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Asian Honey Glazed Baked Salmon

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This might just be the best honey glazed baked salmon you’ll ever try!

This is honestly one of the easiest Asian honey glazed baked salmon recipes out there. I wanted to ensure that it was as I am going to include this in my next cookbook. It’s mildly spiced, sweet, sour and savoury. What more could you want in a baked salmon recipe?

Honey Glazed Baked Salmon

So good! The juices from the sauce soak into the meat. You are going to love this one.

About this baked salmon recipe…

I have always, and I do mean always cooked honey roast salmon on my barbecue. I love the smoky flavour with all those delicious ingredients.

I’m currently writing a cookbook, however, featuring spicy recipes from around the world that you can cook in one pan or pot. So I went to work on this indoor version of one of my favourite recipes for baked salmon.

To be honest, the smoky flavour just isn’t missed as there are so many delicious and aromatic ingredients here that taste so good together.

Is baked salmon difficult to get right?

Not at all! I get asked this question often. Not just about salmon but other seafood.

You just need to watch it so that it doesn’t overcook. So when you read the Asian baked salmon recipe below, be sure to use it as a guide. Your piece of salmon might cook faster than mine as ovens vary as does the thickness of each side of salmon.

Watch it. When the salmon has been baking for about 10 minutes, stick a fork or knife in it. If it flakes away easily, you’ll know it’s almost ready. I aim for flaky and a bit pink in the centre.

How fussy is this Asian baked salmon?

I promise you, this is easy. All you have to do is whisk the sauce ingredients together and pour it all over the salmon.

Then you wrap it up and bake, before charring under the grill (broiler). From start to finish, this recipe will take less than 30 minutes, making it the perfect after work meal.

Can you adjust the spicy heat?

My honey glazed baked salmon is a bit spicy. I like it that way.

You, however are in charge. This is your baked salmon recipe so make it the way you want. You could leave the chillies and dried chilli flakes out if you like or reduce the amount.

How long can you store leftovers in the fridge?

You should be able to store any leftover Asian salmon you might have in the fridge for up to 3 days.

You might like to serve this baked salmon cold from the fried. That’s how I prefer it.

If you want to eat it hot, you can do that too. Place it in your microwave for a couple of minutes until heated through.

You can also reheat the salmon in an oven or air-fryer, preheated to 200C/400F for about 8 minutes but watch it carefully. You only want to heat it through not over cook it!

Can you freeze the any leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze your leftovers if you have any. Freezing cooked salmon is a great way to preserve it for later use and can help prevent food waste. 

Here’s how you can freeze cooked salmon properly:

1. Allow the cooked salmon to cool down to room temperature. It’s essential to cool it down completely before freezing to avoid the growth of harmful bacteria.

2. Once cooled, wrap the cooked salmon tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Make sure to wrap it securely to prevent air from getting in, which can cause freezer burn and affect the quality of the salmon.

3. Alternatively, you can place the cooked salmon in an airtight container or freezer bag. If using a freezer bag, remove as much air as possible before sealing it to minimize the risk of freezer burn.

4. Label the wrapped or packaged salmon with the date of freezing. This will help you keep track of how long it has been in the freezer and ensure you use it within a reasonable time frame.

5. Place the wrapped or packaged cooked salmon in the freezer. Try to lay it flat to maximize space and prevent it from getting crushed by other items in the freezer.

6. Cooked salmon can typically be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months without significant loss of quality. However, for the best taste and texture, it’s recommended to consume it within this time frame.

7. When you’re ready to use the frozen cooked salmon, remove it from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, you can reheat the salmon gently in the microwave, oven, or on the stovetop until warmed through, or you can enjoy it cold in salads or sandwiches.

By following these steps, you can freeze cooked salmon effectively while maintaining its flavor and texture for later consumption.

Step by step photos of honey glazed baked salmon…

Ingredients for honey glazed baked salmon

Get your ingredients together before you start cooking. It’s much easier that way.

Sauce ingredients whisked together

Stir all the sauce ingredients together.

Salmon on foil, ready for baking

Place the side of salmon an a piece of foil that is large enough to wrap tightly around the fish.

Salmon covered with sauce ingredients

Pour the sauce over the fish. Be sure that foil is secure. You want the sauce to stay in, not leak out!

Tightly wrapped salmon ready for baking

Wrap the fish an ensure there are no leaks. If there are any leaks, the sauce will drizzle out into the pan.

Grilled and baked salmon

After 1 minutes baking and 4 – 5 minutes grilling (broiling) the salmon will look like this.

Baked salmon ready to serve

Garnish with sliced spring onions (scallions) and toasted sesame seeds. Just look at how juicy that fish is!

Plated honey glazed baked salmon

Plate it up and dig in!


If you like this Asian honey glazed baked salmon, try some of these too…

Honey Roast Chicken
Thai Fried Fish with Lemongrass Sauce
Thai Fish Cakes
Prawn Puri
Recheado Masala Fish
Easy Chinese Hotpot
Crispy Spinach (seaweed)
Pan Fried Halibut
Tandoori Fish on the BBQ
Indian Fish Pie
Indian Fish Fry
Tandoori Lobster
Meen Molee – Salmon in molee sauce
Steamed Salmon with Soy Sauce and Chillies
Cedar Plank Salmon with Chilli Oil

Yield: 4

Asian Honey Glazed Baked Salmon

Honey glazed baked salmon on foil
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 kg (2 lbs) side of salmon
  • 70ml (1/4 cup) honey
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 3 green bird's eye chillies, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions (scallions) thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 200c/400f.
  2. Whisk the soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, chilli flakes, green chillies, rice wine, sesame oil and sriracha in a mixing bowl to combine.
  3. Place the salmon on a piece of foil that is large enough to wrap around it. Pour the sauce mixture over the top and rub it into the flesh. Then wrap it all up tightly into a packet.
  4. Place the salmon in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes. Then unwrap the package so that the salmon is exposed and grill (broil) for another 5 minutes or until the honey has caramelised and charred in places.
  5. Garnish with the chopped spring onions (scallions) to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 556mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

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Honey glazed baked salmon

This fish literally just flaked apart and was so delicious.

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