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Lemongrass Salmon over rice in a white bowl
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Lemongrass Baked Salmon

This Thai salmon comes together fast and cooks at a low temp in lemongrass marinade for maximum flavor and perfectly cooked fish.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: easy dinner, easy salmon recipe, seafood
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $9.00


  • Baking Dish


  • 2 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce (see note)
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 stalk Lemongrass, very finely sliced
  • 2 cloves Shallots, diced
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 1 lb Salmon filets
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • Chopped cilantro, for serving
  • Rice and / or vegetables, for serving


  • Combine dark soy sauce and rice vinegar. Measure out 1 Tbsp and set it aside for the glaze.
  • Whisk the remaining dark soy sauce and vinegar with lemongrass, shallots, and ginger.
  • Cut a few shallow slits through the thickest part of the salmon (this will help it to cook evenly and help the marinade to fully flavor the fish).
  • Combine the salmon and marinade in a baking dish and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 275° F.
  • If your salmon is skin-on, turn it so it is skin-side down in the baking dish. Spoon some of the marinade over the top.
  • Bake until salmon flakes easily with a fork and is is opaque in the center, 25-35 minutes (will vary depending on thickness).
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze by whisking the remaining 1 Tbsp of dark soy sauce and vinegar with honey.
  • When the salmon is finished cooking, remove it from the oven and flip on the oven's broiler.
  • Season the top of the salmon with some salt and pepper. Run the salmon under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes to give it a bit of color.
  • Drizzle the top of the salmon with the honey glaze. (I like the chewy texture of the sliced lemongrass, but you can scrape the lemongrass off if you'd prefer. It will still have all that great lemongrass flavor.)
  • Serve immediately topped with cilantro. Enjoy with rice and vegetables if you'd like.


Dark soy sauce can be found in many standard grocery stores and certainly in any Asian or international market. It is not the same as sweet soy sauce. Dark soy sauce is a thicker, more flavorful version of regular soy sauce (which is what is usually served with sushi). Dark soy sauce makes great sauces and is used in many Thai noodle dishes.


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg