Ginger Grilled Salmon With Sesame

Transform basic salmon into a standout dish with a quick, easy Asian marinade. Equally delicious warm or chilled, pair it with rice and stir fried broccoli for a healthy dinner. Or serve it over mixed greens for a substantial salad.

Prep Time: 5 min, plus time to marinate salmon
Cook Time: 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 TB rice wine vinegar
  • 2 TB 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
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions
  • 2 TB sesame seeds, toasted


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.

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.