Sesame Hoisin Salmon

Sesame Hoisin Salmon

This just might become one of your go-to weeknight mains. It’s incredibly easy to make, near foolproof, and a guaranteed family pleaser. The sweet-nutty-salty sauce is a perfect match for the rich fish and tames any sort of fishy flavors the salmon might have. Be sure to top the fillets with any remaining sauce in the baking dish—you don’t want any of that goodness to go to waste. Serve with steamed green beans and brown rice or quinoa for an easy, well-rounded meal.

Yields: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 (6-oz.) salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine hoisin sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, and crushed red pepper.
  3. Place salmon fillets in a baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt.
  4. Pour sauce over salmon.
  5. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes, basting occasionally.
  6. Sprinkle with sliced green onions.