Sesame Ginger Salmon

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Sesame Ginger Salmon | Delish D'Lites

Salmon is definitely my all-time favorite fish.  It has such a unique flavor that stands up to assertive flavors, and you can’t deny the fabulous health benefits, either. I pair spicy ginger and garlic with salty soy sauce and sweet agave, to make an super flavorful marinade to bathe the salmon in.  After soaking overnight, I grill up the salmon until it’s charred on the outside and perfectly moist in the center.  My sesame ginger salmon is complex in flavor, yet super simple to prepare.  Put this recipe on your to-do list next time you are craving salmon, with an Asian flavored twist!

ingredients4 6 oz salmon fillets, about 2″ thick
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp avocado oil (or other flavorless oil)
2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp mirin (sweet rice wine)
3 tbsp agave nectar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
4 green onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

directions

 Mix up the marinade by combining all the ingredients (minus the salmon).

Sesame Ginger Salmon | Delish D'Lites

 Place the salmon fillets in a non-reactive dish or a plastic ziptop bag, then pour the marinade over the salmon.

Sesame Ginger Salmon | Delish D'Lites

 Marinate the salmon in the fridge at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.

When you’re ready to cook up the salmon, preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.  Sear the salmon for 5 to 8 per side, depending on how you well-done like your salmon.

Sesame Ginger Salmon | Delish D'Lites

Enjoy hot with Basmati rice and some roasted veggies!

Sesame Ginger Salmon | Delish D'Lites

Sesame Ginger Salmon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Delish D'Lites

Ingredients

  • 4 6 oz salmon fillets 2" thick
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp mirin sweet rice wine
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds toasted

Instructions

  1. Mix up the marinade by combining all the ingredients (minus the salmon).
  2. Place the salmon fillets in a non-reactive dish or a plastic ziptop bag, then pour the marinade over the salmon.
  3. Marinate the salmon in the fridge at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
  4. When you're ready to cook up the salmon, preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  5. Sear the salmon for 5 to 8 per side, depending on how you well-done like your salmon.

 

Sesame Ginger Salmon

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.