Easy Asian Salmon Recipe (Healthy + Quick)

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian


A super easy asian salmon recipe that is PACKED with flavor! (Whole30/Paleo)





  • 4 4-6oz salmon fillets (skin on)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper



  • Combine ingredients in small saucepan and whisk to combine.
  • Bring pan to a medium high heat and let simmer, reducing heat as needed, for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.


  • Pat salmon dry with paper towel.
  • In a 12 inch cast iron skillet, drizzle some olive oil around the pan and then sprinkle some salt and pepper (helps keep the skin from sticking) in an even layer.
  • Place salmon fillets, skin side down, in the skillet.
  • Sprinkle the top of the salmon with additional salt and pepper to lightly season.
  • Cook salmon over medium heat 6-8 minutes.
  • While the salmon cooks, baste once with a little of the glaze (I suggest pouring about a Tablespoon or two in a little bowl to keep it separate).
  • Use a fish spatula to carefully flip the salmon.
  • Cook without moving the fillets until the center reaches 125 internal temp, about 6-8 minutes.
  • While the salmon cooks skin-side up, baste with a little glaze again, especially if you feel the pan is getting a little dry.  Take a basting brush and just brush a little glaze along the edges of the skin and the glaze will fall down and cook into the salmon.
  • Transfer fillets to plates and spoon glaze on top, as much as desired, for serving.
  • Serve with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice and Braised Baby Bok Choy.


  • If you are concerned with Whole30/Paleo check your ingredients on your orange juice concentrate and ensure there is no added sugar!
  • The Glaze can also be used as a marinade.  If you are marinating your salmon, place salmon in glass container or reusable bag with as much marinade that will allow salmon to be covered.  Let sit for 15-30 minutes.  Then cook salmon as desired and discard the marinade.
  • You can also cook the salmon in the oven: place salmon skin down on a piece of parchment or foil; sprinkle each piece with a little salt and pepper; spoon a little glaze over each piece and then wrap in the foil or parchment; place on baking sheet and bake at 415 for approx. 20 minutes.; once salmon is fully cooked place each piece on plates and spoon additional glaze on top before serving.

Keywords: asian salmon, asian salmon recipe