Crunchy Baked Ginger-Dill Salmon Recipe

Staff Writer
It's perfect for a light, tasty dinner!
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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Ready in
25 m
4
Servings
398
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.

Ginger Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Ginger Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Cholesterol
78mg
26%
Protein
32g
64%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
144µg
16%
Vitamin B12
5µg
77%
Vitamin B6
1mg
50%
Vitamin C
19mg
32%
Vitamin E
6mg
29%
Vitamin K
147µg
100%
Calcium
62mg
6%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
103µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
112µg
28%
Folic acid
6µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
77mg
19%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
13mg
67%
Phosphorus
396mg
57%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
751mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.9%
Sodium
279mg
12%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
28.3%
Zinc
1mg
6.6%