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Walnut Ginger Salmon Recipe
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Walnut Ginger Salmon Recipe

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Pantry ingredients combine for a delightful marinade that lightly glazes this tender, moist salmon. —Becky Walch, Manteca, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 270 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 292 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the brown sugar, mustard, soy sauce and ginger; add the salmon. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 7-9 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, sprinkling with walnuts during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Walnut Ginger Salmon in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 270 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 292 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 1 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"This was very tasty, although 11 minutes under my broiler was not enough to cook the salmon through, leaving me with burnt nuts on top. I used fresh grated ginger instead of powdered and pecans instead of walnuts because I had them on hand. I'll definitely make this again, will just cook it for the time I usually cook salmon."

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"The next time I make it I will double the marinade except for the ginger, I will leave ginger as is or only put in 1/2 tsp more. Excellent dish but not all the fish was covered with marinade, which is why I would double it."

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"For someone is usually intimidated by cooking fish. It was very easy and came out the first time trying this. Definitely a keeper!"

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"Very nice flavour, but don't use too thick a piece of salmon. Also, watch the nuts carefully---only 1 minute or they'll burn."

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Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"Excellent easy, healthy recipe. Start with best salmon available. Fresh, of course, is ultimate, but frozen wild Pacific Northwest red-sockeye, silver-coho or king-chinook offer outstanding flavor, texture and are available throughout US. Avoid chum, farm-raised, etc. Good cuts or fresh salmon will give you full enjoyment of many fine meals such as this one!"

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