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Sesame-ginger salmon with soba noodles

Total Time
55 min
25 min
15 min
This hearty one-bowl meal is rich with the flavors of Japan. A quick marinade on the salmon imparts big flavor that will be mirrored in the sauce on the buckwheat soba noodles. Crunchy roasted broccolini, aka baby broccoli, looks like a long, skinny cousin of traditional broccoli only on individual stalks. Shiitake mushrooms are deeply flavorful with umami and a meaty texture, especially when roasted. The garlic paste has a spicy kick and works well as an additional condiment for the finished meal. Have this on your dinner table in under an hour and take your family on a flavor vacation.


Less sodium soy sauce


Reduced sodium chicken broth

¾ cup(s)

Minced ginger

1 Tbsp

Jarred minced garlic

1 Tbsp

Rice wine vinegar

1 Tbsp

Dark brown sugar

1 Tbsp

Garlic chili paste

1 tsp, plus extra for garnish

Uncooked wild Atlantic salmon fillet

1½ pound(s), skinless (four 6 oz pieces)

Shiitake mushroom

12 oz, sliced

Baby broccoli

1½ pound(s), (3 bunches) Broccolini, coarsely chopped

Uncooked wheat soba noodles

6 oz, will yield 4 cups cooked


2 medium, sliced

Toasted sesame oil

4 tsp

Sesame seeds

4 tsp


  1. In a small bowl, to make marinade, whisk together soy sauce, ginger, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and garlic paste. Pour half of soy mixture in a shallow bowl; set rest aside. Add salmon to bowl, turn to coat in soy mixture. Let rest at room temperature 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line two baking sheets with foil and coat with cooking spray. Arrange mushrooms on one pan in a single layer and arrange salmon and Broccolini on other pan in a single layer; drizzle vegetables with remaining marinade from salmon bowl. Bake for 15 minutes for medium-rare or 20 minutes for well done.
  3. While salmon roasts, cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain; place in a large bowl. Combine reserved soy mixture and broth in a cup; pour over noodles, tossing to coat.
  4. To serve, place 1 c noodles in a wide shallow bowl; top with a salmon fillet, 1 c vegetables, some scallions, 1 tsp oil and 1 tsp sesame seeds. Serve with hot sauce or additional chili garlic paste (optional).
  5. Serving size: 1 bowl (1 salmon fillet, 1 c each vegetables and noodles)