Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon and Asparagus

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Easy oven Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon and Asparagus made on one pan with a sweet and savory Asian glaze that will make you swoon!  This healthy, 30 minute meal is the perfect solution for busy weeknights. 

Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon and Asparagus

Are you a fish person? I don’t like “fishy” fish – the kind that you can smell a mile away and tastes like the water it came from (hello lake trout) unless it is cooked in some really spectacular way that takes away that super fishy taste. But most mild fish I love and I’m especially partial to mahi mahi and salmon.

Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon and Asparagus

In fact, I still remember the first time I ever tried salmon. A friend of my dad’s brought him a huuuuuge Alaskan salmon he’d caught on a fishing trip and the whole family shared it for dinner that night. I’m just gonna say that that scrawny little seven year old tomboy version of me could pack away the salmon. Had to fight off my brothers to get the last bit but ohhhh was it worth it.

To answer your questions, yes I was a tomboy and yes, little pint-sized me could out-eat my older brothers!

Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon and Asparagus

This salmon is one of my favorites I’ve ever tasted because that. sauce. is. heaven. It’s sweet and savory at the same time and I just have a thing for sesame flavor. The trick is to glaze the salmon and asparagus twice, once right before you put it in the oven, and again about 5 minutes before it’s done.

And I know I’ve gone on and on about the salmon but did you notice there is asparagus involved here?? Another amazing dinner AND side dish in one. Hooray! for taking the stress out of finding a side dish to go with your entree am I right???

Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon and Asparagus

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“This is the second time I made this. So easy, and so delicious. This is a keeper.” – Gracie

Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon and Asparagus

Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon and Asparagus

Easy oven baked salmon and asparagus with a sweet and savory sesame glaze.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 4 ounce salmon fillets (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 pound asparagus spears, ends trimmed

Sesame Glaze

  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch


  • sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a baking pan. In a small-medium sauce pan combine all glaze ingredients except for water, corn starch, and sesame seeds. Whisk together ingredients and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • In a small bowl stir together cold water and corn starch til dissolved. Add to sauce and stir til thickened, then remove from heat.
  • Arrange salmon fillets and asparagus in a single layer on prepared baking pan. Brush half of the sauce over the salmon and asparagus.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then brush remaining sauce over salmon and asparagus. Bake another 5 minutes or so until asparagus is tender and salmon is pink and flaky. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.
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What meaSuremEnts and cooktime would i need for 2 people?

    Laura- cut the ingredients in half, the cook time won’t change too much. Maybe just shave off a few minutes and keep your eye on it!

Love the look of this recipe, however 400degrees seems a little high? im in Aus – is this 400F or 400C?
Thanks, looking forward to trying it!

    400F is what is called for!

made the Asparagus on the Grill Sunday, with grilled Chicken, baked Potatoes and an Asian side salad. was wonderful. will make this again, and I’m not much of Asparagus, but fresh on the grill has changed my mind

    Yesssss! I am so excited to hear that you’ve found a way to love asparagus! It’s one of my very favorite veggies! 🙂

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Hello! I never write reViews, but wanted to let you know that my 4 year old loved this salmon. Ihave never been able to get him to eat any fish, so this is the highest praise. I cant wait to try some of your other recipes!

    So happy to hear that!! Getting a 4 year old to eat salmon is impressive! 😉

incredible recipe. congrats and thanks for sharing

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