I’m lucky that my kids are pretty good eaters. They eat most things happily – and the things don’t even have to be cute, that’s just my own little obsession – and eat meat (chicken, pork, beef) like it’s going out of fashion. I try and get fish into them at least once a week, and my go-to dishes (which I know they’ll like) are either steamed barramundi with ginger & black bean sauce, or salmon & sweet potato patties. Last night I tried a new one on them – baked honey soy salmon.

I stumbled upon Not Quite Nigella’s baked salmon the other day and it reminded me that I make something very similar. Instead of oyster sauce, sugar and soy, I just use honey and soy, but it’s effectively the same thing. Also, I usually serve this with rice, instead of soba noodles. This dish is incredibly easy to make – the prep time is literally about 10 minutes and 20-25 minutes to cook. I used to pan fry the salmon, instead of baking it but find it’s just easier (and cleaner!) to bake everything in one dish #lazymum

I’d completely forgotten that I made this dish – it used to be a regular for Panu and I but while I was pregnant with Sam, I went off cooked salmon in a huge way and it’s only now slowly creeping back into my diet.

So this was our dinner last night. The kids loved it so it’s going on my regular pescatarian list 🙂

Baked honey soy salmon
500g salmon cut into 4 pieces
1 bunch bok choy or any Asian greens
1/3 cup water
2 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs honey
Spring onion
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Combine soy and honey in a  small saucepan and stir over low heat for a few seconds until the honey dissolves. Remove from heat and add water.
  3. Marinade the salmon pieces in this mixture for a few minutes, or longer if you have the time.
  4. Lay the bok choy on the bottom of an oven safe dish and place salmon pieces on top. Drizzle the honey soy mixture over the fish. Top with a few slices of spring onion.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, spooning the honey soy mixture over at least once.
  6. Once cooked, serve with rice.
Serves 4

One Thought on “recipe | baked honey soy salmon

  1. It looks great Catty! I love having it with soba but I can rice is also a natural partner. I love easy tray bakes!

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