This Ginger Glazed Salmon is salmon as simple and delicious as it gets. The sweet and savory glaze also tastes great on tofu or drizzled over vegetables. 

This recipe was developed by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook. Have a comment, question, or idea? Email Kate at

Time: 25 minutes


  • ½ cup sake
  • 2 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 2-inch piece ginger, sliced
  • ½ tsp. cornstarch
  • 4 6 oz. skinless center-cut salmon fillets
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 Tbs. slivered ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small pan, whisk together the sake, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, sliced ginger, and cornstarch. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until reduced to a syrupy consistency, 3-5 minutes. Strain into a small bowl, extracting as much glaze as possible. Discard the solids. 
  3. Place the fish, skinned side down, on a rimmed, lined baking pan. Spoon the glaze over the fish. Bake until the thinner end of fish flakes easily with a fork, 8-12 minutes. Remove, cover with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes. 
  4. Remove the foil and sprinkle the fish with the scallions and slivered ginger.

Nutrition Information

Per serving (1 fillet with sauce):

  • Calories: 360
  • Total fat: 18 g
  • Sat fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbs: 8 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Total sugar: 4 g
  • Added sugar: 3 g
  • Protein: 32 g
  • Sodium: 380 mg