Salmon with Garlic and Ginger Recipe

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A citrus marinade sparked with garlic and ginger perks up the salmon fillets Patricia Cohen prepares in her Floral City, Florida home. She relies on her microwave to cook the fish in minutes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 292 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a food processor, combine the parsley, ginger and garlic; cover and process until minced. Add the lemon juice, lime juice, salt, tarragon and pepper; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Spread mixture over salmon fillets. Place in a shallow 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, positioning the thickest portion of fish toward the outside edges. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Let stand, covered, for 2 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Salmon with Garlic and Ginger in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p44

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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