Recipe: Ginger roasted salmon and broccoli

Recipes | November 22, 2019
ginger roasted salmon and broccoli recipe
Savory and tangy salmon dish

Salmon is packed with good-for-you things like vitamin A and omega fatty acids which are necessary for your brain and heart to function properly. Serve with broccoli and another roasted veggie of your choice and you have a perfectly balanced dinner.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tablespoons toasted (dark) sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 8 cups large broccoli florets with 2-inch stalks attached (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 ¼ pounds wild salmon, cut into 4 portions
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

Whisk oil, tamari, vinegar, ginger and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add broccoli and toss to coat. Transfer to the prepared pan using tongs or a slotted spoon, leaving as much marinade as possible in the bowl. Whisk molasses into the remaining marinade.

Roast the broccoli for 5 minutes. Move it to one side of the pan and place salmon on the other side. Season the salmon with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and brush with the molasses glaze. Roast until the salmon is just cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes more. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Serve with roasted root vegetables or winter squash for a healthy dinner.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)*:

323 calories, 13g fat, 17g carbohydrates, 34g protein, 603mg sodium, 10g sugar

*Nutrition facts for the salmon and broccoli

Adapted from: EatingWell.com

Reviewed by PeaceHealth dietitians and nutritionists.