Gochujang Salmon & Roasted Tamari Carrots Recipe

Gochujang Salmon & Roasted Tamari Carrots Recipe

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the busiest time of the year for many. Between holiday preparations and parties, time is definitely of the essence. Instead of allowing your well being to suffer on those nights you don’t want to cook with quick alternatives like fast food, keep a few speedy weeknight recipes in your pocket. This meal of Gochujang Salmon & Roasted Tamari Carrots is not only health-forward, it’s also an easy peasy one-pan-wonder.

Gochujang Salmon with Tamari Roasted Carrots
Gochujang Salmon with Tamari Roasted Carrots

I know what you’re thinking, “cooking fish stinks up my house.” Well, we avoid that in this recipe by cooking a whole filet of salmon in the oven after a nice brush of the Gochujang mixture. After all was said and done, not a hint of salmon was left lingering. For this recipe I recommend using a whole filet of wild caught salmon to simplify the process even more. If you can’t find a whole filet at your local grocer, no worries – you can use individually portioned filets. At Rollin’ Oats in the freezer section they have whole frozen filets in various sizes at a very affordable price.

Wild Alaskin filet of salmon from Rollin' Oats
Wild Alaskan filet of salmon from Rollin’ Oats

As for the roasted carrots, the recipe calls for San-J Organic Umami Tamari Splash (also sold at Rollin’ Oats) but if that is not accessible to you, any kind of Tamari will suffice in its place. Roasted carrots, in general, are like candy to me and they’re usually my go-to when I need a vegetable side in a pinch.  Any carrots will work, as long as they are the larger variety.

Bunch of whole organic carrots from Rollin' Oats
Bunch of whole organic carrots from Rollin’ Oats

To round out this meal, I suggest serving it with some kind of rice. While strolling through the aisle of Rollin’ Oats recently I discovered Organic Jade Pearl Rice by Lotus Foods. Intrigued by its green tint, I decided to give it a try and totally loved it. It’s definitely a bit different than most rice, but not much. If you see this while you’re out and about I recommend picking it up and giving it a try.

Organic Jade Pearl rice from Rollin' Oats
Organic Jade Pearl rice from Rollin’ Oats

Gochujang Salmon & Tamari Roasted Carrots

Abby Allen-Leach
This Korean/Asian inspired meal is a one-pan wonder that is both health-forward and easy enough for your busiest weeknight.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese, Korean
Servings 2 people
Calories 555 kcal


Gochujang Salmon & Assembly

  • 1/2 lb Salmon Filet Wild caught, frozen or fresh.
  • 1/4 cup Gochujang
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 Green Onions Thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Cooked Rice (Optional)
  • Sesame Seeds (Optional)

Tamari Roasted Carrots

  • 8 Large Carrots Scrubbed, peeled, greens trimmed
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp San-J Organic Umami Tamari Splash
  • 1 tsp Salt


Tamari Roasted Carrots

  • Preheat oven to 425F. Combine olive oil, Umami Tamari Splash and salt in a small bowl.
    Brushing the carrots with oil and Tamari
  • Arrange carrots in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with olive oil and tamari mixture. Roast for 30-35 minutes and remove from oven, turn and brush carrots with their oil/tamari from the sheet pan. Carrots will finish roasting with Salmon.
    The roasted carrots after their first spin in the oven

Gochujang Salmon & Assembly

  • After carrots have been removed from the oven after the first 30-35 minutes add Salmon filet to the same pan skin side down and season with salt.
    Salmon and carrots ready to hit the oven
  • Combine Gochujang, honey, lime juice and salt in a bowl and season accordingly. Brush mixture evenly over Salmon until it is well coated.
    Gochujang mixture for the salmon
  • Place carrots and salmon back into the oven for another 15-20 minutes until carrots begin to char and salmon edges are beginning to turn golden. Remove from the oven and garnish with green onion and sesame seeds (if using).
    Gochujang roasted Salmon
  • Serve salmon and carrots with a side of rice and more Umami Tamari Splash as desired.
    The salmon and carrots served with jade pearl rice
Nutrition Facts
Gochujang Salmon & Tamari Roasted Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 2389mg104%
Potassium 824mg24%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 356IU7%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 555kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 28gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 2389mgPotassium: 824mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 356IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Carrot Recipes, Gochujang Recipes, Healthy Salmon Recipes
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