Easy Spicy Ginger Salmon

I’m afraid after this post, seafood lovers wanting to visit Australia may seriously reconsider.


I honestly find it ironic how many non Australian citizens proclaim how they want to come to Australia because of the seafood. Sure, our seafood is fresh and delicious but if you want to visit Australia primarily to eat seafood, you’d better-

a) Be a Kardashian

b) Be a Kardashian

c) Be a Kardashian

Just kidding. They don’t eat salmon. They have their slim fast cookies- or whatever new product Kris Jenner has them selling themselves over.

Growing up, salmon was without a doubt a ‘treat food’. I still remember the days where I’d actually look forward to the rare dinners where mum surprise us with a meal centred around salmon. Key word- RARE. The price of salmon here in Australia would make truffles and caviar seem like standard fare. I wish I was joking. It’s not just the fresh salmon which is elevated in price- even the tinned variety doubles or sometimes triples the price of A grade tuna.


These days, long time blog followers know my budget most definitely does NOT allow for salmon to be eaten very often- heck, unless it’s on special, I may be fortunate to have it once or twice a month. That’s alright though- I have the tinned variety to get my omega 3’s- tuna, sardines and salmon.

This recipe, while simple in preparation and cooking- is so flavourful with just the ability to adjust the spice factor based on taste. The addition of ginger adds the Asian flare which doesn’t detract from the fish itself- I mean, if you’re shelling out big dollars for it, you’d want to taste the damn fish.

Easy Spicy Ginger Salmon


Easy Spicy Ginger Salmon

A super simple Salmon recipe with a delicious spice mix to add that zing you'll fall in love with!
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Servings: 4
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • 4 portions of salmon skin removed (around 120-150 grams)
  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 2 T mild chilli sauce I used Sambal Oelek
  • 1 T soy sauce or alternative
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger. minced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp+ red pepper flakes optional
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and spray generously with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sesame oil, chilli sauce, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Mix until well combined.
  • Coat each salmon filet individually in the marinade and set on the baking tray.
  • Cover the top with the tin foil and allow fish to cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on oven time. Once salmon is just cooked, remove from oven and allow to sit in aluminium foil for another 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.


Avoid using chilli sauces with added sugars like sriracha- it really detracts away from the flavour of the fish. This salmon recipe is so flavourful, it’s best to eat with plain steamed rice or atop a simple salad with potatoes.

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82 thoughts on “Easy Spicy Ginger Salmon

  1. SALMON is my favourite kind of fish, without a doubt! I can really imagine the taste of this one. Perfect! Ginger soy and chili complement salmon very well!
    Salmon may not be as expensive as you describe it but it’s definitely on the pricier side. At home we don’t have it often, 2-3 times a month absolutely max. I only habe it when it’s on sale, but prefer to wait when I visit my parents so that we have it together 😉 we eat it plain, with s&p and a drizzle of lemon juice. But next time I’m making your recipe!
    I like how you play around with props and improve your photography skills! I can clearly see an improvement from when I started following 🙂

  2. Ok, you can replace ‘Australia’ with the ‘UK’ for all the info above – it’s exactly the same. Salmon is such a treat – something I only buy when it’s on an amazing offer. Even tinned salmon is around £4 a tin. And I live in Scotland!!! Scottish salmon is renowned all over the world for being incredible, but this means it all gets shipped abroad… 🙁
    Pretty much all of the fish in the UK is deep fried and served with chips…. And that’s the only way people will eat it.

    My fav fish would either be salmon or mackerel. Or if I am feeling made of money, monkfish! (Haha, that’s never!)

  3. Kim Kardashian would eat a stick of gum and a Mike N Ike. Ale xan dI got some Chili Jam while in Madison, and I would liken it to Sambal–he was going to use it on some chicken this Monday, but we used it as a dipping sauce because I wasn’t going to be there when it cooked and we didn’t want it to burn (it was his first time cooking in a LONG time). I love Sambal though, as well as Gochujang.

  4. Favourite kind of fish mightbe salmon, but I also recently fell in love with red fish fillet! I might try the sauce on that one.

  5. The marinade sounds amazing though I would rather coat some chicken than salmon. I hate fish. I am really sorry about it and I would love to like fish but it makes me gag. I try to eat fish every now and then but that doesn’t change 🙁
    I love the chili flakes on the photo 🙂

  6. When I went back to Australia, I couldn’t believe how expensive fish was! Thank goodness my mum was covering my grocery costs 😉 It does taste about 100 times better than fish from the UK, though.

  7. Way to crush my dreams of going to Australia just to eat salmon. Seriously Arman, what are you trying to do to me?! I guess this recipe makes up for it. 😉 My dad is actually in Alaska right now so I’m crossing my fingers that he brings some salmon back for me so I can make this. If not then I might just have to bite the bullet and make a trip to whole foods. Though the red pepper flakes are definitely not optional in my opinion.

  8. I love ALL seafood. Maybe my favorite is salmon? That’s hard. We went to a “secret restaurant” kind of in PDX last weekend… they just make whatever they get from the fish market that day fresh. SO AMAZING. We make salmon at least once a week at my house… I blame it on why my hair has gotten so damn thick.

  9. I love salmon!! This salmon looks delish!! Its everywhere around here and thats exactly how i like it. although sometimes i’ll think twice before ordering it like “oh charlotte, salmon again?” (said in a boston snobby voice, in my own head) but i always get it anyways. its my go-to. its the best food.

    kim kardashian would eat Fancy Feast cat food bc she’s slowly morphing into a cat face, but still likes to keep it classy

    1. LOL- She would NOT eat fancy feast- That’s what Eva Longoria eats (she promotes it here lolol).

      As for the other question- Hopefully end of October- going to do Toronto and NYC hopefully- please let’s meet up! (Come to Toronto and party with Davs!)

  10. The only fish I eat come in capsule form 😛 I like the idea of liking fish, but I’ve never actually been able to get past the smell/texture. Maybe one day? Until then, I’ll blow all my money on things like fancy almond butters and cereal 😀

  11. As a born again seafood lover, you knowww I’m all about this post. Salmon is my favorite fish by far and I can only imagine that it’s a bit of a rarity over there. When you visit me in LA (because LA is as cool as NYC… I swear) I am taking you to a seafood restaurant on the water and you’ll die because there are so many salmon variations to order. And this preparation sounds so good!! Gotta try it– when I’m feeling ambitious enough to make my own instead of buy it pre-cooked. 🙂

  12. Kim Kardashian is Paleo…she told me. I spent $26 on fucking scallops yesterday. I didn’t realize it till I got to the checkout. That post better make me a ton of money cause $26 for 10 scallops is not in this blogger’s budget either…

    1. Hahaha, you have me with the Kardashian references. Is it bad that reruns of KUWTK is my total not-guilty pleasure to watch when I work out?

      Salmon and ginger are two of my favorites, so I’m all about this. I need to try sardines for those omega 3’s, but I’m scared. Because…well, eyeballs.

  13. I will admit that my guilty pleasure is watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians. And, I intend to head out east to check out their Hamptons store one of these days….I really only eat fish in sushi which is a step up for me since I didn’t touch any type of fish, including sushi until a few years ago. Now it’s my favorite.

  14. Although I have been reading (and truly enjoying) your blog for a few months now, this is my very first comment… Thanks for sharing a part of your life on this little blog of yours!

    Thanks also for this fantastic dinner idea – I am about to start cooking this beautiful & easy salmon dish for my husband & I, along with a salad and oven roasted baby potatoes. Salmon is not cheap around here (Chicago), but I was willing to “splurge” a little tonight! Don’t we all deserve that every now and then!?

    Apart from salmon, I also really like Mahi Mahi, and so many more – just depends on how it is prepared, I guess!

  15. The best fish I’ve ever eaten is halibut cheeks.
    I am originally from Seattle where salmon is king. I have been craving salmon lately and love ginger so bravo to you for creating this recipe.
    I must admit I have never seen any Kardashian show so I’ve no idea what they eat. All-bran?
    Hope your first weekend in your new abide is relaxing!

  16. nom nom nom I do love salmon! I honestly love pretty much all seafood! Thank god it is not outrageously priced here in MN. It may not be the freshest seafood but it is still affordable and tasty.

  17. So I am guessing that it would be cheaper to fly to Los Angeles and buy 3 pounds of salmon to cook with me… Than to simply just buy salmon Australia? LOL!!!!

    I BOUGHT SEAFOOD IMPULSIVELY OVER THE INTERNET ON WEDNESDAY and I got it today and OMG OMG I am so excited. You might melt from jealousy!!! 😉

  18. Insane that salmon is so expensive! Although, I’m originally from the Caribbean and our fresh fish/seafood can get pretty pricey as well so I shouldn’t be surprised.
    My favourite fish is probably tilapia because it’s so easy to make.

  19. Until last week, I’d never had salmon except for in sushi. And I was surprised to find that I actually liked it! Since then, I’ve been looking up different salmon recipes to try so this is super timely & looks great! 🙂

    Also, love that you called things ‘tinned’ instead of ‘canned’ – might have to adopt that. It sounds far better.

  20. Yummm I love salmon and this is definitely something that I will have to try. Salmon isn’t too expensive here depending on where you buy it! I always buy it de-skinned though… nobody got time for that!! gag.. Kim Kardashian would eat her own selfie if she could… first thing that comes to mind. ha. It’s early! :p I love mahi mahi and scallops! nom nom nom Love your blog!

  21. This looks bloody delicious boy! Agreed that Salmon is not the cheapest fish and definitely a treat! I have had so much seafood this week though, I think I might actually be fished out!

  22. Fresh walleye is probably my favorite cooked fish. When we’re talking raw (you know I love my raw fish) I love salmon and escolar!
    Salmon is fairly expensive in Chicago…. So sad!

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