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Korean Salmon Simply Grilled or Broiled

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 Korean salmon offering is a real good un!

It joins my honey and mustard salmon and honey and soy salmon fillet recipes as quickly glazed salmon recipes.

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!

Square image of grilled Korean salmon fillet served on a black plate with stir fried noodles
Yield: 2 Servings

Grilled Korean Salmon Recipe

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:



Serving Size:


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.

Did you make this recipe?

If you made this recipe, I'd love to see what you did and what I can do better, share a picture with me on Instagram and tag me @krumplibrian and tell me how it went!

Alina | Cooking Journey Blog

Sunday 15th of April 2018

Great dinner idea, incredible flavors! Your plating is spot on :)

Brian Jones

Monday 16th of April 2018

Thanks Alina


Sunday 15th of April 2018

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!

Brian Jones

Monday 16th of April 2018

Enjoy, it is rally tasty!


Sunday 15th of April 2018

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!

Brian Jones

Monday 16th of April 2018

It is so good and so simple.

Christine @ Happy Veggie Kitchen

Sunday 15th of April 2018

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!

Brian Jones

Monday 16th of April 2018

Thanks Christine.

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Sunday 15th of April 2018

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

Brian Jones

Sunday 15th of April 2018

Enjoy :)

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