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Cilantro-Lime Salmon Recipe

Cilantro-Lime Salmon Recipe

Fresh lime brightens the flavor of this microwave-fast salmon, sized just right for a pair. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground cumin
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Lime wedges


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Place fillets skin side down in a greased 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish; top with sour cream mixture.
  • 2. Cover and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with lime wedges. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 347 calories, 21 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 255 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 35 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.