Soy Salmon Recipe

Photo Credit: Dan Jones

This is a great Soy Salmon Recipe for any party, as you can cook it earlier in the day and serve it hot, cold or at room temperature.

My mum loved using this special soy salmon recipe as a way to really wow her friends and family when they came over for dinner parties. It’s easy to prepare, so you can spend less time on cooking and more time on mingling before sitting down to eat.

Here’s the dish – let me know how this dinner party pleaser goes for you! 

Soy Salmon Recipe


115ml light soy sauce, plus extra to serve

3 tbsp date syrup or golden syrup

100g granulated sugar

4 tbsp good-quality

Vegetable oil

Zest and juice of 4 lemons

1 side of salmon (about 1kg)

100g sesame seeds

4 spring onions, finely sliced

Salt and black pepper 


Put the soy sauce, syrup, sugar and oil into a roasting tin or a baking tray big enough to hold the salmon.

Stir in the lemon zest and mix well, then add the side of salmon.

Get your hands in there and rub the sticky marinade all over the fish so every inch is covered.

Leave the fish, skin-side up, in the marinade for at least 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Turn the salmon skin-side down and pour the lemon juice over it.

Scatter the sesame seeds and half the spring onions on top and season well with salt and pepper.

Bake the salmon in the hot oven for 20–25 minutes until just done.

Serve hot or cold with the remaining spring onions and a drizzle of extra soy sauce.

There you have it, the perfect soy salmon recipe for your next party. 

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