Orange Sesame Ginger Sheet Pan Salmon.
Salmon, shitake mushrooms, baby bok choy and scallions drizzled with an orange sesame ginger dressing and baked. This sheet pan dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes. Serve alongside brown or white rice for an easy, quick weeknight meal.
I created this Orange Sesame Ginger Sheet Pan Salmon for Drew’s Organics, maker of organic dressings and salsas, as part of an ongoing partnership with them. I was compensated for the recipe creation, but not for this post and all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make My Cape Cod Kitchen possible!
Sheet Pan Dinners are the BEST.
Agree? I love putting veggies + fish/chicken/tofu and sometimes our starch (like potatoes/sweet potatoes/butternut squash) together on a sheet pan, seasoning it and putting it into the oven for a one-pan no-fuss dinner. It makes dinner time less stressful and clean up time a bit easier. The fewer pans and dishes to clean (especially now because our new kitchen set-up isn’t ideal for all the dishes we wash), the happier we are. Obviously, if the entire dinner can be made on the sheet pan, that’s the best kind of dinner. But, if the majority can be, that’s darn good too.
For this Orange Sesame Ginger Sheet Pan Salmon, the salmon and veggies cook together, but we served brown rice alongside. If you don’t have time/don’t want to cook the brown rice, there are plenty of frozen/shelf stable pre-cooked options that you can heat in minutes in the microwave.
You might be wondering …
Can I sub other veggies?
You can sub other vegetables here if you prefer, but one of the best things about this dish is that the salmon and veggies cook in the same amount of time. You could try swiss chard, kale, spinach or broccoli. When everything has similar cooking times, you don’t have to remember to take the pan out to add other ingredients partially through the cooking time…good for us parents who have hungry, screaming crazy children in the kitchen while we’re trying to cook. In this dish, the bok choy will be tender crisp and the mushooms will be softened and flavorful. I used shitakes here, because they are far and away my favorite mushroom. Oh and if you want your salmon a bit crispy on top, place your oven on broil towards the end of cooking time.
Is this dish kid-friendly?
For the current taste of our kiddos, nope. They both devoured the salmon but Lucca wanted nothing to do with the bok choy or mushrooms. Typical for him right now, I am struggling to get veggies into the kid. Lexi ate a few pieces of the bok choy and threw the mushrooms on the floor. But Adrian and I? Loved it.
How’s your “new” kitchen?
Most of you know, we moved into a new (very old … 1846) home in December. Our “new” kitchen is, well, very old and the layout is a bit challenging to cook and clean in. It needs a good renovation and we will be saving, saving, saving up because that is the first major project we will be undertaking. The only thing we’ve done so far is replace the ancient microwave. The dishwasher desperately needs replacing, but we will wait for the big kitchen reno to do that. I’ll share pictures of the kitchen in upcoming posts.
Here’s how to make this Orange Sesame Ginger Sheet Pan Salmon.
Orange Sesame Ginger Sheet Pan Salmon
Salmon, mushrooms and bok choy with an orange sesame ginger dressing. This sheet pan dinner is ready in minutes. Serve alongside brown or white rice for an easy, quick weeknight meal.
- 1 1/2 pounds salmon filets, cut into 4 pieces
- 3 heads bok choy halved vertically (16 oz)
- 2 3.5 oz packages shiitake mushrooms woody stems removed
- 1/2 cup Drew's Organics Orange Sesame Ginger Dressing & Quick Marinade divided
- black pepper
- 1/4 bunch scallions trimmed and thinly sliced
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- Cooked brown rice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet lightly with cooking spray.
- Place salmon portions in the center of the baking sheet skin side down. Place bok choy and mushrooms around the salmon. Generously salt and pepper the salmon and veggies, then brush with ¼ cup Drew’s Organics Orange Sesame Ginger Dressing & Quick Marinade. Discard any remaining marinade that has touched the raw salmon.
- Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily. Cooking time will vary, depending on thickness of the filet. Remove from oven and sprinkle salmon and veggies with sliced scallions.
- Serve with lime wedges, brown rice and remaining ¼ cup Drew’s Organics Orange Sesame Ginger Dressing & Quick Marinade.
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