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Simple Asian-Inspired Baked Salmon
Nathan Congleton / TODAY
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I love this savory salmon recipe because it's so easy to prepare, has just a few ingredients and tastes absolutely amazing. It's a great dish for people who are intimidated by cooking fish.

Technique tips: Use a pastry brush to evenly coat salmon with the sauce. You can easily double or triple this recipe, so you'll have leftovers to use in other delicious dishes like salmon burgers and salmon rice bowls.

Swap options: Any mild white fish you prefer would work beautifully for this recipe. This sauce is also great for chicken, pork or stir-fried veggies.


    • 1½ pounds salmon fillets
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • White sesame seeds, to garnish
    • Chopped parsley or cilantro, to garnish


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place salmon on foil-lined baking sheet skin side down.

2. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Mix well.

3. Brush soy mixture liberally on salmon.

4. After 10 minutes, baste with the caramelized pan juices.

5. Return to oven for 10 more minutes.

6. Remove from oven. Garnish with sesame seeds and parsley and serve.