Quick Broiled or Grilled Korean Salmon

This Korean Salmon dish is so quick and simple it hurts, simply flashed under the broiler after sitting in a really tasty marinade for an hour or so.

Portrait image of grilled korean salmon fillet with stir fried noodles served on a black plate

Simply Broiled Salmon.

It is hard to beat fish when it comes to quick dinner recipes and this simple salmon offering is a real good un!

This recipe is nothing more than some marinated salmon that is cooked under a hot grill or broiler.

It comes courtesy of an old friend who informs me that this is called Yang Nyum Salmon. It joins just one other Korean inspired dish on my site, my Korean Steamed Chicken recipe.

The ingredients that it uses should be familiar to anyone who cooks Asian inspired food regularly.

Portrait close up image of grilled korean salmon fillet

Ingredient Notes.

As I have mentioned above you if you have landed here then the chances are high that you are familiar with most of these ingredients.

However, just in case you are not, then I will run through a couple of things.

  1. Mirin: This is a type of rice wine similar to sake, but it is sweeter. If you want to substitute it, then add a little more sugar and any other rice wine.
  2. Light Soy Sauce: This does not mean low sodium soy sauce!
Portrait overhead image of grilled Korean salmon fillet served on a black plate with stir fried noodles

Serving Suggestions.

I like serving this recipe with noodles, in all fairness I like serving lots of things with noodles!

This noodle dish in these pictures is a take on my sweet and sour noodles.

Adding toasted sesame seeds and sliced spring onions is also a nice touch.

It would work equally well with stir fried broccoli.

Some pickles like pickled daikon or pickled cucumber would also be fantastic!

Grilled Korean Salmon Recipe

Grilled Korean Salmon Recipe

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinade Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This Korean salmon recipe cooks in just 10 minutes after sitting in a marinade for an hour and it is as delicious as it is simple!


  • 300 g Salmon Fillet

For the Marinade

  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 20 g Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp Mirin
  • 1 Tsp Honey
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce


  1. Mash the garlic cloves.
  2. Grate the ginger.
  3. Combine the garlic and ginger with the remaining marinade ingredients.
  4. Place the salmon flesh side down in the marinade and allow to sit for an hour.
  5. Preheat your grill or broiler to very hot!
  6. Place the fish on its side on a foil-coated baking sheet and slide under the grill for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Flip over and cook the other side.
  8. Then flip the fish so that it is skin side up and slide under the grill until it crisps up. This should take 1-2 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 638mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 34g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

34 thoughts on this Recipe:

  1. That is the most gorgeous looking piece of salmon ever! We’re big salmon fans in our house so I’ll have to try this soon!

  2. I’m also not that familiar with Korean kitchen, but I absolutely love the way this dish looks! Those crispy edges on salmon look just wonderful, and the selection of ingredients and spices is just mouthwatering!

  3. Such delicious flavours! I don’t think I have tried Korean cuisine, I need to seek some out! And I love the look of those noodles!

  4. I always like to try something new when it comes to salmon as it can be so versatile and this sounds absolutely delicious, mum’s put it on my list of dishes to try

  5. This looks beautiful, and I’ve been eyeing that salmon recipe too. Sound fabulous. What noodles did you pair this with because they too look delicious?

    • Thanks Mary the noodles were just some simple egg noodles cooked with some Dark Soy, Chingkiang Vinegar and a little Mirin, the Cucumber was just shredded and soaked in a little salt and then squeezed dry.

  6. Your salmon and egg noodle salad look so delicious! They just seem meant for each other! (I just landed on your site while browsing for my Pinterest materials on Foodgawker. And I realised that I actually “know” you from Food Blogger Central Facebook group. I never knew what your website was until now and it’s so nice to meet you here finally! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    • Hey Sue, glad you found me… I had a poke around your site and now I have an even longer list of food that I have to cook ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. This salmon looks so perfectly cooked, you’re making me want to go out and get some right now for dinner tonight! — I just may.. this looks amazing!

  8. Hi Brian,

    This is such a fantastic recipe! I would most probably serve mine with grass salad because I want the salmon to be the star of this dish. It looks really amazing, great job!


  9. Being forced to do things never is fun! I hope you will recover the love for cooking on fire one day! I get the lack of time part… I never thought running a blog was taking that much time. On the other hand it’s a fun thing to do! Hillary has more than this recipe that’s getting my attention! I get why you find some inspiration over there!


  10. Beautiful recipe Brian! I love Salmon but mostly tend to smoke it without marinade! I’m curious how this tastes! Looking forward to try this recipe!

    • Cheers Simon, I’d love to expolore smoking and curing more but kinda got turned off cooking on fire after being forced to do it for the first 9 months of living in Hungary, whether it be 45C outside or -15C outside… Having said that I have vague plans on doing something this summer, if time ever stops getting away from me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hillary did a great job with the original recipe, I am really familiar with the flavours so know they work really well together but the ratios were very different and really good.

  11. Thanks Laura, it’s kinda a new one on me and I don’t know a lot about Korean food but it tasted wonderful… I am comfortable with the ingredients, they were used in very different ratios to whatI am used to though which gave it a different edge and the cooking method is genius!

    • The flavours on this are great but the revelation for me is the cooking method, I have never cooked a salmon steak under the grill and it rocks!

        • Hehe, I’ll hunt that one down… I usually pan fry skin side down on a piece of baking parchment to get the ‘perfect’ crispy skin… Call me a typical bloke if you want, but I judge almost all food by the crispy skin, chicken, fish, pork there is only one measure ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Great to play with a new idea though and will defo give that sake salmon a go, heading to the big city in 10 days or so and will put Sake on the shopping list ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. I’m a big fan of salmon and I just know I would love this recipe! Need to get some mirin so I can try it. Beautiful!


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