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Citrus Ginger Glazed Salmon

February 27, 2019
Citrus Ginger Glazed Salmon | Fat Girl Happy

We are in a serious relationship with this recipe for Citrus Ginger Glazed Salmon. Flavored with bright orange, lemon and zesty ginger with a touch of soy and brown sugar, these pan-seared salmon filets are healthy and tasty. Serve with your favorite steamed veggies for a delicious dinner. This recipe makes four servings, so it is also a great meal prep recipe.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Salmon filets with the skin on
  • Sea salt + cracked black pepper
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Ginger
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Snow peas
  • Red bell pepper

How to Make Citrus Ginger Glazed Salmon:

  1. Dry both sides of the salmon filets with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. In a sauce pan, combine the zest and juice of one orange, the juice of half a lemon, grated ginger, soy sauce and brown sugar.
  3. Bring the glaze mixture to a low boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat + simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  4. In a non-stick skillet on medium high heat, melt coconut oil and swirl around the pan. The oil should “shimmer” when the pan is hot enough. Then lower the heat to medium.
  5. Next, carefully place the salmon skin side down into the hot pan. Cook 5 – 6 minutes, or until the center reaches an internal temperature of 120 degrees F.
  6. Flip salmon and cook an 1 minute on the other side. Transfer to a dish and let rest.
  7. Place strips of red bell pepper and snow peas into a bowl. Cover with a lid and steam in the microwave for 4 minutes.
  8. Brush the prepared citrus glaze over the top of the salmon. Serve with veggies.

You should totally check out our recipe for Caprese Portabella Mushrooms. Because mozzarella.


TIP: You can cook more than one filet at once, just do not crowd the pan. We used a 10 inch skillet and cooked two filets at a time, dividing the coconut oil for each batch.

This is one of our favorite ways to prepare glazed salmon. The simple but flavorful citrus glaze is just the right touch. The acidity in the orange and lemon brings out the rich fattiness of the salmon.


Salmon contains up to 58 percent of the daily required intake of protein per 4-ounce serving. Salmon contains essential amino acids that promote growth and help maintain muscle tissue mass. The protein found in salmon helps the body maintain metabolism at levels to promote weight loss.

-Julie Boehlke, LiveStrong.com

If you are totally cutting out sugar from your lifestyle, you can leave the brown sugar out. That will lower the carbs per serving to 9 grams. But adding a little helps the glaze come together nicely. You can also use honey or a liquid non-sugar sweetener.

How awesome would Citrus Ginger Glazed Salmon be on a big, green salad with sliced scallions? Or even on a bowl of zoodles. Mix it up!

Salmon with citrus and ginger glaze on a bed of snow peas and red bell peppers

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Citrus Ginger Glazed Salmon

With a zesty citrus sauce flavored with ginger and soy, this glazed salmon recipe will be a new dinner favorite. Tasty salmon filets served with fresh veggies. This recipe makes 4 servings and is great for meal-prep, too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword glazed salmon
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 123kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds salmon filet cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (one orange)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice (one orange)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (half lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger more or less to taste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil divided
  • 8 ounces snow peas
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and cut into strips

Instructions

  • Dry both sides of the salmon filets with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  • In a small sauce pan, combine the zest and juice of one orange, the juice of half a lemon, grated ginger, soy sauce and brown sugar.
  • Bring the glaze mixture to a low boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat + simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  • In a non-stick skillet on medium high heat, melt coconut oil and swirl around the pan. The oil should “shimmer” when the pan is hot enough. Then lower the heat to medium.
  • Next, carefully place the salmon skin side down into the hot pan. Cook 5 – 6 minutes, or until the center reaches an internal temperature of 120 degrees F. Flip salmon and cook an 1 minute on the other side. Transfer to a dish and let rest.
  • Place strips of red bell pepper and snow peas into a bowl. Cover with a lid and steam in the microwave for 4 minutes.
  • Brush the prepared citrus glaze over the top of the salmon. Serve with veggies.

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