Blackened Ginger Glazed Salmon
This Blackened Ginger Glazed Salmon has just 6 ingredients and is light, healthy, and super easy. It also has the best flavor, even non fish lovers like it! Get a wholesome dinner on the table in no time at all! Paleo, low carb, and real food deliciousness!
This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Riiiight here. Cue all the exclamation points.
I often wonder if literary scholars, English teachers and excellent writers in general still believe in the you-only-have-one-exclamation-point, use-it-well rule, now that it’s 2017 and the internet rules the world. Self expression in the form of exclamation points is very important, FYI. Also, self experssion in the form of exclamation points is a huge crutch. And also the worst.
But the best. How else would you know that this Blackened Ginger Glazed Salmon is i!n!c!r!e!d!i!b!l!e!?
But I’m sooooo not sorry about this delicious wild-caught salmon. It’s natural, sustainable and a great source of protein and healthy fats, which is why I try to incorporate it in my diet as often as possible. All of Alaska’s salmon is wild-caught so you can trust that you’re purchasing the highest quality. As an added bonus – it’s sold fresh or frozen all year round making it super convenient to enjoy your favorite meal whenever you’d like.
I’d jump through my screen and make it in your kitchen if I could, it’s that easy. I’d deliver it to you with a few beers or a glass of wine or maybe just four cans of your favorite la croix flavor. (< pssst. mine’s coconut, what’s yours?)
I first made this recipe a couple of weeks ago and it has quickly become one of our absolute favorite effortless meals. We could probably eat it every week and be happy. Brad could, for sure. It’s one dish that he requests frequently, and that’s huge because usually when I ask him “any ideas for dinner this week?” he responds with “I don’t know. I just ate. I can’t think of ideas when I’m full.”
And for the record, he ALWAYS “just ate.” Always.
It’s very inconvenient when my brain is lazy.
As a huge seafood lover, (salmon especially) I’m always trying to find new favorite ways to flavor it. This salmon dish is topped with so much wonderful flavorings that your taste buds will straight up lose.it.
The sauce is seriously TO DIE FOR. I even use it as a vinaigrette for my salads. And then pair it with the hearty, flakey, pan-seared Alaska salmon and it is worthy of so much more than one exclamation point, I swear.
I purchased my Alaska wild-caught salmon fresh at my local grocery store, but you could also easily buy salmon frozen if you preferred. Did you know there are actually 5 different species of salmon you can choose from? They include king, sockeye, coho, keta and pink. Any variety will work for this recipe.
To serve alongside your salmon, you can totally use any veggies you prefer – feel free to get creative. If you don’t have broccoli on hand, try asparagus or green beans. The ginger glazed salmon would even be delicious simply served with a side salad.
You guys are going to love this dish as much as my family does! It’s:
& Ridiculously flavorful!
This would make the perfect weeknight meal when you want something fresh and filling on the table fast!
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to tag a photo #kimscravings on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!
Blackened Ginger Glazed Salmon
For the glaze:
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or Bragg’s liquid aminos
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 clove garlic, crushed or minced
For the complete meal:
- Ginger glaze recipe from above, divided
- 4 Alaska salmon fillets (4oz-5oz each)
- Optional for topping: chopped pecans, chopped parsley or chopped cilantro and sesame seeds
- Roasted or steamed veggies or a side salad
For the ginger glaze:
- Add all glaze ingredients to a small jar with a lid and shake vigorously to combine.
For the salmon with glaze:
- Add 1/4 cup glaze to large baggie with salmon fillets and allow salmon to marinate for about 30 mins. Be sure to reserve glaze for pouring over salmon during cooking.
- Spray large skillet with a generous amount of cooking spray or about 1/2 tablespoon olive or avocado oil and heat over medium to high heat. Add salmon fillets, skin side down, cover with lid (or use a baking sheet to cover the skillet) and cook at a high heat for about 3 mins. Remove lid, flip salmon, pour glaze from baggie over the top of the salmon and cook for another few minutes and until salmon is cooked through.
- Remove salmon from skillet and to plate with veggies or salad. I like to use the remaining glaze in the jar for a vinaigrette, about 1-2 tablespoons per serving. Feel free to add chopped parsley and sesame seeds to top salmon. Enjoy!
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Love this Blackened Ginger Glazed Salmon? Try my other favorite salmon dishes!
Grilled Balsamic Salmon Kabobs
One Pan Cajun Salmon Topped With Pineapple Salsa
Seared Salmon Tacos with Avocado Crema
Something to think about….
What’s your favorite seafood? Do you love salmon like me? Have you tried Alaska Salmon?
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This looks amazingly healthy! You did a phenomenal job & great photography
I love how healthy this dish is! I would love to try it at home. Also I am an English teacher but I do not care how many exclamation marks you use. I typically just stick with one myself.
That looks so delicious, am definitely gonna try this on a weekend. Thanks for the recipe
I love my salmon grilled or lightly fried and this looks absolutely delicious and everything healthy.
Great post and potos! This looks so delish. I like the benefit of it being hearty, healthy and comforting. My family is such a seafood lover so I know they’re going to lovve this.
The glaze does sure sound near perfect. All the flavors I enjoy. Great dinner idea.
I don’t usually like salmon, but this looks SO delicious. I love all the colors!
This is the best way to have salmon. That crispy outside really seals in the flavor.
Salmon is my fav fish! Just the taste when it is cooked and the smell also.. loving it! I would love to try this recipe coz it really looks super yummy
I have salmon on my menu for tonight. We eat salmon monthly here and I like to try new recipes! So I will save this one. My only concern is the blackened part on purpose, lol.
I’ve never had salmon before but it looks amazing!
I love salmon, that recipe looks amazing!
Firstly love the photos !!! THe colors of the salmon, carrot , green leaves and the brocolli makes for the perfect picture. I have tried salmon many times but not ginger glazed salmon. Thanks for the recipe !!!
I love salmon and this looks like a really yummy recipe!
I love salmon, so I’m going to love this dish. I ‘m on awe of the way you’ve presented it. Need to bookmark this post. Cheers!!
We only know one way to cook salmon and this will be a great additon. It looks so healthy and yummy!
I’m adding ginger to my recipe! We absolutely love salmon in my house. Its a weekly staple and we’re always looking for new ways to make it. Thanks!
You are the best food photographer! I feel like a can reach through my screen and touch the veggies and salmon. It really does sound tasty.
You are so sweet!! It’s a really delicious meal. Hopefully, you get a chance to give it a try.
I love how easy this is to make. My husband is so picky when it comes to fish dishes, But I really think he’s love this! Excited to try it out this week 😀
I hope he loves it as much as my husband does. Be sure and let me know what y’all think!
I’m trying to add more seafood into meal plans, and this looks like something my family would enjoy. I actually enjoy salmon but never feel confident trying my own recipes.
Just follow the steps… this salmon dish is so easy and it comes out super tasty and cooked perfectly.
Wow! Now this is a great dinner! Your blog is beautiful, the images are fantastic, and the food – delicious!
Thanks so much for your kind words! Hope you get a chance to give the dish a try!
Holy YUM! I’m not a huge fan of ginger, but this looks so delicious that I might give the glaze a try
You could totally leave the ginger out. You should definitely give it a try!
I normally don’t like seafood, but I’d give this a try. The glaze sounds like something I’d really enjoy.
Yes, the glaze is wonderful! I love using it as a vinaigrette even!