salmon and broccoli on white tray with fork

My tried and true, staple salmon recipe!

Basically the only way I ever make salmon! I never really measure much (it’s so easy!), but I wanted to put together some rough estimates for you guys!

The sesame oil and coconut aminos make the most amazing glaze in the pan, which you’ll spoon over the top of the salmon. The result is a super flavorful, crispy salmon. It’s so good, every time!

What you need:

  • Salmon
  • Avocado oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Garlic + onion powder
  • Sea salt + pepper
  • Red pepper flakes

This is a great recipe to have in your back pocket to throw together with any simple sides- from roasted veggies to fluffy rice or quinoa. You can have dinner ready in 30 minutes or less! We are obsessed!

You can totally play around with the seasonings, and the measurements of the sauce really don’t need to be super exact. You really can’t mess this one up!

We love having this salmon with a side of rice and some broccoli or cauliflower- it’s such a delish and satisfying meal.

salmon and broccoli on white tray with fork and small bowl of black sesame seeds
salmon and broccoli on white tray with forks

This salmon will quickly become one of your weeknight staples once you try it. It’s my absolute favorite way to cook it, and I can’t wait for you guys to try it out!

Enjoy! xx

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Go-To Glazed Salmon

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Simple salmon with a sesame oil and coconut amino glaze! No sugar added, paleo friendly, and delish! 


  • 2 salmon filets 
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sea salt + pepper
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp avocado oil, divided 
  • 12 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos


  1. Season the salmon with garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and pepper (plus red pepper flakes if you want some spice). 
  2. Heat a cast iron or non stick skillet over medium heat with 1 tbsp of the avocado oil. Place the salmon in the pan skin side down, the drizzle the tops of the filets with another 1 tsp avocado oil. 
  3. Allow salmon to cook for 3-4 minutes, then pour the coconut aminos and the sesame oil over the filets and cook for another 2-3 minutes. A glaze will start to form in the pan– use a spoon to spoon the glaze over the tops of the salmon.
  4. Flip the salmon and cook until desired doneness, about 3-5 minutes. 

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Paleo, Recipes


Dec 5, 2019

Go-To Glazed Salmon

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  1. Natalie says:

    Sooo easy!! This is a staple for when I’m super busy. Pro tip: especially while cooking for one, buy a bag of individually wrapped frozen wild caught salmon. In the morning take one out and place it in the fridge in a bowl of water. By time you get home from work the salmon will be defrosted and ready to cook!

  2. Emily says:

    LOVE. I put mine with brown rice, a little bit of baby potatoes, onion, and roasted haricot vert and then put a little extra glaze on the top. So so good and so quick and easy to make.

  3. Taya says:

    This was fantastic! It tasted amazing and was so simple to make ????

  4. Ashley says:

    I make this all the time and it’s so easy and delicious!! Definitely my go-to salmon recipe for a quick weeknight dinner.

  5. Jena says:

    I’ve never liked cooked salmon until I made this recipe. It couldn’t be easier, healthier or tastier!

  6. Cheryl says:

    I literally make this all the time! You will never eat baked salmon ever again. The skin is so crispy and delicious!

  7. Tori says:

    Hands down the best way to make salmon! Made it for friends the other night and they thought I spent all day cooking, when all I really did was take 10 mins to cook the salmon!

  8. Amber says:

    Such an easy, quick, and delicious recipe! Definitely a fan!

  9. Lindsey Keller says:

    I love this salmon sauce recipe! So simple and really takes your salmon to the next level. I paired with Mia’s cabbage side dish. Delish!

  10. Michelle says:

    My fave salmon recipe hands down!

  11. Maria says:

    Unf***ing real. This salmon recipe is my go-to for pairing with salads or veggies. Please, stop reading the comments and just go make it. You will not regret it. I promise you. It’s my favorite thing ever and i don’t think I’ll ever get tired of making it.

    Thank you so much, Mia for sharing this recipe!

  12. Liza says:

    Love this salmon!!! Do you have any recommendations on the best way to clean the cast iron skillet afterwards!?

  13. Brandi says:

    A simple and easy recipe that is so delicious!! This is my go-to!

  14. Dana says:

    Mia! Thank you for bringing this recipe I to my life. Finally tried it and it’s amazing! The skin was so good and crispy and the sauce was perfect. Also, hard to resist a 10-minute meal!

  15. Laura says:

    I will never make salmon another way again :). Thanks, Mia!

  16. jasmine bigham says:

    I find all salmon recipes call for some sort of lemon-dill combo and it’s just not for me. This is hands down the best way to prepare salmon. 100% recommend.

  17. Tamara says:

    So easy and so perfect every single time. This salmon recipe is a perfect weeknight staple. Love!

  18. Emily A says:

    This salmon is so so delicious! We’ve been cooking it on the grill. My mom says it’s as good as any salmon she could order out at a restaurant. We love it!

  19. carly says:

    delish!!! added some sesame seeds as a topping. so good!!

  20. Gaby says:

    I love this recipe! I’ve made it easily 10 times and just about every time I have salmon. IThe directions are easy to follow but even if you add a little more of this or a little more of that it turns out great! Highly recommend

  21. Rachel says:

    So good and quick! Saved me on a night when I had not planned ahead. I had some very fishy Sockeye and this glaze was perfect – so much so that my 11 year old asked for seconds! Thank you, Mia!

  22. Seraphina says:

    I’m a college student so I’m short on both time and fancy ingredients. This recipe is incredible, and it’s just as fast as making pasta. You are a wonder!

  23. Jess says:

    What am I doing wrong, my coconut amino burns up the second it gets in the pan…no time for it to even glaze. Cooking on medium in a cast iron skillet, second time I made it because the flavor was still good, but feel I must be missing something?

  24. Shantinique Webster says:

    Can you make this without using a cast iron I don’t own one? But I’m dying to try this!

  25. Melina sagarrica says:

    Hi Mia, how can I adapt to cook in the oven instead? I don’t have a cast iron and prefer to bake if possible!

  26. Alison says:


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