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Sweet Ginger and Soy Salmon

Do you need a detox from all these sweets after Valentine’s Day? Well then this Sweet Ginger and Soy Salmon recipe is perfect for it! I used agave nectar instead honey and a low sodium soy sauce and chose salmon since it is a “pregnancy super food”.

Sweet Ginger and Soy Salmon

First let me start off by saying who knew that the same girl who made this dish for you used to hate seafood? And until about 5 years ago I did not even like salmon!?! Luckily all that has changed! I mean come on we had this dish last week and Salmon Cakes the following night! After making a bunch of food for the Chinese New Year all I could think about was the aroma that was left in my kitchen for days. But after having fried rice I wanted to go on the lighter side so this is what I came up with! Enjoy!

Sweet Ginger and Soy Salmon


  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons mirin optional (found in the Asian section of the grocery store)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Combine first 6 ingredients and stir together in a baking dish to make a marinade. Place the salmon fillets in the dish skin side up.
  • Let them soak for 10 minutes. If you have time I like to rotate the fish on their sides (if you have purchased thicker fillets) for a couple minutes each to soak up more of the marinade.
  • Add the fillets to a greased baking sheet, skin side down. Bake for 10 minutes, longer depending on the thickness.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds.


If you are not using agave nectar, substitute 2 Tbsp. of honey + a little water to thin out the honey.
I also highly recommend buying mirin if you don't have any, especially if you enjoy cooking Asian meals. It's a sweetened rice wine that adds another layer of flavor to this dish.


Serving: 2g



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Danielle @ TheCharmItSpot

Friday 21st of February 2014

This salmon looks great! The ginger and soy sauce totally give it that Asian feel, which I am loving! Thanks for sharing!


Monday 24th of February 2014

Thanks I am loving all things salmon lately! Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday 20th of February 2014

This looks amazing! I love adding mirin to soy-based dishes too! It gives the sauce a nice sheen and sweetness.


Monday 24th of February 2014

I just recently started using mirin to some of my dishes and love it!


Thursday 20th of February 2014

Thanks girl! I have been on a ginger and soy kick lately - maybe I should just make a perfume from it since I love the fragrance so much

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