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Soy Ginger Salmon

Soy Ginger Salmon

This Soy Ginger Salmon is delicious, nutritious, and super easy to make! Get those restaurant style flavors at home.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2


  • 8 ounces salmon cut into 2 fillets
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salmbal oelek optional
  • 1/4 tsp oil
  • green onions for garnish
  • steamed brocoli to serve
  • steamed rice to serve


  • In a small microwave proof bowl add the honey. Microwave for 5-10 seconds, just to warm it up a little. Then add the ginger and soy sauce. For spice add sambal oelek, but it's not necessary.
  • Pat dry the salmon, then brush with a little oil on both sides. Spread the marinade over and let it sit for at least 15 minutes.
  • Air fryer instructions: Place in your air fryer and air fry for 7 minutes at 380 F. (Cook for 8 minutes for well done) Serve with steamed rice and broccoli
  • Stove top instructions: Heat a skillet on a medium flame. Add a little oil and place the salmon in the hot skillet skin side down. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes before flipping. Cook for another 3-4 minutes and serve.


Variations: I generally prefer food that isn't very high in sodium. The soy sauce provides the perfect amount of salty flavor for me, but if you prefer more salty food add a sprinkle of salt to your marinade, or directly on the salmon fillets. 
Make it spicy. You can add the sambal oelek I mentioned in the ingredients, or you can add the same amount of sriracha. You can also skip both and just add a pinch of chili flakes. It really depends on how much heat you want in your salmon.  
Cook it right. Salmon fillets come in different sizes. Some are thicker while other are less thin and wide. Always adjust your cooking time according to the size of salmon. If the salmon is thicker it may take a minute or so extra to cook.  
Sides. Turn the into a restaurant style meal with a side of rice and broccoli. You can also turn this into the viral tin Tok salmon rice but flaking the salmon into rice, then adding a drizzle of soy sauce, sriracha and mayo on top.  
Keyword Salmon