The Best Salmon Marinade

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The Best Salmon Marinade brings out the best flavor in your salmon with just a few ingredients. It’s the perfect marinade for salmon whether you’re making it grilled or baked.

This salmon marinade can be used with two of the most common methods of cooking salmon: roasting and grilling. Roasting is a super easy way to cook salmon that locks in the flavor and helps cook the salmon evenly. Grilling adds a lot of extra flavor to salmon, a natural benefit of cooking over an open fire. No matter which method you use, this marinade will keep your salmon flavorful!

This marinade is an orange honey ginger based sauce. Every ingredient counts and offers something different to create the best tasting salmon. Soy provides flavor to our fish instead of salt. Salmon always needs a tartness, and oranges are the perfect accompaniment. Honey balances acidity. Garlic and ginger add complex flavors, and a touch of red pepper flakes brings a little heat. Here are the best salmon marinades for perfect salmon every time.

Spice Levels for the Best Salmon Marinades:

The red pepper flakes in this recipe give it a nice warmth without too much heat. You can increase or decrease the amount of red pepper flakes according to your spice tolerance and taste preference.

Skillet Cooking Instructions:

Salmon is a forgiving fish that is easy to cook. Salmon is most often baked or grilled, but you can also cook it in a pan on the stovetop. This method works best with salmon portions rather than large salmon fillets. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook salmon skin-side down (if you have one) and cook, 4 to 6 minutes, until golden brown. Flip and continue cooking, 4 to 6 minutes, until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.

Baking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Season salmon with desired seasoning. Wrap in aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until salmon slices easily with a fork. The aluminum foil will absorb the steam and help cook the fish evenly.

Grilling Instructions:

To grill salmon, preheat an outdoor grill to about 400 degrees. Arrange salmon on foil or pre-soaked cedar boards. Close the grill and cook 12 to 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Top view of salmon fillet with orange slices on top.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Salmon is always best eaten fresh. If you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in oven preheated to 350°F until heated through.

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Overhead view of a whole salmon fillet with orange slices on top.

Grilled salmon is the perfect way to prepare an easy, delicious and nutritious meal. This recipe can be used for whole salmon fillets or portions of salmon fillets. We’ve included a basic salmon marinade with three additional seasoning options so you can easily switch things up.

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 20 minute

total time 25 minute

raw material

  • 1 (2-3 lbs) salmon fillet Boneless
  • 1/2 cup i am willow
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Orange juice
  • 4 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 orange thinly sliced ​​(optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Place salmon fillets in a shallow dish or in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag.

  • In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, honey, orange juice, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes. Pour the marinade over the salmon. Cover or seal and transfer to refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.

  • Place salmon fillets in center of baking dish. Arrange orange slices (if using) over fillets, then wrap aluminum foil loosely over fillets to trap steam. Bake 15-20 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Top with chopped parsley (if using).

Calories: 155kcal | carbohydrate: twenty twoG | protein: 11G | fat: 2G | cholesterol: twenty threemg | sodium: 1642mg | Potassium: 323mg | sugar: 19G | Vitamin A: 85unit | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | calcium: 16mg | iron: 1.3mg

The Best Salmon Marinade