i’m just going to put this out there: i can easily (and happily) imagine eating this sesame ginger salmon every week for the next lots of weeks. it’s easy, it’s delicious, and it gets me to eat salmon, which i like, as long as it tastes like a lot of things other than salmon. which this totally does (thank you, sesame, ginger, garlic, scallions, and friends).
aaaand for those of you meal preppers out there (oh how i wish i was one of you!), the sesame ginger marinade is practically begging to be made in a bigger batch and used as needed (maybe keep the scallions out, i think they would be the first to get a lil’ weird). in fact, i know for certain that this recipe can easily be scaled up because it was one of the recipes that i cooked for 35 people over the summer.
and i’ve made this several times since then, partly for recipe testing and partly because did i mention it’s simple and yummy? there are also different cooking options, which gives the salmon different flavor, so it’s like 2-recipes-in-1 in terms of flavors.
you can either bake this sesame ginger salmon (my personal favorite in terms of flavor) or grill it (my personal favorite anytime the temperature outside is above 72° F). i like the baked option because it doesn’t add any additional flavor so you can really taste the flavors in the marinade (and sesame and ginger are two of my favorite flavors).
conversely, grilling is fun because it *does* add additional grill-y flavor, so it’s like a different recipe. the brown sugar in the marinade gets all caramelized and all of these other flavors develop, in addition to the smoky grill flavor, of course.
so basically it’s a choose-your-own (or consult the thermometer outside) adventure. either way, your sesame ginger salmon is going to be delicious and easy. may i recommend some green beans with mustard seeds or simple skillet roasted asparagus to go with it? bon appétit, friends.