Cooking salmon in the oven is so simple and so fast. It’s a great method to learn because once you do it once there is no going back. Although I often just rub salmon with olive oil, salt and pepper but today we are going fancy ( I didn't say hard) with this delicious BBQ sauce that I want to slather on everything. The tamarind and ginger BBQ sauce is a bit tart, savory with bold flavors, a bit sweet and a hint of spice making it a perfect compliment to the hearty salmon fish.
So If you want an easy, fancy main meal, it doesn’t get much better than roasted salmon. Its perfect for midweek cooking and fancy enough for company. In the summer serve it al fresco style with friends, or its defiantly a dinner to impress the in-laws. Oven Baked Salmon with delicious Honey Ginger and Tamarind Glaze is a quick and easy salmon recipe sure to become your favorite! This whole dish is made with a few ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 5-7 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 min depending on the thickness of your salmon
Total Time: 20 min
3 pounds skin-on salmon fillets (8 ounces per person)
Lime wedges, to serve
1/2 cup Tamarind Bbq sauce
Salmon is best cooked quickly at high temperature. Preheat the oven to 425°F: with a rack placed in the middle.
Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel.
Rub the salmon with the Bbq sauce to coat.
Place the salmon in the baking sheet, skin-side down.
Roasting time depends on the thickness of your salmon. For every half-inch of salmon, roast 4 to 6 minutes. So for an inch thick salmon (that's usually the center part of the fillet you are looking at approximately12 minutes.
When the salmon flakes easily with a fork and a bit pink in the middle, it's ready.
You can also use an instant read thermometer to check for doneness. The USDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 145°F. So 120°F to 130°F is for medium-rare or 135°F to 145°F for medium and well-done.
Serve the sticky salmon with lime wedges, fresh cilantro and a simple cucumber and onions salad. I love to also serve it with extra Bbq sauce and jasmine rice on the side to mop this goodness.