Roasted Salmon
Fillet Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Salmon Recipe

This Roasted Salmon Fillet Recipe is a very popular restaurant salmon recipe.

I love the flavors created by using wild Alaskan King or Sockeye salmon and golden brown sugar with some unsalted butter and a few spices and other ingredients including soy sauce. And because of the soy sauce, this restaurant salmon recipe is called an Asian Roasted Salmon Fillet.

The pictures show wilted spinach served with the roasted salmon.

Roasted Salmon Fillet Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Salmon Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 4.


  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 teaspoon of water
  • 4 six-seven ounce wild King or Sockeye salmon fillets
  • 12 ounces of baby spinach if you wish to serve your roasted salmon fillets with wilted spinach
  • Salt and pepper



  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a heavy sauce pan over medium heat (please don't burn)
  • Add crushed red pepper and minced garlic and stir until fragrant (about 1 minute)
  • Add sugar and whisk until the mixture is melted and smooth and begins to bubble (about 3 minutes)
  • Whisk in lime juice and soy sauce
  • Increase heat and boil until the mixture is reduced to 3/4 cup (about 2 minutes)
  • Add cornstarch mixture and boil until thick (about 2 more minutes)
  • Set your sauce aside
  • Melt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat
  • Cook salmon fillets until golden brown (about 2 minutes per side)
  • Transfer fillets to a baking sheet
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of sauce over each fillet
  • Put salmon fillets in your oven and roast until fish is opaque in the center or to your desired doneness (about 5 minutes)

That's it! Your roasted wild salmon fillet recipe is complete!

Instructions for Wilted Spinach:

  • Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a large pot over medium-high heat
  • Add spinach and toss until wilted but still bright green (about 3 minutes)
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Using tongs, divide spinach among the four plates
  • Top the spinach with a salmon fillet
  • Drizzle each salmon fillet with the remaining sauce, garnish each with green onion if you wish and serve

Enjoy your Asian Roasted Salmon Fillet Recipe and the company of those you share it with.


Did you know? In 1533, Catherine de' Medici became queen of France; she so fancied spinach, she insisted it be served at every meal.

To this day, dishes made with spinach are known as "Florentine", reflecting Catherine's birth in Florence.