was so delicious. I also served it with the 'roasted asparagus w/garlic lemon sauce' from here. We both agree it is one of our favorite meals from here on out & I'm sure I will be making it once a week. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
A little disappointed This recipe sounded so good but didn't have a very strong flavor. Next time I would add more scallions and double or triple the sauce to really soak the salmon in it before cooking. Read More