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Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon has a 6-ingredient sauce made from scratch that is brushed over the salmon and baked to perfection.



  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 23 cloves garlic
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 limes
  • 1 lb. salmon – wild caught if you have access to it
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • sesame seeds for topping


  1. To make the hoisin glaze, puree the soy sauce, water, hoisin, garlic, ginger, honey, and juice of one lime in a blender or food processor. Transfer to a skillet over medium high heat. Simmer until the mixture reduces to a syrupy consistency that will stick to the salmon when brushed on. Remove from heat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the salmon into four pieces. Pour the sesame oil in a baking dish (I’d recommend nonstick) and arrange the salmon in the pan. Brush the salmon with a thin layer of glaze, reserving the rest of the glaze for later. Bake for 15 minutes; remove from oven, brush with glaze again, and bake for another 15 minutes. When the salmon is done (it will be firm and flake apart easily) remove from oven and brush with the glaze one more time before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if you want to be fan-say.


I served this with a simple little salad (spinach, carrots, edamame, cilantro, and peanuts) tossed with sesame oil, lime juice, salt, and a touch of honey.

Nutrition information only includes about two-thirds of the glaze – I found that we didn’t actually use all of it, but I kept the measurements the same for the recipe because I would rather you have a little extra glaze to deal with instead of not having enough.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: glazed salmon, hoisin salmon, salmon recipe, glazed hoisin salmon