Honey-Soy Asian Salmon in Foil

The most tender, flavorful salmon I’ve ever tasted! Just mix up a handful of pantry staples, pour over top, and bake. Every bite is buttery good, with perfect sweet and salty flavor!

Honey-Soy Asian Salmon in Foil – The most tender, flavorful salmon I've ever tasted – and SO easy! thecomfortofcooking.com

As I approach my thirties, I’m feeling fortunate to still be having so many “first” experiences. Learning to raise a toddler. Traveling to places I’ve never been before. Meeting new friends. Closing the door on other relationships (my toughest lesson yet). And there is still so much I have yet to do.

However, let’s not get too serious here. I’m talking about first food experiences today. Specifically, myself hunched over my countertop. Yesterday. Hungrily devouring with my fingers a gigantic filet of salmon. This salmon.

I got a quarter of the way through it until I snapped back to consciousness. Boxed it up. And decided it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to overdose on omega-3’s.

It is possible, right?

Honey-Soy Asian Salmon in Foil – The most tender, flavorful salmon I've ever tasted – and SO easy! thecomfortofcooking.com
Honey-Soy Asian Salmon in Foil – The most tender, flavorful salmon I've ever tasted – and SO easy! thecomfortofcooking.com

Salmon is my favorite fish, though I’ve always been stumped with how to prepare it to perfection. Well, this is IT. I found my new go-to method!

One try, and you’ll be right there with me.

You simply whisk together a sweet-salty glaze using honey, soy, rice vinegar, sesame oil and minced garlic. Plus a little fresh ginger for fragrance and Sriracha for spice (though you can omit either, if you prefer). Pour it over the salmon filet atop an aluminum foil bed, wrap it up, and pop it in the oven!

In just 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of your filet, your salmon will be perfectly pink and flaky. But, not so fast! Open up your foil packet and let that beauty broil for a few minutes. This last step gives your fish that irresistibly sticky, golden char that makes the salmon sing.

Try this tonight, and serve it with a side of my Simple Asian Soy-Peanut Noodles. So, so good!

Honey-Soy Asian Salmon in Foil – The most tender, flavorful salmon I've ever tasted – and SO easy! thecomfortofcooking.com
Honey-Soy Asian Salmon in Foil – The most tender, flavorful salmon I've ever tasted – and SO easy! thecomfortofcooking.com
Honey-Soy Asian Salmon in Foil – The most tender, flavorful salmon I've ever tasted – and SO easy! thecomfortofcooking.com

4.8 from 10 votes

Honey-Soy Asian Salmon in Foil

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha or to taste, optional
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk honey, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and Sriracha.
  • Place salmon onto prepared baking sheet and fold foil edges inward slightly. Pour honey mixture over the salmon. Fold foil over salmon, covering completely and sealing completely closed.
  • Bake until cooked through, 15-20 minutes.* Open packet and broil for 4-5 minutes, or until salmon is caramelized and slightly charred.
  • Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Yummy! Sounds and looks so good.. Love salmon, healthy and delicious.

  2. Salmon is also my favorite fish! And I refuse to believe one can overdose on omega 3s… :)

  3. 5 stars
    This salmon looks amazing! Love that you can cook it in the oven in foil for easy clean up!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe was beyond delicious. My first time ever making salmon & to be honest I don’t cook much at all yet (slowly learning) but this came out perfect for me. I substituted black sesame seeds, toasted them on pan to bring out the flavor, sprinkled them on & had an exceptional meal. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest & it was SO yummy! I made the noodles too and they were a perfect side!! Thank you!!

  6. 4 stars
    I just made this tonight, and I wish I would have baked for 15 mins, and broiled for 4… the “glaze” was so so. Definitely, will doctor the recipe, make it in a saucepan separately. If anything it might be better to bake for a shorter time and broil a hair longer if you like your salmon medium.

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe was great! I made the salmon for my husband and cooked a portobello mushroom in the sauce for myself. I served it with your Asian noodles and a sesame ginger salad. Will definitely make again. Thanks for a great fresh, light meal!

  8. 5 stars
    My boyfriend and I love this recipe and it’s become part of our regular rotation. We usually grill the Salmon in foil. I make 2x the sauce and use half on the salmon for cooking and heat the other half to put over Quinoa or potato side.

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