If you like salmon then you’re really going to LOVE this Ginger Salmon with Citrus Sauce recipe. Ginger Salmon with Organic Citrus Infused Sauce is simple to make but delivers complex flavor. This is a five-star meal you can make at home and impress yourself and your guests. Clean-label eaters will have complete control over their diet with this recipe since there are only a handful of simple ingredients. There also isn’t any soy sauce in this recipe so soy-free eaters rejoice. This recipe uses Ginger Pesto, which we don’t sell but we do teach you how to make. It’s easy to make ginger pesto and you can store it in the freezer and use it for many vegetarian, meat, and seafood dishes including Veggie Stir Fry, Shrimp Skewers, Chicken Satay Skewers, Grilled Chicken Burgers, and even your next Rib Eye Steak – make extra for Beef Sliders.
If you want to watch a video of how to make this recipe, scroll down to watch Lika make Ginger Salmon with Organic Citrus Sauce.
Make Ginger Salmon at Home
Preparation and Cooking Tips
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
You can make this 5-star meal in under 30 minutes. Start the rice and it will be cooked and ready to eat by the time your ginger salmon is finished cooking. Start steaming your vegetables after you begin cooking the salmon.
Ginger Salmon with Citrus Sauce Ingredients
The ingredients shown here will make enough ginger salmon for about 4-6 servings, depending upon your appetite. This dish really is delicious so guest might want seconds even if they are full just to taste the flavor explosion one more time.
Making Ginger Salmon with Citrus Sauce
- Remember to start by cooking the rice. We prefer using a rice cooker.
- Cut salmon filet into serving-size portions
- Place cut salmon in large mixing bowl
- Add kosher salt and ground black pepper
- Next, add the ginger pesto
- Finally, add the Citrus Infused Sauce
- Mix all ingredients well with a rubber spatula
- Let salmon marinate for 2-3 minutes
- While salmon is marinating, prepare your steamed vegetables
- Add coconut oil to a heated pan (medium-high heat is good)
- When oil is hot add salmon, skin-side down, in a single layer
- Cook 3-4 minutes on side one depending on thickness of filet
- After salmon begins to firm up and turn lighter pink turn and cook 2-3 additional minutes on side two
Tips for Cooking Salmon
Leave the Salmon Skin On
To create juicy and delicious salmon leave the skin intact while cooking and pay attention to the firmness and color. Salmon will turn from translucent red to a lighter pink as it cooks. If you leave the inside slightly pink while the outside begins to flake the salmon will be most flavorful. Leaving the skin on even up to serving on the plate will help the salmon stay juicy and together in one piece.
Give Your Salmon a Bath
Here is a tip that applies to all kinds of seafood. To get rid of any fishy odor, soak the salmon in 2 cups of water mixed with 1/4 cup white vinegar. Soak for about a minute and then drain. Optional: rinse salmon with water after the vinegar bath. When this tip is used with shrimp or other fish especially fish that has aged and isn’t so fresh, it also improves the flavor. See Shrimp Satay Skewers.
Ginger Salmon Citrus Sauce Serving Suggestions
We really enjoy Ginger Salmon served over rice with broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower. Other possibilities that would taste really good are sautéed mushroom or sugar snap peas. Use whatever vegetables are to your liking. You really cannot go wrong.
Video: How to Make Ginger Salmon with Organic Citrus Sauce
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