Fresh Salmon with a Ginger & Garlic Marinade
Everyone has their favorite "go-to” recipe. Mine happens to be a super quick, easy, and delicious ginger garlic salmon! It has few ingredients, most of which you’ll probably have on hand, takes about 15 minutes to prepare, and has numerous health benefits!
It is either loved or loathed for its smell, contains allicin, the stinky compound responsible for its odor. It releases sulfur which has numerous medicinal properties such as lowering the risk of cardiovascular attacks and restoring antibody response. Garlic can also help prevent colds, reduce blood pressure, and detoxify the body!
**Fun fact: If you eat garlic with others, none of you can smell it on each other! However, this only lasts as long as the particles stay in your mouth, on your tongue, and between your teeth. As soon as those particles get washed away, you can smell the garlic on those around you. Moral of the story: If you eat garlic, make everyone eat garlic!
Salmon is full of Omega-3 fatty acids which are critical for brain function since the brain is made up of about 60% fat. Omega-3’s have also been shown to decrease cardiovascular problems, improve joint function, and elevate your mood.
Prep Time: Approx. 45 minutes (30 of these are the letting the salmon sit and marinate)
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons liquid aminos (you can also use soy sauce)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon coconut sugar (use up to 2 tablespoons if using a different kind of sugar)
2 cloves pressed garlic
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
4 green onions, thinly sliced
4 salmon filets
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
*Sriracha to taste
Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside
In a gallon Ziplock bag combine the 4 salmon filets and the marinade and mix to cover them evenly. Let this sit and marinate for at least 30 minutes. You can let it marinate overnight or freeze it to make at a later date.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray
Place the salmon and marinade on the dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
I’ve found this dish to be the perfect meal at the end of a long day or as a quick crowd pleaser when having company. Try it out and let me know what you think! It’s "sea-riously” delicious.