Easy Fresh Ginger And Salmon Recipe

You don't have to go to a fancy restaurant in order to enjoy the seafood meal of your dreams. Thanks to recipe developer Ting Dalton of Cook Simply, your elaborate meal can go from stove to kitchen in less than 20 minutes. Dalton has perfected an easy fresh ginger and salmon recipe that's restaurant-level worthy, only you can skip the hassle of venturing to a sit-down restaurant, and enjoy it right at home. "This is a simple recipe but it really packs a punch in terms of flavor and versatility," Dalton says. "A quick midweek dinner, or you can make it and leave to marinate ahead of time for a dinner party."

If you've never cooked fish in your home or are hesitant to make this recipe for any reason, you can rest assured, because following this recipe step by step will lead to success — and very happy taste buds. "It is easy to overcook salmon, so [it's] better to cook under than let it overcook and become too tough," Dalton notes. "You want the salmon to flake and be moist. If after 10 minutes the salmon is still translucent, pop it back in the oven for five more minutes." This dish is so tasty, we're pretty sure it will become one of your favorite recipes to prepare.

Gather the ingredients to prepare this easy fresh ginger and salmon recipe

Before you get started, you'll need to gather all of the ingredients for this easy fresh ginger and salmon recipe. You'll need to round up salmon fillets, soy sauce, lazy or grated ginger, and honey. (Yes — honey!) You'll also need Sriracha sauce, sesame oil, and mirin. If you desire, you can also incorporate green onions and sesame seeds for garnishing. And if you don't want any spice in this dish, you can substitute the Sriracha sauce for a sweeter tang. Sweet chili sauce is an ideal alternative.

Preheat the oven, and make the sauce

To get started, you'll first want to preheat the oven to 350 F. Similar to most recipes, it's important that you don't skip this step, as not preheating your oven could ruin your food. Trust us on this one — you don't want to ruin this savory salmon dish.

For this step, you'll create the sauce. To do so, you'll add the soy sauce, ginger, honey, sesame oil, mirin, and Sriracha sauce to a bowl, and then mix everything together well. Set the sauce aside, and move on to the next step.

Prepare the salmon for baking

After the sauce is ready, you'll place the salmon fillets in an ovenproof baking dish, making sure there's enough room for all four salmon fillets. You'll then pour the ginger soy sauce on the salmon. To ensure each bite is just as good as the last, make sure all the salmon is covered in the sauce.

Finally, you'll place the baking dish in the preheated oven and cook the salmon for 15 minutes. As we mentioned earlier, pay careful attention to the time here, because you don't want your fish to overcook and become tough.

Take the salmon out of the oven, and serve

Once the 15 minutes of baking have passed, you'll take the salmon out of the oven. When you're ready to serve the salmon, you'll use a spoon to coat the salmon with the cooked sauce in the baking dish, so every piece is pleasantly layered. Although it's not necessary, Dalton recommends one final touch: Sprinkle the salmon with green onions and sesame seeds for a spectacular presentation — and then serve and enjoy!

Pair the salmon with a tasty side

If you're looking to pair this easy fresh ginger and salmon recipe with a side dish, Dalton says noodles or plain rice with stir-fried bok choy is an excellent option. And of course, you can never go wrong with rice, vegetables, or whatever you prefer to eat along with your salmon.

Although this recipe makes four servings, you can also use the leftover salmon for a freshly tossed salad the next day. This salmon also makes a great sandwich with lettuce and tomato.

Easy Fresh Ginger And Salmon Recipe
4.6 from 8 ratings
We've perfected a fresh ginger and salmon recipe that's restaurant-level worthy, only you can skip venturing out to a sit-down restaurant, and enjoy it at home.
Prep Time
3
minutes
Cook Time
15
minutes
Servings
4
Servings
ginger and salmon baking dish
Total time: 18 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lazy ginger or grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon mirin
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 4 salmon fillets
Optional Ingredients
  • chopped green onions, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Add the soy sauce, ginger, honey, sesame oil, mirin, and Sriracha sauce to a bowl, and then mix everything.
  3. Place the salmon in an ovenproof baking dish, and then pour the ginger soy sauce on the salmon. Make sure the salmon is totally covered in the sauce.
  4. Place the baking dish in the oven, and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. When you're ready to serve the salmon, use a spoon to coat it with the cooked sauce in the baking dish. Sprinkle green onions and sesame seeds on top for garnish, if desired.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 860
Total Fat 54.4 g
Saturated Fat 12.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 217.8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 5.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Total Sugars 4.4 g
Sodium 1,112.9 mg
Protein 82.2 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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