Ginger-Citrus Grilled Salmon

Ginger-Citrus Grilled Salmon employs a tasty Asian-style marinade in a quick, easy and healthy seafood favorite.
Ginger-Citrus Grilled Salmon

Ginger-Citrus Grilled Salmon

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

It’s Sunday again and time to gather around the table for family friendly foods. And this week’s theme is Asian inspired recipes.

I am always happy to make Asian foods because as a cuisine, it is one of my favorites. And of the favorites, I enjoy easy grilling recipes while the weather is still warm, especially fish and seafood.

This fish recipe has a simple marinade that uses ponzu sauce, which is a type of soy sauce with citrus flavors added. It is very popular in Japanese cuisine and serves as a great flavor base in any marinade for fish or shellfish.

The fish does not have along marinade time and is limited to thirty minutes- which is all it needs as the flavors of fish are quite delicate, and the acids in citrus will only “cook” the fish the way it does with Mexican ceviche if left in the marinade for longer periods of time.

You could also broil this in the oven, but I do like the tiny bit of smokiness that grilling imparts.

It is quite simple and healthy- I served this with a basic vegetable fried rice and some marinated vegetables. You could also serve this with a miso-dressed salad for a very rounded meal (I have a recipe for that on my companion blog)

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Ginger-Citrus Grilled Salmon

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ginger-Citrus Grilled Salmon
Marinate: 30 minutes
Cook: 16 minutes


  • 1 pound salmon fillets
  • 1-2 scallions, sliced


  • 2 tablespoons lime ponzu sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Whisk together marinade ingredients and pour over fish; allow to marinate for thirty minutes.
  2. Drain marinade and reserve.
  3. Place reserved marinade into a small saucepan and reduce to a syrupy consistency over low heat, stirring contantly (it should coat the back of a teaspoon when ready).
  4. Grill salmon over hot coals 3-4 minutes per side, or done as you like.
  5. Serve salmon drizzled with sauce reduction and garnished with sliced scallions.

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Ginger-Citrus Grilled Salmon

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18 responses

  1. I love ponzu with salmon. It’s what I ask for when I order salmon sashimi because it goes with it so nicely. Great way to use it for the marinade.

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