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Easy ginger salmon is full of flavor and ready for the table in mere minutes.
Sometimes I feel like it’s a struggle to make sure we eat enough of the right foods. Sure, there’s that thing about intuitive eating, but what if my intuition is telling me to head over to Shake Shack again? My intuition maybe isn’t the smartest.
One of the things we struggle with is getting enough fish in our diets. I hate taking pills, so I don’t want to get my omega-3s in capsule form, and that means I need to increase our fish consumption. While my husband and I love to eat sushi and try a wide variety of fishes, my kids are pretty much stuck on salmon.
That’s great because salmon is easy to cook (like in these salmon kabobs) and easy to buy, but it’s not great because it can get boring easily! We tend to get in a rut for food preparations, so I’m glad to have created another winner for the whole family to enjoy.
Along the way of cooking for my family, I discovered that we all really love ginger. I was pretty surprised when both of my kids ate up my baked matcha donuts with ginger glaze and that gingersnaps are a favorite cookie. It just goes to show that you never can tell with kids and their food habits. (Tomorrow they will probably decide they hate it, I’m sure.)
This recipe is made super easy through the use of Gourmet Garden’s stir-in pastes, though you can use whole ginger and cilantro, if you prefer. Make sure you remove all the skin from the ginger, and chop the ginger and cilantro together with the salt to create a paste.
When cooking the salmon, you don’t want to overdo it. While we tend to be extra cautious about cooking things here in the U.S., salmon only needs a short cooking time. Just be sure to cook it with the skin side UP first, to make things easier for flipping.
Serve with roasted cauliflower for a complete meal!
Easy Ginger Salmon
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- 1/2 tablespoon cilantro paste
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 pound salmon, cut into 4 pieces
- 2 teaspoons avocado or olive oil, for the pan
- Combine ginger, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Rub it all over the flesh side of the salmon.
- In a nonstick saute pan, add avocado or olive oil and heat over medium-high. When oil shimmers, add salmon skin side up and cook for approximately 3 minutes.
- Carefully flip salmon over and cook for 2 minutes more.
- Serve immediately.