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Broiled cilantro ginger salmon

Serves: 6


Ingredients:

-3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

-2 tbsp grated gingerroot

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

-2 tbsp olive oil

-1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

-6 salmon fillets (about 2 1/4 lbs)

-grated zest of 2 limes


Directions:

1. Using a mortar and pestle (or a food processor), crush garlic, ginger and salt to form a paste. Stir in cilantro, olive oil, pepper and lime zest.

2. Place salmon on a plate and coat top evenly with paste. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or for up to 2 hours. Preheat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from the top.

3. Transfer salmon to prepared baking sheet and broil for 7-10 minutes or until salmon is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.


Nutrition per serving:

251 calories

18.8 g fat

2.6 g sat fat

136 mg sodium

17 g protein

1 g carb


**This can also be cooked on a bbq with 2 or more burners. Preheat one side to medium, place salmon on the other side and close the lid. This indirect cooking method is great for delicate protein like fish. There will be enough heat to cook the salmon without burning it or drying it out.