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Asian Salmon with Rice Noodles and Asparagus

Honey Sesame Salmon with Rice Noodles and Asparagus

Asian Salmon with Rice Noodles and Asparagus - the salmon is first marinated in a sauce made with sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger, and then baked in the oven.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian salmon, honey sesame salmon, salmon and asparagus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 581kcal
Author Julia


Honey Sesame Salmon:

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce (for gluten free, use gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • a pinch of ginger , powdered
  • 1.2 lb salmon

Rice Noodles and Asparagus:

  • 8 ounces rice noodles , very thin
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


How to cook honey sesame salmon:

  • To prepare the marinade, in a medium bowl, combine the sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, a pinch of ginger and whisk to blend.
  • Place salmon in a baking dish, skin-side down. Pour the marinade over the salmon, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Bake the salmon uncovered for 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the same baking dish in which you marinated it. Remove the salmon from the oven, pour the marinade from the baking dish into a small saucepan. 
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Slide the spatula under the salmon the remove the skin. Broil salmon (without the marinade or the skin) for about 5 minutes (or more, depending on your broiler), until it caramelizes nicely. Remove from pan.
  • While the salmon is broiling, reduce the sauce (the marinade) in the sauce pan on the stove top by boiling it down a little bit. Be careful – don’t over do it – reduce it just a bit to have enough to pour over each of 4 serving of fish.

How to cook rice noodles and asparagus:

  • While your salmon is baked and broiled in the oven, prepare rice noodles and asparagus.
  • Cook very thin rice noodles according to package instructions, drain.
  • Place asparagus in a glass baking dish, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. 
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (at the same time with salmon, but in a separate dish), until soft but still crispy.

How to serve Asian salmon with rice noodles and asparagus:

  • Place a scoop of rice noodles in the center of each serving plate. 
  • Add several sprigs of asparagus on the side. 
  • Place a serving of salmon on top of noodles. Pour the condensed sauce on top.


Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1172mg | Potassium: 963mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 4.5mg