Salmon with Honey Ginger Garlic Glaze

Recipe Classifications

Cuisine:

Asian

Meal:

Dinner

Diet:

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Mediterranean Diet, Kid-Friendly, Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Soy-Free

Rainbow:

Brown / White, Orange / Yellow

Freezes well:

Yes

Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 30 Minutes)

The Asian flavor profiles of this Salmon with Honey Ginger Garlic Glaze provide variety to the family’s daily meals. The salmon is so tender, it will melt in your mouth, while the glaze gives a great balance of sweet and savory. The touch of lemon helps balance it out with some acidity. This salmon can be perfectly paired with a simple salad or any variety of rice. 

Honey Ginger Garlic Glaze

Eating salmon is a great way to meet the daily protein requirement. This fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Other sources include cold-water fatty fish, such as mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid, which means the body cannot produce this on its own. This polyunsaturated fat also provides benefits for the heart, brain, and bone health. Although it is rare, eating food rich in essential fatty acids is important to avoid deficiency. 

Salmon with Honey Ginger Garlic Glaze

Studies show that this is linked to lower cardiac-related deaths among healthy individuals and those with pre-existing heart conditions. There is also evidence of a decrease in liver fat content for individuals who consume  Omega 3 compared to those who don’t. It is important to add variety to the diet to fully achieve the daily nutrient needs of the individual. A piece of salmon steak usually weighs between four or six ounces. It is recommended by the USDA to consume about 8-12 ounces of a variety of seafood per week. This Salmon with Honey Ginger Garlic Glaze recipe suggests a healthy portion (150g / 5oz) of salmon.

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Salmon with Honey Ginger Garlic Glaze

The combination of honey, ginger, and garlic complement this tender salmon really well with layers of sweet and savory flavors. You can enjoy this dish with a simple salad or some fluffy rice. It’s quick and easy to prepare, perfect for busy days, or those days when you just can’t be bothered to make a huge mess in the kitchen. Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 300 g salmon fillet (2 pieces, 150g each, no skin)
  • 1/4 teaspoon unrefined salt
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons grated apple
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)

Instructions

  • Season each piece of salmon with salt. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet or pan over low heat. Add the garlic and ginger then sauté for about a minute or until fragrant. Stir in the maple syrup and water then add in the grated apple last; stir well. If too reduced add more water.
  • Pat salmon dry with a paper towel then add the salmon to the sauce in the pan. Cook the salmon fillet for approx. 3-4 minutes or until golden. Continuously baste the tops with the pan juices. When done, drizzle with the pan and lemon juice, and serve with a side of salad of choice or rice.

Notes

For Low Histamine Meal Plan, modify: remove lemon juice

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 837mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg


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Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.
 

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