Seared Lemon-Ginger Salmon

pan-seared salmon served with lemons over a mix of greens
Prep Time: 
20 minutes, plus marinate time
Number of Servings: 
Serves 4


Lemon-Ginger Marinade

  • 14 cup lemon juice
  • 18 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For Salmon

  • 4 salmon steaks, about 6 oz each and about 1 inch thick
  • Olive oil
  • Assorted tossed mixed greens
  • Lemon slices and dill sprigs, optional


  1. Combine lemon juice, soy sauce, ginger, honey, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl.
  2. Place salmon steaks in a single layer in a shallow pan. Pour marinade over and let marinate in the fridge for one hour.
  3. Lightly coat the bottom of a frying pan with a small amount of oil. Heat pan to hot.
  4. Add salmon steaks and cook each side for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown and center of fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Serve salmon steaks over greens. Garnish each serving with a lemon slice and dill sprig, if desired.
Nutrition Info: 
436 Calories, 36 g Protein, 94 mg Cholesterol, 14 g Carbohydrates, 10 g Total sugars (9 g Added sugars), 1 g Fiber, 26 g Total fat (6 g sat), 618 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Phosphorus, ★★★★ Vitamin E, Vitamin K, ★★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin C, ★★ Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Folate, Magnesium, Potassium


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