Soy-Ginger Salmon Pasta Bowls


The soy-ginger marinade for the salmon doubles as a sauce for the pasta in these hearty bowls topped with avocado, cucumber, chiles, and cilantro.

Soy-Ginger Salmon Pasta Bowls

Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings

Who says grattini is just for Italian recipes? It works brilliantly as a base for soy- and ginger-marinated salmon, because it’s the perfect vehicle to soak up the tasty sauce. Topping the bowl with avocado, cucumber, chiles, and cilantro brings a freshness to the dish, so don’t skip out.


  • 1/2 cup lower-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 medium (1/2-ounce) scallions, thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger (from 1 [2-inch] piece)

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 medium garlic clove, finely grated (about 1/2 teaspoon)

  • 1 1/4 pound skinless salmon fillet, cut into 11/2-inch cubes

  • Cooking spray

  • 12 ounces Grattini (Grated Egg Pasta) (see Note)

  • 1 medium (7-ounce) avocado, sliced

  • 1 (2-ounce) mini seedless cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 1 medium-size (about 1/4 ounce) serrano chile (unseeded), thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)

  • 1/2 cup  loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Whisk together soy sauce, sliced scallions, canola oil, sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, grated ginger, 1 tablespoon water, and grated garlic in a medium bowl. Pour 1/2 cup soy sauce mixture into a large ziplock plastic bag. Add salmon cubes, press out excess air, and seal; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. Reserve remaining soy sauce mixture; set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to broil with rack 8 inches from heat. Remove salmon from marinade; arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. Discard marinade. Broil salmon until lightly charred and nearly cooked through, about 7 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, cook grattini in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente, 4 to 5 minutes; drain well. Divide pasta evenly among 4 bowls. Top evenly with salmon, avocado, cucumber, chile, and cilantro. Serve with reserved soy sauce mixture.


To Make Ahead

The marinade can be made up to 1 day in advance and stored in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Suggested Pairing

Juicy, spicy rosé: 2021 Olga Raffault Chinon

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