Ginger-Lime Salmon w Watermelon Mint Sauce


It's Hot, It's Summer. So yeah, Watermelon!! Paired with salmon, it adds brightness and juiciness to your taste buds that balance out the richness of the fatty fish. Watermelon also makes a beautiful nightshade-free summer salsa when combined with traditional salsa staples like lime and cilantro, add in some mint and you have a match made in foodie heaven.

PREP TIME - 35 MINS COOK TIME - 7 MINS TOTAL TIME - 42 MINS

Serves: 2

Here's What You Need....

Salmon

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 6-oz wild salmon filets, skin on

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt

  • Arugula for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pat salmon filets dry and lay flat, skin side down, in a shallow glass dish.

  2. Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, ginger, vinegar, and sea salt in a small glass bowl.

  3. Pour marinade evenly over the salmon filets. Allow salmon to marinate for 25-30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler to 425 degrees F. Arrange an oven rack 6-8 inches away from the oven broiler element.

  5. Transfer salmon to an oven-safe rimmed baking sheet. Broil for 5-7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon filet, until the salmon is cooked through for well-done salmon or until the center is a medium pink for medium-done salmon.

  6. Serve atop arugula with the Watermelon Mint Salsa (below).

Watermelon Mint Salsa

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 6-oz wild salmon filets, skin on

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • Arugula for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pat salmon filets dry and lay flat, skin side down, in a shallow glass dish.

  2. Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, ginger, vinegar, and sea salt in a small glass bowl.

  3. Pour marinade evenly over the salmon filets. Allow salmon to marinade for 25-30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, preheat broiler to 425 degrees F. Arrange an oven rack 6-8 inches away from the oven broiler element.

  5. Transfer salmon to an oven-safe rimmed baking sheet. Broil for 5-7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon filet, until the salmon is cooked through for well-done salmon or until the center is a medium pink for medium-done salmon.

  6. Serve atop arugula with the Watermelon Mint Salsa (below).

Watermelon Mint Salsa

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt

  • 1 ½ cups diced seedless watermelon

  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh mint leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, lime, vinegar of choice, ginger, and sea salt. Toss with the watermelon in a medium-size bowl. Mix in the fresh herbs.


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