Just because a meal is quick and easy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice freshness or flavor. This Glazed Asian Salmon with Gluten Free Noodles is awash in a bold sweet and spicy marinade and crisp, crunchy vegetables.
In the time it takes you to preheat your oven, you can have the salmon prepped on a baking sheet, glaze mixed, and fresh noodle salad waiting to be topped. Quick, easy, and delicious!
Sweet, Savory, Spicy, Sticky
With just four simple ingredients, this salmon marinade checks off all the boxes. The naturally buttery rich flavor of the salmon will still shine.
Unlike some proteins, salmon’s natural flavor is enhanced anytime a little sweetness comes into play. For the sweet portion of this marinade I am using honey. In this case Manuka honey.
Manuka honey possesses antibacterial properties. In addition is also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. This monofloral, or single source, honey comes from Australia and New Zealand. While it’s valued for its health benefits, it’s also prized for its complex earthy flavor.
The next component of the marinade in Glazed Asian Salmon with Gluten Free Noodles balances out the honey. Fresh squeezed lime juice offsets the sweetness for a bright, happy acidic pop. Please use fresh limes. There is a complete difference in flavor between fresh and what comes out of the bottle. No plastic shaped limes please!
To round out the savory and salty notes, Gluten Free soy sauce is added. Make sure to check your labels to ensure it’s gluten free. You can also use Gluten Free tamari.
The last component of the marinade gives a kick of heat…gochujang. This Korean fermented chile paste is a little sweet, a little spicy, and a little funky. Most varieties are Gluten Free, but double check.
Building your Glazed Asian Salmon with Gluten Free Noodles Bowl
This quick and easy dinner comes together in three easy steps. Marinade, bake, and make your noodle salad.
Salmon doesn’t require much time to absorb the flavor of a marinade, especially with the addition of any source of acid. You only need to let the fish marinate for 10 minutes.
This recipe cooks the salmon at a higher heat quickly. Depending on the thickness of your salmon and also how well you like your salmon done, it only takes 10 minutes. For medium salmon you want an internal temperature of 130. For medium-well you want to aim for 135. If your salmon flakes easily with a fork it is done.
The last part of Glazed Asian Salmon with Gluten Free Noodles is the noodle salad. This recipe uses brown rice noodles. Follow the directions on your package for cooking as many call for you to rinse the noodles in order to stop the cooking process. These truly are a weeknight wonder for meals.
Love seafood? Make sure you check out my recipe for Catch of the Day with Island Kiwi Salsa. Now let’s get cooking!
Glazed Asian Salmon with Gluten Free Noodles
- Baking Sheet
- Cutting board
- Mixing Bowl
- 1 lbs salmon filets
- 1 tbsp honey Manuka honey
- 2 limes, juiced
- 2 tsp gochujang
- 1/4 cup Gluten Free soy sauce
Rice Noodle Salad
- 1 pkg Gluten Free brown rice noodles, cooked according to directions
- 3 cups napa cabbage, sliced thin
- 2 cups bell peppers, or sweet peppers, sliced thin
- 2 tbsp honey Manuka honey
- 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/3 cup Glute Free soy sauce
- black sesame seeds and green onions for serving
- Mix the honey, soy sauce, lime juice and gochujang together. Pour over the salmon and allow to marinate for 10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cook your salmon for about 10 minutes or until desired doneness. For medium you want an internal temperature of 130, for medium-well 135. Allow to rest.
Rice Noodle Salad
- In a bowl whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, and ginger powder. Add in noodles and sliced vegetables and toss to combine.
- Divide noodles and top with glazed Salmon. Spring with black sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!