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Asian Salmon in Foil

Asian Salmon in Foil

This is my first time trying to do anything with salmon! It's not the cheapest protein out there so I was extra nervous about messing it up. I did buy a frozen fillet so that helped my fear of destroying a gorgeous fresh piece of salmon, but then there was the added pressure of making sure it didn't taste like the freezer! I turned to Damn Delicious' recipe for asian salmon in foil and it did not disappoint! The sauce didn't overpower the salmon, while also making it seem like it wasn't in the freezer for a week before using it!

Paired it with this Kale and Apple Salad.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

Oven: 375 degrees
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Broil: 2-3 minutes

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I used frozen salmon so I let it defrost for 30 mins and then removed it from the packaging.

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Mix together the honey, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, sriracha and pepper in a small bowl. Phew! 

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Grab a baking sheet and line it with foil. Place the salmon in the middle of the foil and fold the foil up around it. Pour the sauce in and then wrap the salmon up well with the foil. Put the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes depending on how thick the salmon filet is.

Mine was done after 18 minutes.  

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Remove the baking sheet and uncover the salmon, but don't remove it from the foil.

As you can see I didn't wrap it tightly enough and some sauce seeped out...

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Set the broiler or broil setting on high and broil for 1-3 minutes, or until it's just caramelized. 

Take it out and you're all set to serve! You can garnish with sesame seeds and green onions if desired.

No Mayo Coleslaw

No Mayo Coleslaw

Kale and Apple Salad

Kale and Apple Salad

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