sheet pan sesame ginger

salmon with broccoli
No ratings yet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups baby carrots halved lengthwise
  • 4 salmon filets
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, ½ cup soy sauce, ¼ rice wine vinegar, ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro, 2 cloves garlic (or 2 frozen garlic cubes), 1 teaspoon ginger (or 1 frozen cube), and 2 teaspoons sesame seeds.
  • On a large sheet tray (or two), arrange 3 cups broccoli, 2 cups carrots, and 4 (6 once) salmon filets.  Drizzle half of the sauce over the veggies and salmon, using tongs to toss the vegetables with the sauce, if needed. You don’t want a lot of extra sauce on the sheet pan because the sauce itself will burn.
  • Drain off any excess sauce that isn’t coating the fish or veggies.
  • Roast in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and drizzle the remaining sauce over the salmon and veggies and garnish with 4 thinly sliced scallions. Serve warm alongside rice.


  • To complete this meal serve alongside rice or Asian noodles and a cucumber salad or fresh mango slices.


  • Protein: Salmon can be swapped with shrimp or chicken thighs (adjusting cooking time slightly to cook until 165°F).
  • Vegetarian: Swap the salmon for tempeh or extra-firm tofu (drained well).
  • Gluten-free: Soy sauce can be swapped with tamari or coconut aminos.


  • Make marinade or sauce ahead of time and store in an airtight container.
  • Thaw salmon, if using frozen.
  • Batch cook rice or Asian noodles ahead of time, if desired.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1299mg | Potassium: 1368mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 9506IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 3mg