Molasses & Ginger Roasted Salmon

By yasmine • December 15, 2015

4 servings
30 min
Molasses & Ginger Roasted Salmon

After several years of grilling salmon and watching cooking shows, I perfected my salmon. It is moist, sweet & savory with deep gingery notes… a must try!

Consider serving our simple asparagus or roasted vegetable side next to it.


  • 700-800 gram salmon (fillet) - سمك السلمون
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil - زيت السمسم
  • 3 tablespoon molasses - عسل أسود
  • 3 teaspoon fresh ginger (freshly grated OR ground) - جنزبيل
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced) - فصوص ثوم
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce - صوص الصويا
  • black pepper (to taste) - فلفل أسود
  • 2 tablespoon rosemary (leaves only) - روزماري/ إكليل الجبل

Step by step

  1. In a small bowl, mix the sesame oil, molasses, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, fresh pepper and half of the rosemary.
  2. Put the defrosted salmon fillet into a zip lock or fridge plastic bag (wrap it in kitchen paper) and add the mix to it. Make sure the liquid is distributed evenly around the salmon, seal the bag and place it in the fridge for a minimum of half hour (it can stay a full day in the fridge) to marinate.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a large oven tray with parchment paper.
  4. Put the salmon skin-side down with all the sauce on the the tray and place it in the middle of the oven. Let it bake for 20-25 minutes. You can re-scatter the fallen sauce over it a couple of times while baking. Don’t panic if the sauce remains turns dark, this is the effect of the caramelization of the molasses.
  5. Garnish with the remaining fresh rosemary and serve it warm.


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