Happy Monday, friends! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed spending Mother’s Day with your loved ones.
Today I am finally sharing one of my most favorite (maybe even my favorite?) salmon recipes of all time, Asian Salmon with Rice Noodles! This salmon recipe is ridiculous. It’s bursting with Asian flavors and has some texture diversity going on with the caramelization from the broiler. Our favorite way to enjoy this salmon is with rice noodles and steamed broccoli, all of which are drizzled with a reduction of the recipe’s marinade. To die for.
Besides the fact that this recipe is a winner for being so delicious, it’s also the best because it is so easy to prepare! Simply whisk the marinade ingredients, place salmon and the marinade in a glass baking dish and allow to marinate, toss the baking dish in the oven, bake, broil, and serve! The only real time consuming part involved is the marinade preparation, which is easy peasy. The rest of the time is waiting for the salmon to do its thing, so you can leave it alone and go check something else off your to-do list while you’re waiting.
If you’re looking for other ways to use up some of the ingredients call for in the marinade recipe, take a look at my Honey Sesame Chicken recipe. I remember being hesitant to buy rice vinegar and sesame oil for the first time a few years ago for fear that they would never get used, but they are now staples in my house. There will be plenty of recipe ideas to come utilizing these ingredients, so they won’t go to waste. I promise!
Hope you enjoy one of our dinner staples! Later, gator.
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- a pinch of powdered ginger
- 1 pound boneless skinless salmon filets (3-4 filets depending on size)
- 6 ounces vermicelli rice noodles (see note)
- Optional: Steamed broccoli or roasted asparagus to serve as a side
- Prepare marinade by whisking together sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and powdered ginger in a small bowl.
- Coat an 8” x 8” glass baking dish (or other similarly sized glass baking dish) with nonstick cooking spray. Add salmon filets to prepared baking dish. Pour marinade over salmon. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees after salmon has marinated. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish. Place baking dish with salmon and marinade in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- While salmon is baking, prepare a baking sheet by covering it with foil and coating it with nonstick spray.
- Also while salmon is baking, prepare rice noodles according to package directions (There are usually multiple preparation methods listed - go the pasta route).
- After 15 minutes, remove baking dish with salmon from oven. Preheat broiler.
- Transfer salmon to prepared baking sheet. Transfer marinade from baking dish to a small saucepan.
- Broil salmon for approximately 5 minutes until it caramelizes (watch carefully so that it doesn’t burn).
- Meanwhile, place the saucepan over medium-low heat to reduce slightly (keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t reduce too much).
- Plate rice noodles, salmon, and veggies and drizzle with reduced sauce. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe from Julie’s Album