Gochujang-Glazed Salmon with Garlic Spinach


Gochujang, a Korean red chile paste, and honey give this salmon a little bit of sweetness and a whole lot of spice.

Gochujang-Glazed Salmon with Garlic Spinach
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons gochujang

  • 1 tablespoon mirin

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari, divided

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 ½ teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided

  • 4 cloves garlic, grated, divided

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 1 ¼ pounds salmon, preferably wild-caught, cut into 4 portions

  • 8 cups baby spinach

  • Sesame seeds & sliced scallions for garnish


  1. Position a rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk gochujang, mirin, 1 tablespoon tamari, honey, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, 1/4 of the garlic and ginger in a small bowl. Pat salmon dry and place skin-side down on the prepared pan. Brush the salmon with the glaze. Broil until the salmon is just cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes, depending on thickness.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the remaining 3 cloves garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant and just starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until wilted and the pan is dry, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon tamari.

  4. Serve the salmon over the spinach.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
11g Fat
13g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 oz. salmon & 3/4 cup spinach
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Potassium 713mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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