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Ginger-Broiled Salmon with Cucumber-Mint Relish

Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
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. The simple relish of cucumber, mint, rice wine vinegar and ginger can be made ahead and makes a flavorful topping for the salmon.


English cucumber

1 medium, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced

Peppermint leaves

¼ cup(s), thinly sliced

Seasoned rice vinegar

¼ cup(s)

Fresh ginger

2½ tsp, fresh, peeled and minced

Canola oil

2 tsp


¼ tsp

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste

Uncooked farmed Atlantic salmon

24 oz, 4 (6-oz) fillets, about 1-in thick each


  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.
  4. Yields 1 salmon steak and 1/2 cup relish per serving.