Salmon with Hoisin Glaze

Today didn’t start off too well, I felt like I was in a batting range getting slapped at by the baby (he’s going through his terrible 2’s.)   So, as my morning progressed to kicking, screaming and saying no to everything… I gave in.  No grocery store trip today to complete my daily cooked dinners during the week.   I knew that if I looked up at what Cooking Light  had to offer that I could find something with minimal ingredients that I may have laying around to put a fast and quick dinner together without making a trip to the store.    Sure enough I found a fantastic Salmon recipe with only 3 ingredients!  Kid friendly too!  Cooked in less than 10 mins?!!!  How can this be?  Yes….so for you guys out there that don’t believe in cooking, give this one a go- it’s healthy, cost-effective and takes less than 10 mins to make and under 300 calories.  It’s baked too!  This is yet another great salmon recipe hitting my rotation. 🙂

The only thing I didn’t have on hand was the side of snow peas- so I substituted using asparagas and it worked out great!  Loved it.

salmon cooking light


  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless wild salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Lemon rind strips (optional)


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. 2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Add fish to dish, turning to coat. Marinate at room temperature 8 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. 3. Remove fish from marinade; discard marinade. Place fish on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with sesame seeds. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Garnish with rind, if desired.
  4. Garlicky-spicy snow peas: Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 pound snow peas and 1/4 teaspoon salt; sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper; sauté 1 minute. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon sugar; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat; drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil.

Laura Zapalowski, Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving

  • Calories: 255
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Protein: 31.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.9g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 81mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 285mg
  • Calcium: 26mg

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