Hoisin Glazed Baked Salmon

After a half hour marinade, this quick and easy broiled salmon with hoisin sauce glaze recipe cooks in just 10 minutes.

Easy Hoisin Glazed Salmon
Elise Bauer

What Is Hoisin?

Have you ever cooked with hoisin sauce? It's that thick, dark, sweet, sour, salty dipping sauce that you spread on the thin pancakes for Chinese mu shu pork.

Hoisin can be used for all sorts of dishes and is terrific as glaze for baked salmon. In this recipe salmon fillets marinate for about 30 minutes in a hoisin-based marinade, and then are quickly broiled.

It's such a quick and easy way to cook salmon I highly recommend keeping a jar of this sauce on hand.

Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon
Elise Bauer

By the way, when I first started living on my own decades ago, and cooking for myself, I would buy some fresh fish at the market, put it in the fridge, cook it several days later, and wonder why it never tasted as good as my mother's. The reason? It was no longer fresh!

Cook Fresh Salmon the Day You Buy It

Now, having been duly trained by my notoriously picky seafood-loving father and my fisherman friends, if I'm buying fresh fish instead of frozen, I cook it the day I buy it. I look for the freshest looking fish at the counter, nothing tired, dull, or remotely fishy smelling.

These salmon fillets were the most gorgeous fillets on ice at the market the other day, and the result of the quick broil with a hoisin glaze? Transcendent.

Hoisin Glazed Baked Salmon

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Marinating 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings

Skin-on salmon is fine to use in this recipe. Just marinate it skin-side up, and cook it skin-side down.


  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (can sub rice vinegar)

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 large clove garlic, smashed and minced

  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets

  • Vegetable oil, for greasing the broiler pan


  1. Make the hoisin marinade:

    Mix the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, and garlic together in a bowl. Taste and adjust to your taste (more lime juice if too sweet, more sugar if too acidic).

  2. Marinate the salmon:

    Coat the salmon pieces in the marinade and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

    How to marinade salmon in hoizon glaze
    Elise Bauer
    hoisin glaze with salmon
    Elise Bauer
  3. Broil the salmon:

    Set the rack in your broiler to about 6 inches underneath the heating element. Turn on the broiler. Lightly grease a foil-lined broiling pan with vegetable oil.

    Arrange the salmon pieces skin side down (if your fillets still have skin on one side) on the pan and paint with a little more of the marinade.

    Broil until done, about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon fillets and the heat of your broiler.

    salmon on foil to go under broiler
    Elise Bauer
    broiled salmon glazed with hoison
    Elise Bauer

    Serve with steamed rice. Asparagus or Asian Coleslaw would work well as side dishes for this salmon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
410 Calories
25g Fat
6g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 410
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 379mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 682mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.