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Jennifer Lake Ginger Garlic Salmon

Ginger Garlic Salmon

A staple from my childhood thanks to my Japanese relatives. This recipe results in bold flavors, and makes any salmon fillet a special event!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2


  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Grater or microplane
  • Tin foil
  • Sheet pan
  • Large sauce pan
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 3 tbsp Shoyu
  • 1 tbsp Aji-Mirin
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 pound Fresh Salmon Filets approx. 2 filets
  • 2-3 tbsp Fresh Ginger Root to taste
  • 2-3 stalks Green Onion to taste
  • 2-3 individual Fresh Garlic Cloves to taste
  • 1 tsp Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil


  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • While oven heats, place salmon fillets on a foil-lined cooking sheet. Pat fillets with paper towel to remove excess moisture. Coat top of each fillet with 1 tsp olive oil and use fingers to evenly distribute oil over salmon.
  • Once oven is preheated, cover fillets with foil and bake 13-15 minutes.
  • While the oven preheats and salmon bakes, prepare sauce.
  • Peel fresh ginger root with the edge of a teaspoon.
  • Grate ginger using microplane or grater and set aside.
  • Peel and finely chop garlic cloves and set aside.
  • Finely chop 2-3 green onion and set aside.
  • Mix Shoyu and Aji-Mirin in a mixing bowl. If more sauce is needed, increase amount but keep ratio.
  • Add garlic and ginger to the sauce mixture and stir and set aside.
  • Heat sesame oil in a large saucepan on stovetop until it starts to slightly smoke. Do not overheat, as it will burn.
  • Turn off heat and carefully add the shoyu, aji-mirin, garlic, ginger mixture to the hot sesame oil pan. It will splatter, so please be careful. Using an oversized saucepan with high sides will reduce the potential for spattering on stovetop.
  • Stir until ingredients are well mixed.
  • One salmon fillets are thoroughly cooked and plated, add sauce to the top of each fillet.
  • Sprinkle the salmon fillets with chopped green onion to taste.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword fish, garlic, ginger, Japanese, salmon