Garlic-Ginger Salmon Packets Recipe
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Garlic-Ginger Salmon Packets Recipe

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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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 279 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.


  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.
Originally published as Garlic-Ginger Salmon Packets in Healthy Cooking August/September 2012, p54

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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loulouflz User ID: 6398556 197455
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"One of the best salmon recipes I have ever tried. Worth gathering all the ingredients to make it. Really! And, the best part is that cleanup is a snap."

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