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Lime Ginger Salmon

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Olena Osipov
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This Lime Ginger Salmon is quick to prepare and packed with flavor for a simple mid-week meal in under 30 minutes! The salmon is tender and juicy and goes well with tons of sides!

Love salmon? You might also enjoy my honey garlic salmon, teriyaki salmon, or peanut butter salmon!

Lime Ginger Salmon on a plate with Cilantro coconut rice

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.

It also goes really well with all sorts of greens like roasted asparagus, brussel sprouts, or garlic green beans – delicious and nutritious!

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).

Lime Ginger Salmon

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 canned salmon cakes.

Lime Ginger marinade; pieces of salmon

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.

Even better, I used the leftovers for a healthy salmon stir-fry and they loved that too!

Lime Ginger Salmon with a side of rice on a blue plate

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.

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Lime Ginger Salmon

Lime Ginger Salmon

Lime Ginger Salmon recipe marinated in honey, lime juice and ginger, and then quickly broiled to perfection.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Olena Osipov


  • 6 x 6 oz sockeye salmon fillets skin on or off*

Lime Ginger Marinade:

  • 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.

Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 3 days.


    • *Any firm white fish would work as great. I can think of snapper, halibut, cod, rockfish.


    Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 833mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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