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Ex-Wife’s Ginger Soy Salmon

photo credits: Claudia Chocano

This grilled salmon is simple, but where it came from is not…thanks to my late Uncle Arnie (…and his ex-wife) this dish has become a staple in our family.  Black rice is the perfect complement to this Ginger Soy Salmon.

Ginger Soy Salmon

This recipe is from my late uncle’s ex-wife. Although the marriage was brief, the recipe has been in our family for years now…enough said. It’s dee-lish!
Prep Time
10 minutes
Additional Time
4 hours
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
4 hours 25 minutes


Yield: 6 - 4 ounce servings
  • 2 lb. salmon filet, skin on
  • ½ C tamari soy sauce
  • ½ C canola oil
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, chopped


Step 1

Combine all ingredients and marinate fish 2-4 hours. Reserve some marinade to pour over fish as a sauce.

Step 2

Heat and oil grill. Sear flesh side down first to make grill marks. Turn and grill skin side down until fish is cooked.


Alternative Method: Don't have a grill? No problem. This can be baked for approximately 25 minutes @ 400 degrees F. If you want it browned, then place it under the broiler for a few minutes. When cooked, the internal temperature of fish should be 135 degrees F.

Think Out of the Ice Box: This marinade can also be used with skirt steak.

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