Broiled Asian Salmon and Pinterest

How many of you has Pinterest? How many of you think how convenient it is? How many of you sit for hours “pinning” neat ideas and asking yourself why you never thought of sticking a panty hose at the end of your vacuum cleaner hose to easily locate lost jewelry? I say yes to everything. Isn’t it great? There are many cool websites and blogs out there but who has the time to go over page after page just to look for a recipe or a nifty idea for a weekend DIY?

Anyway, this is how I found this recipe. When I clicked on the picture, it lead me to a website that’s been sitting on my blogroll since I figured out how to use that feature here on WordPress. But if not for Pinterest, I wouldn’t have known about this recipe. Who has time to sit and scroll through 3 years worth of blogs? I’m sure some of you are saying why didn’t I just subscribe for her blog updates? Well, let me ask you this, aren’t you tired of getting your e-mail flooded with updates everyday?

Well, that’s my take on Pinterest. I guess the only thing is that sometimes, 54 different people think that that cat meme is cute so you might see some redundancies every now and then.

Broiled Asian Salmon


  • 3 2 oz. fillets of salmon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 1-2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 4 green onions, sliced another 1 or 2 for topping
  • sambal to taste (optional)

**The original recipe requires rice vinegar but I didn’t have any so I substituted with distilled white vinegar.Β 

**Sambal is an asian chili paste, I didn’t put any in my fish but it would add another dimension to the flavor. So I decided to add it to the glaze which worked out perfectly. Use sparingly, a little can go a long way. Chili flakes will work well, too or tabasco.Β 

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1-2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/2- 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • sambal sauce

Here’s how:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a measuring cup or a small bowl. Stir well.
  2. In a deep dish or ziploc bag, place salmon fillets and pour in marinade. Zip or cover with saran wrap if using a bowl and marinate for at least 30 minutes and place in the fridge.
  3. Preheat oven to broil. Place rack at the upper third of the oven. Prepare a baking sheet by placing a cookie wire rack on top of it. Spray with vegetable oil and place fillets.
  4. Broil for about 20-35 minutes depending on how thick your fillets are.
  5. Let the fish rest and then add glaze and top with sliced green onions. Serve.

Here’s the link to the recipe I adapted this from.Β . She calls it sesame-ginger salmon but it seems unfair to all the other ingredients that also played an important roll in making this recipe super. So I decided to call it Asian Salmon. Because it is asian I think. Also, you don’t have to strictly broil this, you can put it on the grill during hot summer days when broiling is just highly intolerable. Anyway, I hope you try this recipe because it’s really easy. How Sweet It Is did an excellent job coming up with this dish.


13 thoughts on “Broiled Asian Salmon and Pinterest

    • You always know how to put a smile on someone’s face. Thanks! And it’s a good thing you’re not addicted to Pinterest. I really wish I could easily peel myself away from the computer. πŸ™‚ Have a nice day

  1. I actually have an account on Pinterest too but I seldom use it. But I think you’re correct. For as long as you know how to maximize the site, it can do great wonders. Pinning, sharing, and creating!

  2. Love Asian Salmon. When we lived in Japan, we used to go to this little deli type store that had all prepared foods. We would always get this flavored salmon. I’ll have to look at your recipe and make it for my kids.

    • Oh cool! tell me how it goes. my 5yo liked it. And wow! lived in Japan. I have always been fascinated by that country. The only time I’ve been there was during a flight lay over at narita airport. that’s it. πŸ™‚

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  4. Ohhh, salmon. A pan-seared version of this that I ate for brunch in New York got me started on learning how to cook. I think it’s the best-tasting fish (I love eating it raw as sashimi) and needs only the simplest of ingredients to make it shine. πŸ™‚

    I’m on Pinterest, too, but still have mixed feelings about it because of how some users can be so flippant about respecting copyright. (Two of my pictures have been pinned several times and one of Bruno ‘praying’ for treats now links to some spammy websites but people still pin it. I even saw it in another blog as a post, eep, no credit to me at all. I emailed the blogger asking that it be removed but she has not responded. I have no control over it now, ugh. It makes me cringe thinking of it.)

    Anyway, although I’m not there often, I’m starting to enjoy it and just make sure everything I pin links back to the correct source.

    So I’ll see you there? πŸ™‚

    • I love salmon but my favorite is still Tilapia. but this recipe blew me away. You should try it. It’s very easy and most of the ingredients are your pantry mainstays.

      And you know, that’s a very valid point. I never even thought about that. It’s sad how some people can be irresponsible when it comes to posting pictures and giving credit to the owners. And thanks for this reminder I have to watch myself too.

      And yes, you’ll definitely see me there. πŸ™‚

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