Wild Salmon in Ginger Lemon Marinade: quick and easy!
Another super easy, super quick and super healthy recipe for you to try! Perfect for busy weeknights, this wild salmon in ginger lemon marinade will become a hit!
This is probably my favourite wild salmon recipe, because it is really easy, quick, delicious and super healthy.
Wild salmon is one of the king superfoods out there, packed with important nutrients for our health.
Why is it so good for us?
Wild salmon is a great source of zinc – so important for our immune system – and iodine, which is essential for the production of thyroid hormones. Our body does not make iodine, so we must get it through our diet!
It is rich in carotenoids such as astaxanthin, which is antioxidant and anti inflammatory. It supports our heart health by improving cholesterol levels and regulating blood pressure.
Salmon is also very rich in potassium – another ally for our blood pressure – and in vitamins D, B12, B3 and B6, so critical for our immune and nervous systems.
Most famously, salmon is a fantastic source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, which are, as the name suggests, essential for the good functioning of our body.
They protect and promote heart and brain functions, they support the nervous system and they balance hormones production and activity. They also control inflammation and immune response.
Which type of salmon shall we buy?
It is important to choose wild salmon, not farmed, because of the high content of antibiotics and other chemicals in the latter.
Ginger and lemon are also super-foods, so helpful in supporting our gut health and immune system. This is why I have included them in my pandemic grocery list !
The ingredients of this recipe are available all year round, so any season is perfect for this dish.
Enjoy this easy and quick salmon recipe!
- 4 wild caught salmon fillets
- 1 lemon, sliced
- Few cherry tomatoes
For the marinade
- 1 lime or ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger root
- 2 to 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- Fresh coriander
- Fresh or dried thyme
- Few drops of good quality extra virgin olive oil
- Good quality salt and pepper to taste
Rinse the salmon fillets under running water and place them skin side up in a glass dish.
In a glass jar, combine the ingredients for the marinade, place a lid and shake vigorously (use a small bowl if you have no jar and mix well).
Pour the marinade over the fillets, ensuring they are fully coated.
Cover the dish and let marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours in the fridge. If you are in a hurry or very hungry, you can skip the fridge time and go straight to the next step.
Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 .
Drain off marinade. Flip salmon to skin side down and place it on chemical- free baking paper.
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place them with the sliced lemon on top of the fillets.
Wrap the salmon with the paper and cook for about 15 – 20 minutes, depending on the size of the fillets, until done.
If you have no baking paper, simply place the salmon fillets in a glass baking dish to marinade, drain them, and use the same dish for cooking. Grilling is also good!