GRILLED SALMON WITH CILANTRO-GINGER SAUCE

Ginger, fish sauce and honey combine to create a delicious basting sauce in this easy grilled salmon recipe.

 

MAKES 4 SERVING/ TOTAL TIME 25 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

Cilantro-Ginger Sauce

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon fish sauce

1 teaspoon minced seeded Thai red chile (about 1 large) or jalapeño pepper

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

1 teaspoon honey

1 medium clove garlic, mashed into paste

Salmon

1 pound skin-on salmon fillet (about 2 inches thick), preferably wild-caught, cut into 4 portions

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

½ teaspoon ground pepper

¼ teaspoon salt

METHOD


STEP 1

To prepare sauce: Whisk oil, lime juice, cilantro, fish sauce, chile (or jalapeño), ginger, honey, and garlic in a small bowl. Reserve 1 Tbsp. of the sauce in a separate small bowl to use for basting.

STEP 2

To prepare salmon: Preheat grill to medium-high .Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Rub oil all over the salmon. Sprinkle both sides with pepper and salt. Place the salmon on the grill, skin-side up. Grill until the salmon lifts from the grates without sticking, about 6 minutes. Flip the salmon and brush with the reserved 1 Tbsp. sauce. Cook until the salmon lifts from the grates without sticking and flakes with a fork, 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve with the remaining sauce.

 

Nutrition Value

204 Kcal,

11.2g fat,

2g saturated fat,

0.1g fiber,

22.8g protein,

2.4g carbs