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Easy Baked Honey Orange Sesame Salmon

Scrumptious 20 minute meal! Baked salmon is one of the easiest dinner and this recipe packs the flavor with the orange, honey, soy sauce, and sesame seed sauce! You mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and pour it over the salmon and bake! Super easy and delicious. Serve with rice, potatoes, veggie side, or a green salad. Dinner is done in no time. Read all the tips to cook your salmon to perfection! 

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 lb salmon, skin on
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra for rubbing on salmon
  • 1 tablespoons orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 orange, sliced for serving
  • Fresh parsley, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray, or rub with a little oil and a paper towel. Pat salmon dry on both sides and rub with a little olive oil and season with salt. Set aside.
  2. Combine orange juice, olive oil, orange zest, soy sauce, garlic, sesame seeds, pinch of salt, and honey in a bowl. Whisk well. Pour a few spoonfuls of sauce on the prepared baking pan. Place salmon skin side up on prepared pan with sauce.
  3. Bake for about 7 minutes, take out of the oven, and carefully flip salmon skin down (use a flat and large spatula). Pour remaining sauce over the salmon and keep baking.
  4. Bake for and additional 10-15 minutes, until salmon is done to your preferred taste (rare, medium, or well done). If desired- broil for 2 minutes to get a nice golden top. Bake time will depend on the size and thickness of salmon filet. Sprinkle with extra sesame seeds parsley as garnish. Mangia!
  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15-20 min
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Salmon, easy meal, soy sauce, honey, orange, easy dinner, baked salmon, sesame seeds