Sockeye salmon fillets marinated with lime zest + juice and freshly grated ginger for 10 minutes, and then quickly broiled. Serve this lime ginger salmon with Cilantro Coconut Brown Rice and you have a refreshing, tasty and healthy dinner in under 30 minutes.
You can use any firm wild fish affordable in your area. I can think of halibut, cod, snapper, rockfish. Please buy wild caught only. I explain the problem with farmed fish in detail in this Thai Salmon recipe (another salmon recipe idea for you).
Living in Pacific Northwest we have affordable access to good quality wild salmon which doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. I hope this summer we will have a nice run of sockeye salmon like last year. That is when we stock our freezer with tens of them. Otherwise I’m not paying $3/100 g in the store, no way.
If no sockeye show up, we will have to eat chum (white meat) and pink salmon. They can’t even compare in quality to bright red sockeye but still a good quality healthy meat. Canned salmon is also an affordable alternative to fresh wild salmon, which we often eat straight from the can, or use in canned salmon salad recipe and salmon sweet potato cakes.
Lime and ginger is a brilliant combination! Last Saturday, our friends brought pork kebabs marinated in lime and ginger and I made Russian potato salad. As soon as I saw it I was like “How couldn’t I think of that?!” So simple. The best flavour combinations are usually simple and we often try to complicate things. So, this salmon is tangy, a bit sweet and a tiny bit spicy. Heaven!
All 3 of my boys LOVE salmon. This lime ginger salmon was a hit and no one complained. Even a 4 year old didn’t mention “spicy green things” in salmon or rice. This is what I’m dealing with, usually.
I went for a walk yesterday and was thinking if Adam ate a traditional Western diet until now, it would be a nightmare to convert him to clean eating. I have been feeding him healthy since birth and still struggle many times. He is getting better every month though and compared to majority of kids eats very healthy. My mom thinks I’m crazy and got nothing to complain about.
So, I feel for you parents who try to change your kids’ eating habits. I probably would slowly “clean up” my kids’ favourite meals and their tastebuds, and then introduce new foods. So, in case you struggle that is my advice. We also offer barely any options and are quite firm with our menu. Alex served 2 years in a Russian army, so he helps with dinner discipline a lot lol. No, we don’t beat them up, I swear. We just don’t give more than 2 options, do not allow to leave table until plate is empty and promise no iPad for a week (works like a charm lol). Here is my advice how to make kids eat healthy.
- 6 x 6 oz sockeye salmon fillets, skin on or off*
- 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
- 1 large lime, juice and zest of
- 1 tsp ginger, grated
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
- Cooking spray (I use Misto)
- In a small bowl, whisk Lime Ginger Marinade ingredients. Spread 3/4 of it on the bottom of baking dish or platter. Lay down salmon fillets flesh side down into the marinade and let marinate for about 10 minutes.
- Turn on oven's broiler on High and position top oven rack 5" - 6" below the heat source. Line large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper, spray with cooking spray and place salmon fillets skin side down (if any). Coat with remaining marinade.
- Broil for 12 minutes, rotating baking sheet to ensure proper browning and prevent burning. Serve hot with Cilantro Coconut Brown Rice.
*Any firm white fish would work as great. I can think of snapper, halibut, cod, rockfish.