Easy Sesame Garlic Salmon

I bring you pretty salmon! Just look at it!!!

We usually buy fish once a week and 98% of the time I think, “i’m gonna do something fun and different with this salmon” and then I get stuck in a recipe rut thinking what to do with it and end up going, “forget it, i’ll just pan sear it.”  But not this week! This week I actually made a recipe!

Also this week we started watching The OA on Netflix.  I REALLY like it so far.  We are 4 episodes in.  To me it seems less sci-fi-y and scary than Stranger Things, which I like.  Stranger Things gave me the hibbie jibbies fo sho. 

So this recipe. It’s a super duper simple recipe.  And it has sesame oil, which means it’s going to be delish.  If I could make candles out of food I’d want a sesame oil candle…I LOVE how the stuff smells.  I also would like an oatmeal candle.  I always take a huge whiff of oats when I open the container. Gosh LOVE that smell too.

Just in case you were wondering my favorite smells…now you know.

And if you’re in the market for a new salmon recipe…here you go!

Easy Sesame Garlic Salmon

Yield: serves 3ish

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


1 lb salmon
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp chopped green onions
1 tbsp dark brown sugar, packed
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger, grated
toppings: fresh chopped green onions & sesame seeds


Preheat oven to 350ºF.  In a bowl, mix together all ingredients except the salmon and the toppings.  Spoon mixture over salmon.  Bake salmon 10 minutes per inch thickness of fish.  Top with fresh green onions and sesame seeds.  Slice and serve!


  1. Ah this looks so perfect & delicious! My bf doesn’t like salmon so I’ll have plenty of leftovers:) PS sesame oil is my jam too love love LOVE it, happy thursday!

  2. I love this recipe! We have sesame oil, and I don’t use it nearly enough. Also, Matt and I *loved* Stranger Things, and we too enjoyed the OA. I’ve never been a Sci-Fi fan, but apparently I was being close-minded. They were both thought-provoking, entertaining, and overall great shows!

  3. Always love playing up the salmon! Multiple times a week in our house!

  4. Looks delicious! What do you typically serve this with? Thanks!

  5. I love those smells, too, funnily enough. And I’ve been eating salmon on repeat, so I think I need to get some sesame oil and try this :)

  6. Just made this and LOVED it. Also put some of the sauce on brussel sprouts. They’re addicting. Also – I don’t know if Kodiak pancake brand sponsors you or anything, but I bought the mix because I saw it on your blog. Great recommendation!

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