Ginger Lime Salmon

Ginger Lime Salmon
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Ginger lime salmon
Ali Rosen

Ginger lime salmon

Salmon has become so prolific that it can often feel like a boring old staple. This recipe adds a lot of zing without too much work. It's great for a weekday meal or as the centerpiece of a dinner party.

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The sauce can be made up to a day in advance.


  • One 12-ounce fillet salmon, skin on
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 4 olive oil
  • 2 ginger, grated
  • 2 limes, squeezed
  • Pinch of salt


Put shallots and ginger in a sauté pan with olive oil on medium heat and cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until the shallots have started to brown. Add the lime juice and cook for another minute until lime juice is hot. Add the salmon and cook for approximately 7 minutes, turning the salmon over halfway through. 

Plate the salmon with the shallots on top, using excess broth as a sauce.

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