Roasted Salmon

Taking a page from the days of cooking with my Vietnamese girlfriend, I decided to roast a whole fish with some Asian flavors.  I used salmon for this recipe, but it would work with any whole fish.

Salmon Prepped for Roasting
Salmon ready to go into oven
Roasted Salmon with Sesame and Cilantro
Roasted Salmon with Sesame and Cilantro

Roasted Salmon

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-6


  • 1 whole salmon, cleaned and head removed
  • All purpose seasoning
  • Cilantro
  • Thin slices of ginger
  • Thin slices of onion
  • Thin slices of lemon or lime
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Sesame seed seasoning


  1. Heat oven to 425.
  2. Pat the fish dry. Remove the tail, and make slits along each side.
  3. Place the fish on a greased baking dish.
  4. Rub seasoning on each side, into slits, and in the cavity.
  5. Stuff a sprig of cilantro, a slice of ginger, a slither of onion, and a half slice of lemon into each slit.
  6. Stuff the cavity with the same ingredients.
  7. Drizzle the whole fish with extra virgin olive oil.
  8. The fish I used was a little over 2 lbs, and took about 30 min to roast. The time will depend on the size of the fish.
  9. When done roasting, remove the skin and gray meat. Place the deboned fish meat in a bowl. Drizzle with sesame oil, and sprinkle with sesame seed seasoning. Garnish with cilantro and wedges of lemon or lime.