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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 each: 347 calories, 21g fat (5g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.

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keely27 User ID: 4249986 240496
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"I liked it but husband did not, so probably won't make again. It is a fresher flavor combination than I typically use for salmon"

laurenph31 User ID: 3890672 108729
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"SOOOOO easy, and really, really good! I'm not a huge sour cream fan in and of itself, but with the cilantro, garlic, and lime --- YUM!!!"

fredaevans User ID: 6360805 187751
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"This Puppy Hunts, BUT be very light on the spices as it will/can 'over whelm' the Salmon."

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