Fast Salmon with a Ginger Glaze
This glaze is really wonderful on salmon, but equally delicious on swordfish, halibut, tuna, or any other firm, full-flavored fish.
This glaze is really wonderful on salmon, but equally delicious on swordfish, halibut, tuna, or any other firm, full-flavored fish.
OMG!!! Soooo yummy! I have to tell you that I did not use all the ginger or all the chile paste it called for---maybe only half of each---and even then I thought it was going to be so spicy that I couldn't serve it! And I even added a little bit more water to the pan before it was reduced. But I was so wrong! I kept going back to put a little bit more on my fish. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Costco just got in their Wild Fresh Copper River Salmon at a paltry $9.99 per pound! I grilled up a little less than a pound for the two of us, and we ate it all. I went easy on the sauce for my hubby, but I added a whole bunch more for myself--kept going back for more. I just may have to go get more salmon because I'm not done eating this stuff! EDIT: I sauteed pounded down boneless skinless breasts in olive oil with a little butter and made this sauce for it. At the very end of the sauce, I put in about a teaspoon of butter to swirl around. We literally licked our plates! So very very yummy! Talk about an easy meal to fix!Read More
OMG!!! Soooo yummy! I have to tell you that I did not use all the ginger or all the chile paste it called for---maybe only half of each---and even then I thought it was going to be so spicy that I couldn't serve it! And I even added a little bit more water to the pan before it was reduced. But I was so wrong! I kept going back to put a little bit more on my fish. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Costco just got in their Wild Fresh Copper River Salmon at a paltry $9.99 per pound! I grilled up a little less than a pound for the two of us, and we ate it all. I went easy on the sauce for my hubby, but I added a whole bunch more for myself--kept going back for more. I just may have to go get more salmon because I'm not done eating this stuff! EDIT: I sauteed pounded down boneless skinless breasts in olive oil with a little butter and made this sauce for it. At the very end of the sauce, I put in about a teaspoon of butter to swirl around. We literally licked our plates! So very very yummy! Talk about an easy meal to fix!
Very yummy. I made mistake of using cider vinegar which is lot sourer, even diluted with apple juice. would work lot better with rice wine vinegar which I will use next time but still was delicious. I had with rice and a side salad. I cooked my salmon on a cast iron pan pre heated in the oven.
This was amazing. I baked the salmon since I dont have the grill and I didnt have soy sauce either but the glaze came out delicious. I made mashed potatoes from scratch and steemed asparagus topped with salt and pepper. It was delicious!!!
This was THE BEST salmon I've ever had. I used Sriracha chili sauce and it was VERY SPICY, but delicious. I also baked my salmon at 450 for about 20-25 minutes (it was frozen) and added a little honey to the sauce. Served with fried rice, sugar snap peas, and the Japanese zucchini and onions recipe found on this site. Gourmet quality meal!
Delicious! I cooked the salmon in the oven and followed the recipe for the sauce to the letter. It was so good that my husband told me he would wash the dishes, even though he worked overtime. I know it's just so he can sneak more of the salmon and the wonderful sauce! I imagine that grilled salmon is even better. I will definitely make this again.
This is the first time I write a review although I have found hundreds of fantastic recipes on this site. This was the fastest easiest most delicious one yet and I had all ingredients on hand and did it according to the chef . A gem of a recipe.
So simple yet so delicious. This glaze is restaraunt quality. I always pan sear my salmon, used evoo, sea salt, and fresh ground pepper. I sauted on both sides for about 4 minutes each. I only used 2 cloves of garlic and about 1 tablespoon of ginger (i love ginger). I was concerned it would be too hot with the chilli paste but the rice vinegar tones it down considerablly so next time I'll use the correct amount. Made with parmesan asparagus (recipe also from this site). This took approximately 35 minutes to find recipe, prepare and eat, really. So good!!
What a fantastic marinade for quality wild fresh caught salmon. We didn't want to use anything that would over power the great taste of our fish. This was just the right marinade. I used the sambal oelek chili paste, it is a regular in our household. I did cut the ginger down, just our preference. We will be using this marinade often, so great tasting.
I grilled wild salmon, fresh caught on a very high grill. Before I got to the salmon, I grilled zucchini, summer squash, vidalia onions, red peppers, and yellow peppers, all marinated in a balsamic vinagrette. I sliced the zucchini and yellow squash, length wise, 1/4 inch thick. I then put three ears of corn, still husked, that had soaked in water for thirty minutes, on the grill. took about 5 mins on each side. Then I grilled the salmon according to the recipe, made the sauce and just before the sauce was done, grilled medium sized roma tomotaoes. When I put the basil, which was fresh from my plant, on the salmon, I also put it on the roasted roma tomatoes. The tomatoes with the salmon and glaze was outrageous. Loved this recipe. Nice job.
Made the glaze exactly as written, but I put the salmon in the oven. The spicy sweet flavor of the glaze is a fabulous accompaniment to the salmon. I did let the glaze reduce more than 2 minutes--more like 5 or 6. We loved this, and I will make again. Thanks for the idea!
Tasty! I used pickled ginger that was on hand. Will make again.
This was so good! I eyeballed all the measurements for the sauce (except with the vinegar) and added more chili paste. I cooked the sauce about 5 minutes longer as well to let it thicken. I made it in the oven since I dont have a grill, adding a few spoonfuls of the sauce (uncooked) about half way through and the rest when it was done. This one is going in my recipe box.
This was delicious. Do not overcook your salmon!! It had a very nice kick to it.
The glaze was very tasty! Coming up with something nice to do to salmon when you don't have time to marinade it is tough, but this recipe did the trick. I fried the salmon in a skillet with a little white wine instead of grilling it, then poured the glaze over the salmon near the end of its cooking. My girlfriend said it was so tasty she ate the salmon skin too, just to get more of the glaze! Will definitely eat again!
Oh my gosh, this is just so yummy. I did not have the hot chilli paste so substituted it with Red Hot chilli sweet and sour sauce, other than that I made it exactly to the recipe. I have added this to my recipe box and it will definitely become my favourite. Thank you Chef John :)
Delicious and easy. If you like spicy food, this should definitely be in your repertoire. I didn't add salt or soy sauce, and it still tasted great.
Very good, but I think next time I'd try marinating the salmon in the glaze before cooking so it absorbs more of the flavor
It was very good. We grill quite a bit of salmon, and have our favorite marinades. On a whim, we tried this one, and it was a big hit. My wife isn't a "spicy" lover, so I only used 1 teaspoon of the chili paste. She thought it was just right ... it was a little mild for me. The sweet with the ginger was a nice touch. Did mashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli with sourdough bread for sides. We will definitely use this one again.
Wonderful recipe. I did not have time and threw together the sauce with the basil leaving out the water. I poured it on top of the salmon and baked it. The salmon was moist and flavorful. Will definitely make this again.
Used Sriracha as my chili paste. Just the right amount of zip. A nice "go to" recipe for a quick dinner.
Delicious, we had it for dinner this evening and everyone raved. I cooked according to the recipe and I would recommend it to any fish lover. You won't be disappointed!
I have made it twice exactly according to the recipe. It is so so good and is now one of my go to recipes. Sweet, spicy and garlicky. What's not to like?
very good and i can barely cook!
Used this on Salmon prepared with the Simple Seared Salmon recipe (also by Chef John). That technique was as easy and tasty as he promised. I was apprehensive that this sauce would be too hot for my young son so I used chile sauce instead of chile paste and added about 1/2 tsp. of chile powder to "heat it up" a bit. He said his favorite part of the meal was the sauce! My wife, not a fish lover, enjoyed this. (Although she did let me finish her portion.) I put the skillet directly on the "flavorizer bars" of my gas grill instead of the hot coals described in his Simple Seared Salmon recipe. Thanks Chef John.
This is my favorite salmon recipe. I do add sesame oil to it as well. Otherwise, this is a great recipe!
I make this literally all the time. Ive substituted sriracha for the chili paste when I didn't have it, and that's good, but the paste really takes it up a notch. I really like steamed broccoli as a side so I can drag it through the extra glaze. Yum!
I used a tablespoon of olive oil, crushed ginger, and dried basil, I use what I have in the kitchen...I don't run out and buy a new ingredient just to make a dish, I also used low sodium soy sauce. My chile paste was sweet/sour hot chili sauce and a dash of garlic chili paste. It turned out yummy......we only had two pieces of salmon and we used it all, I put the salmon in the sauce and simmered for a few minutes.... Fresh ingredients would no doubt be better, but I didn't have them and dried and canned worked well. also I did not use any salt and it was fine.
5 stars all around the table, delish! Will make it again and again...
Pretty good but its the typical sauce for salmon found on this website but with the addition of hot chile paste. Don't get me wrong, it's good and worth a try.
quick and easy and tastey
Tried it last night and my girlfriend and I loved it
This will be the only way I'm preparing salmon again!!! Absolutely perfect - boyfriend commented four times how he loved it - better than any restaurant we've had salmon in! Didn't make any changes other than chop basil and added to sauce before reducing - my error but didn't change the flavor! Thank you!
Yummy. Not too sweet and not too sour. Goes very well with salmon!
This was very very good! Such a yummy taste with a kick. I used half the amount of hot sauce and it was still pretty spicy but not too much. That's all I did differently besides cooked it on a GF grill. Love that thing!
Mmmm!!! Will make again. Didn't have fresh basil so used dry (but I'm sure fresh is much better) and used 1 tsp sriracha (all I had on hand for chile) since my little kids would be eating it and didn't want it to be too spicy. It was such a delicate, delicious flavor.
Excellent! I used wild caught Coho salmon. I used the suggested grilling time rather than relying upon the color of the cooked fish. I'm so glad I did. The fish was so moist and tender. I boiled the glaze down a bit more than recommended because I like an intense flavor. It was excellent. I have never received higher marks for any dish. This will be a "company" dish, as well as a special treat on a regular day! Thank you Chef.
worked like a charm
We broiled the salmon instead of grilling it
Fantastic! We eat salmon a few times a month, usually blackened and pan seared or grilled. Tried this when the recipe appeared in my inbox...Fantastic flavor over grilled salmon. I like it spicy so next time would probably add more chili paste. Very simple and all three of us ate every bit, a great change from the ordinary.
Yummy, quick and easy!
Delicious, quick, easy cleanup...perfect weeknight meal. I served it over a Greek salad.
This isis probably the best salmon recipe I've ever tried. I wouldn't change a thing. I will definitely be making this again.
We loved this recipe! I used 1/2 T. of sambal oelek because we are spice wimps. Even so, the recipe was fabulous. It rivals anything I've had at a restaurant. Kudos, Chef John! Another winner!
It's so delicious! You should totaly try it! It's super easy to cook and the result is just fantastic! I prepared the meal for my family and we all enjoyed it! I also had a blast watching the video. Good job :)
Chef John NEVER lets me down- this salmon was absolutely delicious !
Loved it! It is super easy and quick to make. I think I will try this on pork.
really fabulous! I triple the recipe and put over a whole side of salmon. Beautiful presentation and always gets tons of compliments. So easy.
BEST EASIEST BEYOND WHAT I HOPED!!!! Sauces sauces experiment experiment. This is the one. Family now thinks I need my own TV show because of the success of this sauce. Now my bride HAPPILY cleans up as I helm the stove--- 98% the result of CHEF JOHNNY & AR. Thanks CJ & AR!!!!!!!!
Delish!! I have never grilled salmon before this dish. The glaze was fantastic!! This is one recipe to keep! I used a garlic chili sauce as I couldn't find the HOT chili sauce. Will make again in the near future!
Loved this recipe. It was enjoyed by even our fussiest fish eaters. I marinated the fillets for about 45 minutes. I then baked the salmon at 400C for 20-25 mins, as this is my tried and trusted way to cook salmon. (Depending on the thickness of the steaks). I did sub honey for brown sugar.) Next time I will double the sauce. Served with risotto and sauteed peppers+onions.
Great flavor. I did not have chile paste in the house, so I substituted red curry paste.
I was looking for something different to do with the fillets we thawed, and this was the first recipe that showed up. I'm so glad it did! We loved it! I reduced the glaze for a bit longer than called for, and it still didn't thicken at all. Next time I'll put just a touch of cornstarch in it so it's not quite so thin.
Spicy hot tasting warm right out of the pan but mellows on the fish and is wonderful!
This was really easy and really amazing! I baked my salmon in the oven and paired it with coconut rice and fresh green beans!
Generally, I am not a huge fan of salmon unless it has a lot of sauce... and really good sauce! This salmon was truly amazing! I LOVED it. This will be one of my new staple recipes! SO DEELISH!!!
Family loved it so giving it five starts. It is very flavorful: I would give it four stars since it is a little too powerful for me but I admit the flavors are very good. I have 5 and 7 year old boys so used just 1/2 T chili-garlic paste for fear of being too spicy hot - this was just right...a little warm but not hot. Otherwise made as directed. They (husband included) all loved it.
Five-star for sure -- made it, broiled the fish inside. It was so delicious and my guest and I truly enjoyed it. Saved the recipe
I thought it was great. I messed up and cooked the basil with the sauce instead of adding it on top, but it still came out well. I forgot to take a picture before eating...
This was awesome - the only salmon recipe I can get the whole family to eat! Instead of on the grill, I cooked it in the oven at 350 on my broiler pan and turned out fine. Also did not use the chile paste, family is picky about spice.
Try this with 1/2 the vinegar, ginger, garlic and Sambal Oelek. We like spicy foods, but this was too hot for my husband. I prepared Salmon and sauce with no substitutions exactly by the recipe. Tasting revealed a very hot sour sauce. I added a tablespoon of dark agave to cut the vinegary taste. I didn't know how to reduce the heat without doubling the recipe, so that is what I did. I kept the remaining sauce to use as a base for next time. I love the combination of flavors. It was great on the salmon.
Excellent, will make it again, but may omit the sugar. Sugar not needed. Super easy and delicious.
This is really delicious and quick! I am not a fan of chillies, so omitted that and we loved this recipe which will surely become a firm favourite! Thank you! Colleen.
The only change I made was to use ground ginger since I didn't have any fresh. It was excellent, although for my taste, next time I'll add just a bit more chili paste because we like it spicy! I will definitely make this again, it was so quick and easy, and good!
It was the best! I am not a salmon fan but this recipe won me over!! We also loved John the Chef his video was fun, informative, and very entertaining will look forward to seeing more
Thank you Chef John! My husband loves this dish.
I made this as written. I thought the flavor was pretty good, but the glaze was runnier than I expected, and the rest of my family didn't really like it. I think the flavor overpowered the salmon. I am tempted to try it as a marinade instead of a glaze. If I do that, I will probably cut down on the brown sugar.
I loved it! My Husband loved it! I used Hot Cumin instead of chili paste (I didn't have any). It was so tasty. I also used a little cornstarch to thicken, then strained it for a very smooth flavored glaze.
Very good recipe that will be a quick go to in the future! Loved the flavors here, but I did find it to be too spicy for our tastes. However, I scaled the recipe down to 1 serving and noticed I’d like more sauce. Since it tasted spicy and a tad strong on ginger already, I simply added a little more of the other ingredients (everything except sambal, garlic, and ginger). Perfect! Thanks for the recipe suggestion Bibi and thanks too Chef John for such an easy and delicious salmon recipe!
Pretty sure this would be good on just about anything. I did not use basil but served the salmon with pan cooked baby bok choy which I cooked with ginger, garlic and a little bit of low sodium soy sauce. I ended up putting this glaze on everything on the plates. I'll make it the next time I make broccoli or broccolini. It has a kick to it so adjust to preference. It's really good.
This was so easy and so delicious that I will for sure make it again Thank you Chef John
This is delicious! I have made it for several people with sweet potatoes and asparagus. I have not received any negative feedback yet.
We loved this! I made the recipe exactly as is and I wouldn't change a thing. The sauce is really spicy by itself, but, once drizzled over the salmon with the basil it mellows out and you are left with a perfect balance of flavors. Thanks for the recipe!
We loved this, especially since it doesn't require advance prep like marinades. I used Chili Garlic Paste and Splenda Brown Sugar, and it was great. The sauce didn't thicken, but that may have been due to using the Splenda. Still delicious even with those modifications and omitting the basil. Thanks, Chef John!
I made this salmon on a cedar plank on the bbq. I put fresh lemon juice and olive oil on the salmon before putting it on the grill. I cooked the salmon on low for 40 min with the grill closed. I made the glaze for the most part as directed except I used the basil that comes in the tubes already cut up for you. I used the whole tube. The salmon and the glaze were fantastic. I will make this again.
I have done this sauce for Salmon and mahi mahi just as told and it is just wonderful. Served with homemade bacon egg fried rice. Surf and Turf!! Thanks again John.
It was absolutely amazing no modifications needed!
So good. I made it as written, may cut back on the hot chili past next time because it was very spicy :) There will defiantly be a next time!
This recipe is amazing. When I finished the sauce I was afraid it would taste a little bit strong on the salmon so I didn't use it all. Turns out everybody asked for more sauce! It has a great taste. I topped each salmon with fresh basil leaves they looked amazing when served.
Tasty. Even my picky husband liked it.
Baked for 20 minutes, delicious flavor. 2nd time around cooked on the grill, 7 minutes per side, didn't have chili paste so I used red pepper flakes, amazing flavor.
I didn't have chili paste so I used tomato paste with a pinch of red pepper flakes, and used dried basil in the saucepan with the other ingredients. However, the glaze smelled funny. The vinegar smell was very strong and perhaps the garlic. Next time I would reduce vinegar and garlic to see if it gets any better.
Delicious and easy! The whole family loved it.
This sounds delicious but I don't have the chili paste, will the sauce still thicken up without it?
Loved this! I used real maple syrup in place of sugar and did not have basil, I also used a combo of balsamic and white wine vinegar because I had no rice. It was really good, with the left over fish and sauce I chopped up fish and put in sauce, can hardly wait for lunch tomorrow.
This recipe is really delicious! I make it as is and it's perfect!
I toned back to the chili sauce just for myself, but this was a great quick glaze! I baked my salmon at 450 for 15 minutes. Would make again!
We thoroughly enjoyed this! I doubled the sauce so we would have enough to spoon a bit over the Jasmine rice that I served this with. It was so tasty, and had a nice kick to it, which my husband was thrilled about. He kept telling me that this one is a "do again" - which is high praise coming from him.
My 1st time to make it. It was awesome and I even forgot the soy sauce and used “Fresh 4 weeks” a lightly dried basil I had left over from a previous recipe. Looking forward to making again!
Delish, healthy, fast and easy -what else could you ask for? I didn't have hot chili paste so I used 1 Tbsp sweet siracha chili sauce and a few pinches of ground red pepper for extra heat. Otherwise, followed recipe exactly. Served with lightly seasoned jasmine rice and Spiced Cauliflower from this site.
The ginger glaze was amazing. I think it might make a lovely salad dressing once it had cooled down
Delicious recipe. Definitely making it again. I substituted rice vinegar with distilled white vinegar and the chili paste with cayenne chili powder.
Beer is always involved in my culinary tragedies! This was great as-is.
The sauce was okay, but not amazing..
Great flavor. I added a tsp of honey and drizzled a healthy portion of the glaze over a chopped filet and tossed it with baby greens, spinach, freshly-grated romano, italian dressing, and a pinch of sea-salt. Not too shabby.
added freshly ground szechuan peppercorns - delicious
Followed directions exact. Loved it! My husband did too. I can't wait to make it again!
This recipe is very easy to make. The fresh ginger gives it a nice flavor and the fresh basil adds interesting texture. This is great for a windowsill gardener like me. I will definitely make it again.
I have made this many times, it's alays great! I normally double it to ensure we have enough. So easy to make the salmon really pop with flavors!