Craving some delicious salmon and looking for something with a little twist (no pun intended!)? Well, this easy and basic braided salmon recipe is sure to become your favorite fish meal!

This recipe will leave everyone asking for seconds for succulent salmon with just the right amount of flavorful seasoning.

Braided Salmon Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 Persons
Calories 258 kcal


All you need from your pantry to make this delicious Salmon Recipe is:

  • 2 tsp Fresh Ginger (finely chopped).
  • ½ tsp Salt.
  • ½ tsp Peanut oil.
  • 1 Skinless Salmon fillet (1 ½ lb.).
  • ½ cup Green Onions (chopped).
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce (low sodium).
  • 1 tsp Dark Sesame Oil.


How to Make Braided Salmon Recipe :

Preparing the Marinade and Dressings:

  • In a small bowl, mix Salt, Ginger, and Peanut Oil. Brush this mixture generally over the fillet. Put to one side.
  • In another small bowl, mix Soy Sauce, Onions, and Sesame Oil.

Preparing the Salmon:

  • Cut the fillet vertically into 3 (15 x 1-inch) ropes.
  • Preserve any remaining Salmon for later use. Braid the ropes and secure them in place with wooden picks/chopsticks.
  • Place the braids in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish hand cover the dish using plastic wrap.
  • Microwave the dish at a high setting for 2 minutes. Let the fillet rest for another 2 minutes.
  • Microwave again at a high setting for 2 minutes, or until the desired level of doneness.
  • Remove the fillet dish from the microwave. Sprinkle the onion mixture over the fish and enjoy.
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How Many Calories Does Braided Salmon Recipe Have?

This recipe of braided salmon contains 258 calories. Additional nutritional information is given below:

  • Fat: 12.7g
  • Protein: 32.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.3g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 84mg
  • Iron 0.8mg
  • Sodium 455mg
  • Calcium 26mg

Can You Store Braided Salmon?

Properly cooked salmon can last in the refrigerator for at least 3 to 4 days.      

If you want to store your cooked salmon for even longer, the best option is to freeze it – place the salmon in an airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bag, or simply wrap it tightly in freezer wrap or heavy-duty aluminum foil.

Tips for Making the Best Braided Salmon

When covering the fish with marinade, make sure to turn it gently to ensure the entire fillet is completely covered.

For a stronger flavor, refrigerate the marinated fillet for 15 to 30 minutes, turning the fish after every 5 minutes.

Remember to slice the salmon into very thin strips to make it easier to braid and hold together. One-inch or half-inch slices are best.

You may also braid the entire fillet into a single big braid, but this will be more tedious to hold together. Also, individual braids look much better when served.

About five minutes before cooking, brush the fillet with any remaining marinade.

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