Sesame-Ginger Grilled Salmon

Simple Salmon filets get Asian-infused with the flavors of sesame and ginger. Try this recipe with Crispy Vegetable Wontons for the complete meal.

Sesame-Ginger Grilled Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Sesame-Ginger Grilled Salmon

A simple pantry-staple marinade quickly transforms basic salmon into an Asian-influenced standout! This easy weeknight meal is equally delicious served warm or chilled. Try it paired with rice and stir fried broccoli or chilled over mixed greens for a unique and substantial main-dish salad.


1/2 cup soy sauce

2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon granulated garlic (found in spice aisles)

1 teaspoon ground ginger

4, 6 ounce boneless, skinless salmon filets

Canola oil cooking spray

1/4 cup sliced scallions

2 Tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger and pour into a shallow dish. Place salmon filets in marinade and toss to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature or up to 3 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. When ready to cook, coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Cook salmon for 5-6 minutes per side or until dark grill marks form. Serve garnished with scallions and sesame seeds


Tip: If salmon begins to burn on the grill but isn’t cooked enough for you on the inside, place it on a rack over a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes to finish cooking to your liking.

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