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Soy-Grilled Salmon with Korean Dipping Sauce

Soy-Grilled Salmon with Korean Dipping Sauce is a tasty way to cook salmon with a hint of Korean spicy flavor! 

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Soy-Grilled Salmon with Korean Dipping Sauce

This tasty Soy-Grilled Salmon with Korean Dipping Sauce is a variation on the recipe for Soy-Grilled Mahi Mahi with Korean Dipping Sauce. I made this with both types of fish when my former neighbors (and food bloggers to-be) Maria and Kym came to dinner.

I had liked the recipe very much with Mahi Mahi, and we all thought it was also completely delicious with salmon. But I decided this version needed a separate post, because I’m envisioning some blog reader (or me) with a nice piece of salmon looking through the recipe archives section for Seafood Recipes and passing right over the recipe because it didn’t say salmon in the title.

And we loved the salmon grilled with the instructions in this recipe, but if you’re an Air Fryer fan you could marinate the salmon, then cook the salmon in the Air Fryer and serve it with the Korean Dipping Sauce.

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Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

Soy-Grilled Salmon with Korean Dipping Sauce would taste great with Wake Up Your Mouth Thai Cucumber Salad and Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Everything Bagel Seasoning for a low-carb meal.

More Tasty Recipes for Salmon:

Easy Low-Carb Air-Fryer Salmon with Mustard-Dill Sauce
Foil-Baked Salmon with Pesto and Tomatoes
Salmon Patties with Tartar Sauce
Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal
Roasted Asian Salmon and Green Beans Sheet Pan Meal
Grilled Salmon with Maple-Sriracha-Lime Glaze

Soy-Grilled Salmon with Korean Dipping Sauce

Soy-Grilled Salmon with Korean Dipping Sauce

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

This Soy-Grilled Salmon with Korean Dipping Sauce is a tasty way to cook salmon on the grill, or marinate the salmon with this recipe and cook it in the Air Fryer if you prefer!!



  • 4 salmon filets

Sauce/Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 T Rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 2 T sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (see notes)
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Powder (see notes)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  1. If using frozen fish, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then drain and pat dry.
  2. Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sweetener, garlic powder, Red Pepper Powder, and sliced green onion in small bowl.
  3. Put half of mixture into a small ziploc bag with the pieces of fish and marinate in the fridge for about 1 hour (or a little longer won't hurt).
  4. When you're ready to cook take fish out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature.
  5. Spray grill with non-stick spray or wipe with olive oil, then preheat grill to medium-high (you can only hold your hand there 2-3 seconds.)
  6. Put salmon on grill with top side down and at an angle to grill grates and grill 2-3 minutes (until you can start to see grill marks, I usually lift it up to see.)
  7. Rotate 45 degrees and cook 2-3 minutes more to get criss-cross marks.
  8. Turn salmon over and cook about 3-4 minutes more or until fish feels firm, but not hard to the touch. Total cooking time will not be more than 8-10 minutes; don't overcook.
  9. Serve hot, with dipping sauce on the side.


I used Golden Monkfruit Sweetener and Korean Red Pepper Powder for this recipe. (affiliate links)

I love a non-stick spray called Pam for Grilling, (affiliate link) which really helps prevent food from sticking.

This recipe was adapted from one that came from Weeknight Grilling, a magazine-cookbook published by Cuisine at Home.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Made with an approved sweetener, this is a perfect main dish for low-carb and low-glycemic diets and for any phase of the South Beach Diet.

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    12 Comments on “Soy-Grilled Salmon with Korean Dipping Sauce”

  1. Rebecca, that sounds delicious! (And that's exactly why I love the SBD as well.)

  2. This recipe suited both the ingredients I had on hand and what I was craving last night. Because I wanted to wilt some spinach with my salmon, I decided to pan fry the marinated salmon in a little olive oil and throw the spinach in at the end. Even though I had reserved the dipping sauce, I wound up throwing the marinade in the pan after the salmon, and it thickened up into a delicious glaze that flavored the spinach as well. This is why I love the SBD; I can enjoy decadent, restaurant-quality meals that are still good for me!

  3. Yes, it was good with the Mahi Mahi…but even better with the salmon! Everything was very tasty, thanks again for dinner! It was a fun night.

  4. Asian flavors and salmon go so well together! Thanks for this recipe!

  5. Amy, I agree that soy sauce and salmon go so well together. As you can tell, I think this recipe is a complete keeper.

    Lisa, as you know, I love marinating. I think this would be good on so many things.

  6. This looks and sounds just wonderful. I’m going to try it this week. Can never have enough ideas for marinades!

  7. I’ve always enjoyed a soy sauce based glaze or dipping sauce with salmon. Your recipe sounds really delicious and the salmon looks gorgeous. Yum!

  8. Messo, hope you like it.

    Katie, I love this sauce.

    SK, great idea to have a grill with criss-cross grates. I like it! (I will try to get over my eyebrow envy.)

    Lydia, me too. I can tell this is a recipe I’ll be making for years to come.

  9. Salmon on the grill with any type of Asian-style marinade is one of my all-time favorite summer dinners. Thanks for another delicious recipe.

  10. such perfect grill marks! I think they should just invent a bbq grill with the criss cross grates so that you don’t have to remember to rotate.

    eyebrow envy is baaaaddd 😉

  11. I can definitely see that saw with the sweetness of salmon….yum!

  12. Salmon is my all time favorite!!! They serve something like this at Applebee’s that I just love…this looks so good, I’m going to have to try this!