30 minute Salmon with Hoisin, Orange, and Bok Choy

It’s no secret that I love salmon. And the sweetness of hoisin. And the citrusy punch of an orange. And the fresh clean taste and crunch of bok choy. And meals that can be prepared in no time at all. Sooo naturally, Salmon with Hoisin, Orange, and Bok Choy made perfect sense for me to make, right? Right. One of my favorite parts about this recipe was the easy clean up. Since the entire dish is contained in the foil all I really had to do was wash a bowl and toss the foil. Just lovely.

Here’s what you need (serves 2):


• 2 heads of baby bok choy, cut lengthwise into 6 wedges
• 2 5 ounce salmon filets
• 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
• 1 green onion, thinly sliced
• 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce (I doubled that cause it’s delicious)
• 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger (I also doubled this… because ginger is delicious as well)
• 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange peel
• 3/4 teaspoon cracked coriander seeds (I just used ground coriander)
• 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
• Salt

Here’s what you do:

• Preheat oven to 425.

• Tear two 12-inch pieces of aluminum foil. Create a bed of bok choy on the center of each piece of foil.


• Place salmon on top of bok choy.


• Mix orange juice, green onion, hoisin, ginger, and orange peel in a small bowl.



• Evenly spoon the mixture over the salmon. Season with salt and coriander. Top with cilantro.



• Fold up sides of the foil on all sides, making sure all of the salmon is covered.


• Bake until the salmon is opaque in the center, about 12-14 minutes.


• The packets can then be transfered to plates to serve.


The simplicity of this recipe is really what drew me in. Such flavorful ingredients used to create a satisfying meal. Mmmm, the smell was wonderful, too. I love cooking at home because I can see exactly what’s going into my food and it gives me the flexibility to adjust the ingredients as I desire. The next time I make this recipe, though, I’ll probably spoon the hoisin mixture over the salmon and let it marinade in the fridge for a little bit. I would have loved for the flavor to actually soak into the entire filet instead of just the top layer. But with a few simple ingredients and maybe 20 minutes time, I had a delicious, fresh, and easy clean up dinner!

What are your favorite quick clean up dinners? Do share!


15 Responses to "30 minute Salmon with Hoisin, Orange, and Bok Choy"

  1. Maria says:

    I love the packet idea! A great meal all together!

  2. Daisy says:

    Chels that looks so good. I love Salmon too!

  3. Simple and delicious! I love cooking fish and chicken in tin foil packages, so easy and such little clean up! Love the citrus flavors here.

  4. Sarah says:

    Yum. I don’t usually like Kraft recipes (devoid of vegetables, too high in fat) but they have one for chicken fajitas baked in foil with peppers that’s tasty and easy.

  5. Erica says:

    Fabulous! I have never tried making bok choy at home- I need to jump on that train. Favorite fast go to dinners: Black bean soup, veggies, rice & beans, stuffed acorn squash, stir fry!

  6. Pam says:

    I love salmon and this looks and sounds delicious; filled with lots of good things!

  7. Nicole says:

    I really need to start cooking/baking with these tin foil packets. I’ve seen it everywhere now and it’s just too darn easy to pass up! Love this idea and love all the flavors in this recipe! Hoisin and ginger are the best together (I’m so glad you added more than the recipe called for)! Great recipe!

  8. Shannon says:

    i’ve been meaning to try the “en papoillette” (or however you spell it) preparation of fish, but haven’t tried it. so easy, though, perfect for a weeknight!

  9. Kimberly says:

    This sounds fantastic. I always get the hoisin sauce at Betty’s Wok and Noodle, but never cook with it at home – now I’ll give this a try!

  10. Kelly says:

    Yum! That sounds like it is big on flavor AND simplicity.

  11. Sarah says:

    I just started cooking with Baby Bok Choy and I love it! I love salmon and need to try this recipe out, but my husband doesn’t like salmon. I wonder if cod/haddock would work with this recipe?

  12. YUM! I am so making that!
    I like to make baked salmon topped with cilantro pesto. It is so easy and the BOMB!

  13. Vickie says:

    Dinner tomorrow! Sounds great.

  14. Rose says:

    I always forget how handy foil can be in terms of cooking. Thanks for the reminder!

  15. Sharlene says:

    Made this last night for dinner for me and the boyfriend. Loved it all around! I used regular bok choy because when I went shopping I couldn’t find baby in my supermarket but it was delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂

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