Ginger-broiled salmon with cucumber-mint relish

10
1
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
17 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This elegant yet easy salmon dish — perfect for family or friends — tastes great with a bowl of steamed scrubbed red baby potatoes. A ginger rub brings out the delicious flavor of the salmon. The broiler makes a quick and easy cooking method for weeknight suppers. Not only does the broiler preheat quickly, but it also cooks the salmon to perfection in just 10 minutes. And if you happen to overcook the salmon, you can drizzle it with a little canola oil to add back some of the moisture. The simple relish of cucumber, mint, rice wine vinegar and ginger can be made ahead and makes a flavorful topping for the salmon.

Ingredients

English cucumber(s)

1 medium, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced

Mint leaves

¼ cup(s), thinly sliced

Rice vinegar

¼ cup(s), seasoned

Ginger root

2½ tsp, fresh, peeled and minced

Canola oil

2 tsp

Sugar

¼ tsp

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste

Uncooked farmed salmon fillet(s) with or without skin

24 oz, 4 (6-ounce) about 1 inch thick

Instructions

  1. To make the relish, stir together the cucumber, mint, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon of the ginger in a medium bowl.
  2. Preheat the broiler. Spray the broiler rack with nonstick spray.
  3. Stir together the remaining 2 teaspoons ginger, the oil, sugar, salt, and pepper in a cup. Rub the ginger mixture on both sides of the salmon steaks. Place the salmon on the broiler rack and broil 4 inches from the heat until the fish is just opaque throughout, about 5 minutes on each side. Serve with the cucumber relish. Yields 1 salmon steak and 1/2 cup relish per serving.