Candied Ginger Poached Salmon Recipe

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Candied ginger is one of my favorite secret ingredients, one which I keep well stocked. While I used this delicate and delicious fish as a filling for rice paper wraps, it is also delicious tossed in a stir-fry or topping jasmine rice.

Candied Ginger Poached Salmon
Yield: 4

Candied Ginger Poached Salmon

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup candied ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp tbl white sugar
  • 2 tbsp tbl soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp ½ tbl sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 lb salmon fillet


  1. Blend the ginger, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, oil, lime, and shallot together until smooth. Marinade the fish in the ginger sauce for up to 30 minutes.
  2. Place the fish in a deep-bottomed frying pan, and set the pan on medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, covered for half the time, until the fish is lightly browned and the sauce is thick.
  3. Remove from heat and serve right away.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 351Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 71mgSodium 511mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 22gProtein 26g

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  • Samantha Lowe

    Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.

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