Crunchy Baked Ginger-Dill Salmon Recipe

Crunchy Baked Ginger-Dill Salmon Recipe
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Crunchy Baked Ginger Dill Salmon
Donna Griffith
Crunchy Baked Ginger Dill Salmon

Baked salmon is a delicious and healthy meal that can be prepared in a hurry. The tangy lime, used in both the coating mixture and the sauce, really brings this dish to the next level of exciting flavor.

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4
Servings
792
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray, or extra-virgin olive oil in a spray can
  • 1/4  cup  whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4  cup  lime juice
  • 1  tablespoon  agave nectar
  • 1  tablespoon  dill, chopped finely
  • 1  teaspoon  ginger, grated finely
  • 1/4  teaspoon  fresh chile paste
  • 1/4  teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4  cup  dried whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • Four 5-ounce wild-caught skinless salmon fillets
  • 1/4  cup  low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4  cups  lightly packed baby spinach

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Have ready 3 shallow vessels, such as pie tins, baking dishes, or plastic storage containers for the 3-step breading procedure. In the first container, place the flour. In the second container, whisk together the lime juice, agave, dill, ginger, chile paste, salt, and pepper. In the third container, place the breadcrumbs.

Place a salmon fillet in flour and lightly coat both sides. Dip both sides in the lime juice mixture and coat with breadcrumbs, both sides. Place in a baking dish and repeat with the remaining fillets of salmon. Transfer to the oven and bake until golden brown and the salmon is almost firm, but still has a little give when touched, about 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour the lime juice mixture into a small saucepan and place on the stove over medium-high heat. If there are any large clumps of flour in the mixture, remove them with a spoon. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil, whisking. Cook until the mixture thickens, about 1 minute, then remove from heat and set aside.

Divide the spinach among 4 plates, and place a fillet of salmon on top of each. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the lime-ginger sauce on the greens around the salmon and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
54g
60%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
187g
100%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
145mg
15%
Choline, total
42mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
22g
88%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
389µg
97%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
220mg
69%
Manganese, Mn
9mg
100%
Niacin
19mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
571mg
82%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
128mg
9%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
49g
2%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

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