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Garlic-Ginger Salmon Packets Recipe

Garlic-Ginger Salmon Packets Recipe

With minimal effort and mess, this tender salmon fillet has the makings of a dinnertime staple. Citrus, garlic and ginger bring out the best in this low calorie entrée. —Lisa Finnegan, Forked River, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Place each salmon fillet on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Combine the ginger, cilantro, garlic and peels; spoon over salmon.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce and pepper; drizzle over salmon. Fold foil around fish and seal tightly.
  • 3. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 279 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 389 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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