Combine the bold flavors of soy sauce and molasses to make a delicious glaze for salmon fillets served over rice with fresh vegetables.Jump to Recipe
Well, I did it, I made a salmon recipe that I truly enjoyed! I’ve only had salmon a few times and never cared for it much. I thought it was the fish. I am beginning to wonder if it was the way it was prepped. This recipe for Soy Molasses Salmon is delicious!
I have always liked food with bold flavors. Salmon covered with a soy and molasses sauce easily fits in that category. Don’t get confused, I don’t like spicy. I like bold and a lot of flavors. My favorite chips are Cooler Ranch Doritos and for crackers. I like the Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Wheat Thins (much to Justin’s dismay). They aren’t spicy, but bold. Not bland or subtle. I hope that makes sense.
Funny story about making this recipe the first time: I just about set off the smoke alarms. Well, not from this exact recipe. I made a Banana Cream Cheesecake earlier in the day, and something must have leaked in the oven. When I turned the temperature up to 400F to preheat for the salmon and opened the oven to put it in, white smoke came billowing out. It was almost 100 degrees outside and I was going around opening a bunch of windows, turning on the fans, and waving my oven mitts to try to help dissipate the smoke before the fire alarms started blaring.
Luckily, the smoke alarms did not go off thanks to the combined efforts of both the boys, Justin, and me. It also meant I needed to clean the oven before it was used again. And I was definitely not cooking dinner in there. We went through our options: try it on the stovetop, cook it on the grill, or use someone else’s oven. Thankfully, my in-laws live on the next street so Justin drove it over to his parents and used their oven.
It was quite an adventure. I had to do some serious scrubbing of the oven after it cooled. But we were still able to eat dinner that night. Luckily, it was a delicious meal so (almost) worth the effort that went into it.
Ever since then, we’ve had no issues making the meal. This is still the only salmon recipe I like, so if we want salmon we know what to do with it.
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 400F. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the soy sauce, molasses, ginger, vinegar, and garlic. Stir the mixture often while it comes to a simmer. Heat until it reduces by half, which takes about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables by slicing the yellow bell pepper and chopping the broccoli. Lay these out on a rimmed baking sheet or a jellyroll pan and drizzle with the olive oil. Place the salmon, skin side down, between the vegetables.
Spoon about two tablespoons of the molasses mixture over the fillets. You want about one tablespoon per fillet. Sprinkle everything with some salt and pepper,. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. The salmon will be cooked and the glaze golden.
While the salmon is cooking, prepare your rice according to the package. I always use my rice steamer for the rice, so I started that when I started the recipe. Divide the rice evenly among the serving plates and top with the vegetables. Serve the Soy Molasses Salmon with the remaining sauce to drizzle over the fish, rice, and vegetables.
Originally Published On: August 27, 2018
Last Updated On: December 28, 2019
Salmon with Soy-Molasses Glaze over Rice and Vegetables
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/2 lb broccoli
- 2 yellow bell peppers
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 16 oz salmon fillets
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 cups brown rice
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the soy sauce, molasses, ginger, rice vinegar, and garlic
- Cook for about 5 minutes until reduced by half
- Meanwhile, slice the bell pepper and chop the broccoli
- Place the vegetables on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil then spread out into an even layer
- Place the salmon fillets on top of the vegetables and spoon about one tablespoon of the soy-molasses on each fillet
- Sprinkle everything with salt and pepper, to taste
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the fish is cooked and the glaze is golden brown
- While the fish is baking, prepare the rice according to the package
- Divide the rice among the serving plates and top with salmon and vegetables
- Serve with extra sauce to drizzle on the fish, rice, and vegetables as desired
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
44 thoughts on “Salmon with a Bold Soy-Molasses Glaze over Rice and Vegetables”
I have to try this! Salmon is one of my favorite fish and I also love vegetables and rice! 🙂 will definitely give it a try
Oooh, sounds like a perfect meal for you then!
This looks like the perfect dinner! Will save it and try it out Saturday evening!
I hope you enjoy it!
You had me at molasses and rice. haha Looks super tasty and fairly simple to make! 🙂
Well, there you go! I haven’t cooked with molasses much, but it does have a great flavor!
A protein paired with vegetables and rice is one of my favorite combos. This looks like it would not only be delicious but also easy enough to make on a busy weekday.
I agree, it makes for a great, rounded meal. Rice can go with so many things, and the veggies are great with a bit of the glaze on them in this recipe.
Yum, salmon is definitely one of my favorite fish–raw or cooked! I love me some salmon and tuna! 🙂
This was the first time I had a salmon recipe that I really enjoyed. I can’t do it raw, though. I’ve tried when we make homemade sushi and just can’t! But my husband loves it, so we get it for him 🙂
I never taste salmon. This Salmon with a Bold Soy-Molasses Glaze over Rice and Vegetables looks yummy and delicious I hope I will taste this kind of recipe soon I’m hungry 🙁
I am not a big fan of salmon because I don’t like fish that tastes fishy, but this worked so well together. Anything milder wouldn’t hold up with the boldness of the glaze.
That’s a delicious meal. Salmon is my favorite fish, I could eat it every day. I will try that recipe.
I am not quite there yet with the salmon, but it’s (slowly) growing on me!
Hi Stephanie! This looks delicious! Back when I was not a vegan, salmon was my favorite fish. It’s so easy to cook and so delicious! Your recipe looks like it has all the elements of a success! I am definitely making this for my guests this weekend!
Salmon is one I haven’t been very fond of until this recipe. It may have changed my mind just a bit. I hope your guests enjoy the meal!
I love rice of any kind. I will try to recreate the dish and substitute salmon with more vegetables. I’m sure it will turn out delicious.
The glaze is amazing on the vegetables, so it would definitely be good even with more vegetables instead of the salmon on there.
This sounds like a delicious meal! My Mum would love this – she adores salmon… I will have to make this for her next time she comes to visit!
Aww I bet your mom would love that!
Wow what a lovely light dish! We are soy mad in our household, so anything with soy on is always much welcomed x
Same! The sauce is absolutely delicious and would be good on so many other foods, but was amazing on the salmon and veggies in this one.
This looks really good! I know my stepdad would love this!
Thanks, Jazmin! I hope he enjoys the recipe if he gets a chance to make it.
Oh, this sounds delicious! I love salmon and I bet the molasses glaze gives it so much flavor. Definitely trying this!
The glaze is what makes this recipe so good! I don’t care for salmon too much, but still devour it with the glaze.
Ok my mouth was literally watering while reading this haha! I love salmon and this recipe sounds amazing, definitely trying this one
That’s definitely the sign of a good recipe, then! I hope the taste lives up to your expectations 🙂
That molasse sauce looks so delicious and adding that to the salmon is heaven in a plate. I will definitely make this soon.
The glaze is what makes the meal so good! I hope you and your family enjoy the recipe.
This sounds delicious… and so healthy too! We eat a lot of salmon so I will definitely give this recipe a go soon!
We don’t eat a lot of salmon, but I will with this recipe every time. And it gets me to eat veggies with the glaze so that right there makes it healthy for me!
Your recipe looks so delicious, it looks appetizing I think my mom would really enjoy it though because she loves Salmon.
Thanks, Norma! It’s a great meal, and I hope you and your mom can enjoy it together.
It has happened to me in the past. Tyler is such a big helper. He is too adorable trying to clear the smoke out. As the meal, it sounds so delicious. Im not a big seafood eater but I do like salmon. 🙂
Yeah, the boys don’t like the loud sound from the smoke alarm, so he was doing everything he could to help. My youngest went to his bedroom, shut the door, and went under the covers to block the sound as much as possible!
Ohhhhh I can’t wait for the next time the girls are both away somewhere else so we can have this for date night! (They don’t like salmon, but my hubby and I will LOVE this dish!)
Hah, that’s usually when we make meals like this, too! They were home this time and both tried the veggies and rice with the glaze, but refused to touch the salmon.
Last week I bought molasses to make gingerbread cookies. The next day, I looked at the molasses and said, “When am
I ever going to use this again?” So anyway, thank you for the perfect timing of this post!
Oh wow, perfect timing! I had the molasses leftover from another recipe, too, so I figured I needed to try something with it!
The glaze sounds amazing. I don’t really like salmon but I bet it would be great on tuna. I’ll have to rememberer this the next time I make fish.
I haven’t tried it on tuna since I don’t care for tuna. But the glaze is absolutely delicious and would probably enhance almost anything it’s poured over.
This sounds so delicious! I love salmon and served up with rice and veggies is perfect. I can’t wait o try the soy glaze too!!!
The glaze is by far the best part of this meal! It adds so much flavor to everything. I could almost forget I was eating vegetables 😉