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Asian Glazed Salmon Salad - a beautiful. healthy salad. The dressing is transformed to a delicious Asian glaze for the salmon.
Asian Glazed Salmon Salad with Maple Ginger Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Asian Glazed Salmon Salad with Maple Ginger Dressing - a healthy, delicious salad. The versatile dressing doubles as part of an Asian glaze for the salmon.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian-fusion
Keyword: Asian Glazed Salmon Salad with Maple Ginger Dressing
Servings: 4
Calories: 317 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 small clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger
  • 6 tablespoons sunflower or other mild-tasting oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons dressing
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sriracha chili sauce*
For the salmon:
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 4- ounce salmon filets with or without skin
  • Asian glaze recipe above
For the salad:
  • 6-8 cups arugula
  • 1 cup red grapes halved
  • ½ cup golden raisins*
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils or seeds
  • 1 large or 2 medium red or yellow pears cored and sliced (leave peel on)
For the dressing:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake, shake, shake. Set aside.

For the glaze:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a steady simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes until thickened and syrupy.

For the salmon:
  1. Preheat oven to 300˚F. (150˚C).

  2. Combine the brown sugar, salt, and cornstarch in small bowl. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels and season with a generous sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture evenly over top of flesh side of salmon, rubbing to distribute. (If you’re using skinless fillets, rub the brown sugar mixture over the top side of the salmon.)

  3. Heat oil in a large, oven-safe nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot and just starting to smoke. Place the salmon, seasoned side down, in a skillet and cook until well-browned, about 1-2 minutes. Using tongs, carefully flip the salmon and cook on the opposite side for 1 minute.

  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and spread a teaspoon of glaze evenly over each salmon fillet. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook 7-10 minutes, until center of thickest part of fillets registers 125 degrees on instant-read thermometer. Keep warm while you prepare the salads.

For the salads:
  1. Divide the arugula between 4 dinner plates. Add the salmon fillets over to one side of plate and drizzle each with another teaspoon or two of the glaze. Scatter salad with grapes, golden raisins and pomegranate arils. Arrange pear slices attractively on one side of salad. Drizzle with dressing and pass extra at the table.

Recipe Notes


Salmon technique adapted from America's Test Kitchen

Nutrition Facts
Asian Glazed Salmon Salad with Maple Ginger Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 1193mg52%
Potassium 744mg21%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 759IU15%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.