Ginger, fish sauce and honey combine to create a delicious basting sauce in this easy grilled salmon recipe. Look for Thai red chiles in the produce section of your grocery store, or use a green or red jalapeño instead. Not only is this salmon dish delicious, it also takes just 25 minutes to prepare, making it the ideal centerpiece for a healthy weeknight dinner.

Andrea Kirkland M.S., RD
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2019


Cilantro-Ginger Sauce


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare sauce: Whisk oil, lime juice, cilantro, fish sauce, chile (or jalapeño), ginger, honey, and garlic in a small bowl. Reserve 1 Tbsp. of the sauce in a separate small bowl to use for basting.

  • To prepare salmon: Preheat grill to medium-high (see Tip). Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Rub oil all over the salmon. Sprinkle both sides with pepper and salt. Place the salmon on the grill, skin-side up. Grill until the salmon lifts from the grates without sticking, about 6 minutes. Flip the salmon and brush with the reserved 1 Tbsp. sauce. Cook until the salmon lifts from the grates without sticking and flakes with a fork, 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve with the remaining sauce.


Tip: Clean grill grates well before grilling to prevent the fish fillets from sticking. To oil the grates, soak a paper towel with vegetable oil, hold it with tongs and rub it over the grates. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Equipment: Charcoal or gas grill

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 22.8g 46% DV; carbohydrates 2.4g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.1g 1% DV; sugars 1.6g; fat 11.2g 17% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 53mg 18% DV; vitamin a iu 192.4IU 4% DV; vitamin c 4mg 7% DV; folate 14.1mcg 4% DV; calcium 47.6mg 5% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 35.4mg 13% DV; potassium 436.9mg 12% DV; sodium 319.6mg 13% DV; added sugar 1.4g.

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Rating: 5 stars
This is a very flavorful and easy grilled salmon recipe. I made it Exactly as written and grilled it on a gas grill . I served it with the excellent lemon-dill green bean and baby potato salad in the same issue. Superb summer meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and bright tasting! Served with edamame rice pilaf with cilantro to carry over the flavor. Threw some pickled carrot shreds over all of it. Superb dinner! Read More