Asian Grilled Salmon with Slaw Recipe by The Wonky Spatula with wine pairing

Wonky Spatula Grilled Asian Salmon

This Asian Grilled Salmon is so juicy and delicious you won’t want to cook it any other way once you’ve tried it! The Asian style slaw makes a perfect accompaniment.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Paleo


Asian Grilled Salmon
– 2 salmon darns
– 1 red chilli, finely sliced
– 1 clove of garlic, crushed
– 1 inch of ginger, grated
– 2 tbsp sesame oil
– 2 tbsp coconut aminos
– 1 tbsp agave nectar
juice of 1/2 lime
– small handful of sesame seeds

Asian Slaw
– 1 head of red cabbage
– 1/2 head of white cabbage
– 3 carrots
– 2 tbsp sesame oil
– 2 tbsp coconut aminos
– 2 tbsp agave nectar
– zest and juice of 2 limes
– 4 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 red chilli, diced, seeds included
– 1 inch of fresh ginger, grated
– handful or sesame seeds
– a few leaves of fresh coriander and mint to garnish


1. In a bowl combine the chili, garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, sesame and agave.
2. Add the salmon and cover in the marinade and leave for 30-40 minutes until the flavours have infused.
3. Once you are ready to cook – preheat your grill/broiler to a high setting and place the salmon on a rack.
4. Pat on the excess marinade and place under the grill for 6 minutes.
5. Meanwhile prepare the slaw. Begin by grating the carrot & cabbage – I did this in a food processor to save time.
6. In a small bowl combine the garlic, lime zest, chili and ginger. Add the sesame oil, lime juice, agave and coconut aminos. Heat gently for 1-2 minutes until the flavours have infused.
7. Add the dressing to the cabbage and carrot and mix thoroughly. Scatter the sesame seeds and herbs on top.
8. Remove the salmon from the grill and sprinkle the top with sesame seeds and then return under the grill for a further 3 minutes until nice and golden on top.
9.Serve with the Asian slaw on the side and some extra lime wedges if desired.


Our recommended Wine Pairing for this Recipe
Leyda Garuma €16.99

Sauvignon Blanc 2013

On the nose this wine has a lovely creamy minerality singing out of it along with herbal and citrus aromas. It truly has a beautiful nose.

This wine has a wonderful crispness with the creamy minerality coming through on the mid-palate. It also has a lovely texture with a herbaceous touch and a light salty undertone.

This wine will pair nicely with this salmon dish as the clean crisp mineral tone will balance with the sweetness coming from the dish leaving a fresh palate.

Available from O’Brien’s Wines Nationwide or Online.


Nicola HalloranFood is my passion! I spend every spare minute I have experimenting in the kitchen! I am constantly coming up with clean alternatives to junk foods in order to promote healthy eating in a unique and exciting way. My recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and occasionally vegan. I hope you enjoy this recipe and after having a look through my blog are inspired to try new things!

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