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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Recipe for Gingered Salmon

I'm dying to do this recipe again.  It was very easy and very satisfying.  Bonus:  also good for you!  I saw a recipe on some website for a gingered salmon served with cucumber and radish salad but despite searching online, I can't find it again!!!!  So I did what all home cooks do-winged it.
Now, Mr. ELEB likes radishes; me, not so much so I didn't include them in the side salad but you could certainly do so.  The flavorful salmon worked well with simple steamed broccoli and cilantro brown rice.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 salmon fillets, about 5 oz each
  • 4 TBSP freshly grated ginger
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • Position broiler rack about 4 inches from broiler and preheat oven to "high broil".
  • Wash and pat the fillets dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Mix olive oil, zest, and ginger together and pat on top of fish; place fish on a foil lined baking sheet.
  • Broil for about 6-7 minutes, watching carefully.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.
For the cucumber salad, I think the original had a few more ingredients besides the radishes (?) but I just seeded a cucumber and mixed it with garlic, ginger, plain non-fat Greek yogurt and a squeeze of lemon.  Chill in fridge while fish is being prepared.

Here are a couple of other favorite salmon recipes: