Welcome! I am so happy you chose to gather around my table. My name is Mia Swinehart and I am a registered dietitian with a passion for simple healthy recipes, women's hormonal health, and overall wellness!
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:
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.
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!
Simple salmon with a sesame oil and coconut amino glaze! No sugar added, paleo friendly, and delish!
2 salmon filets
Sea salt + pepper
Red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tbsp + 1 tsp avocado oil, divided
1–2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 cup coconut aminos
Season the salmon with garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and pepper (plus red pepper flakes if you want some spice).
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.
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.
Flip the salmon and cook until desired doneness, about 3-5 minutes.
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!
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.
This was fantastic! It tasted amazing and was so simple to make ????
I make this all the time and it’s so easy and delicious!! Definitely my go-to salmon recipe for a quick weeknight dinner.
I’ve never liked cooked salmon until I made this recipe. It couldn’t be easier, healthier or tastier!
I totally agree! This is one of the few ways I enjoy salmon- so happy you like it! xo
I literally make this all the time! You will never eat baked salmon ever again. The skin is so crispy and delicious!
I totally agree!! It’s the only way I eat salmon haha! Thank you Cheryl 🙂
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!
Such an easy, quick, and delicious recipe! Definitely a fan!
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!
My fave salmon recipe hands down!
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!
Love this salmon!!! Do you have any recommendations on the best way to clean the cast iron skillet afterwards!?
A simple and easy recipe that is so delicious!! This is my go-to!
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!
I will never make salmon another way again :). Thanks, Mia!
Agreed!! So glad you loved it as much as I do Laura 🙂
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.
I totally agree- this is way more my flavor preference! I’m so glad you love this one Jasmine 🙂
So easy and so perfect every single time. This salmon recipe is a perfect weeknight staple. Love!
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!
delish!!! added some sesame seeds as a topping. so good!!
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
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!
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!
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?
I think that means your pan is too hot when you add it
Can you make this without using a cast iron I don’t own one? But I’m dying to try this!