Slow Roasted Glazed Salmon Recipe

Moist, tender, succulent and delicious, the only words needed to describe this Slow Roasted Glazed Salmon. The low oven temperature, long cooking time and sweet glaze brings this fish to the next level.

Overhead photo of glazed salmon on a white plate with a green onion.

Salmon is one of our favorite meals. It is an easy weeknight main course to feed the family. Throw it on the grill with a little olive oil and lemon, grill a veggie alongside, add some rice and you have a tasty, healthy and filling meal.

A bite of Glazed Salmon on a fork with the rest of the salmon in the background.

When company is coming I always feel like I have to up my game a bit. Put a little more effort into the meal. You know, be a little impressive maybe? Since first serving this at our Chinese New Year Gr8 Dinner, this has become my go-to salmon recipe for company. Everybody loves it, even those who aren’t wild about salmon say it is delicious!

The best part about this Glazed Salmon recipe (in addition to it always being a hit!) is that the glaze is made ahead of time and the fish roasts slowly in the oven while you linger over cocktails with your guests. The low oven temperature is also forgiving. If you get involved in a conversation with one of your guests and forget about the oven for a few minutes, the dinner will still be just fine.

If you have never slow roasted salmon, you’re in for a treat!

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Glazed Salmon

Salmon roasted slowly in the oven will be your new favorite way to make this fish.
Inspired by Food 52.
Prep Time21 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 1 min
Course: Fish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Slow Roasted Glazed Salmon
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Anna


  • 1 pound salmon fillet
  • 1 ounce ginger, grated and divided in half
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons whiskey
  • 2 Tablespoons dry vermouth
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 scallion, minced for garnish, optional


  • In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 of the grated ginger, garlic, soy sauce, whiskey, vermouth, and brown sugar. Cook over medium-high heat until it reduces to about half, 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and rest of the ginger. (If your family isn’t wild about a strong ginger flavor, then only add 1/2 of the remaining ginger.)
  • Let the sauce cool.
  • Preheat oven to 250ºF.
  • Line a flat baking sheet with parchment paper or brush with olive oil.
  • Place the salmon on the prepared sheet skin side down and pat dry. Using a pastry brush, brush a some of the glaze over the top.
  • Let the fish marinate with the glaze for 5 minutes then brush another Tablespoon of the glaze on top and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Put the pan in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Brush another Tablespoon of the glaze on top of the salmon and roast another 10 minutes.
  • Continue cooking and repeating with the glaze until the fish is cooked through to your liking. For fish that is about 1-inch thick, it may take 30 to 40 minutes, depending on how well done you like your fish.
  • Serve garnished with the minced scallion, if desired.
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  1. Anna | 10th Jan 17

    Hi Lon! You know how we love themed dinners here at Great Eight Friends! We’ve actually served this dish at 2 different dinners, our Chinese New Year Party and our Day at the Spa…that’s how good it is! Bon Appetit!

  2. Claudia Kerns | 10th Jan 17

    Salmon also our favorite. Will be perfect for our Hawaiian themed dinners. Thank you!!

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