Honey Sesame Salmon with Rice Noodles and Asparagus – you’ll love this Asian-style dinner. The salmon is first marinated in a sauce made with sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger. Then, the salmon is baked in the oven.

I always has a problem with the smell of salmon , like my previous recipe i often added honey or avocado or butter with lemon to make its not too fishy.

If you don’t like salmon because it’s fishy or dry just like me , you need to try this Asian salmon recipe! The salmon in this recipe is very moist, flaky, juicy, and flavorful. The Asian sauce is smooth and silky, with just the right amount of garlic. The whole dish is very easy to make – I make this for dinner right after a long day at work!  Rice noodles and asparagus in addition to honey sesame salmon make this a complete meal – you don’t need to worry about side dishes!

Honey Sesame Salmon with Rice Noodles and Asparagus Recipe
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.

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
Nutrition Facts
Honey Sesame Salmon with Rice Noodles and Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 581Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 1172mg49%
Potassium 963mg28%
Total Carbohydrates 66g22%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 15g
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A18.2%
Vitamin C8.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.