This Ginger Soy Salmon recipe is so simple and tastes so good. The marinade is very versatile. It is also excellent for chicken and pork tenderloin.
I haven't tried it on shrimp but I think it would be good on other seafood too. Just don't over marinate because the lime juice will have a chemical reaction with the meat and fish that actually cooks it.
This menu is perfect for summer entertaining because can make both salads ahead and you can grill the Salmon or whatever meat you choose to put it on at the last minute.
I don't think I have made this Ginger Soy Salmon once for company where someone didn't ask for the recipe.
Yep, that's how good it is!
Ginger Soy Salmon only uses 6 simple ingredients so it is quick and easy to make. Perfect for beginners and seasoned cooks as well.
Chef's Tips for Ginger Soy Salmon
- Do not exceed the one hour marinating time. If your fillets are thick then lean toward 20-30 minutes marinating time. The acid in the lime juice causes a chemical reaction that actually cooks the fish and changes the texture of the flesh. If you leave it longer it will take on a pickled aspect and become tough when you cook it on the stove.
- Be careful not to over cook the salmon on the grill or stove. Overcooked fish is dry and tough. Check your fillet about 20 minutes in. If you can easily separate the fillet with a fork and have it break open along one of the horizontal lines, and if the flesh is opaque all the way through, your fish is done.
Wine Pairing for Ginger Soy Salmon
he marinade on the salmon is slightly sweet with the brown sugar so I would lean toward an off-dry Riesling, Pinot Gris or even a Gewurztraminer. These would also pair well with the suggested sides.
If you are a die hard red fan then Pinot Noir is always a balanced pairing for salmon. An off-dry rosé would also be a nice weight with this dish.
- 16 oz salmon flllets
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 Tbsps lime juice
- 2 Tbsps soy sauce
- 1 ½ teaspoon fresh minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- Whisk marinade ingredients together.
- Pour over salmon and marinate 20 minutes to 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (or BBQ)
- Cook Salmon for 20-30 minutes. If there is any marinade left in the dish just pour it over the salmon when you start to cook it. Cook time will vary with the thickness of you fillets so test them for doneness after 20 minutes. When salmon is opaque in the middle and flakes apart it is done.