Soy and ginger marinated salmon

Here we go: The first delicious AND healthy meal of the year, minimum effort is needed. 2011: bring it!

May I present to you, the lovely soy and ginger marinated salmon with rice noodles and fresh koriander (aka cilantro).


This dish is not technically demanding, nor does it take a lot of time to make. However, since there is a marinade involved you should start a little bit before your family is sitting at the table, drumming with their knives and forks. I marinated the salmon for about an hour. It is also possible to marinate it in your fridge overnight if you are anticipating a busy day.

The essentials:

  • Salmon fillet (fresh or frozen, both works well)
  • A bottle of soy sauce
  • 2-4 cm ginger root, finely chopped or grated
  • 2-3 TS vegetable oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Rice noodles
  • Vegetables (I used baby asparagus and spring onions)

To step it up a little more:

  • Fresh koriander
  • Sesame seeds


  • Laksefilet (fersk eller frossen)
  • 1 flaske soyasaus
  • 2-4 cm ingefærrot, finhakka eller rifla
  • 2-3 ss vegetabilsk olje
  • Saft fra 1 lime
  • Risnudler
  • Grønnsaker (jeg brukte babyasparges og vårløk)
  • Fersk koriander
  • Sesamfrø

Start with the marinade. Pour the soy sauce into a mixing bowl and add the chopped ginger, the oil, the limejuice and a handful of chopped koriander (cilantro). Ta-da! The marinade is done. Lay the portion size salmon filets in a baking dish and pour the marinade over.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes to an hour. When it is dinnertime, take the dish out of the refrigerator and pour the marinade into a pot. Leave the fish in the baking dish, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius / 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20-25 minutes.

In the meantime set your table and prepare your vegetables and rice noodles according to the package. The noodles I used only needed about 3 minutes in boiling hot water, so you don´t want to start too early. I cooked baby asparagus and largely cut spring onions in a frying pan with a little oil. Bring the marinade to a boil and then remove from the heat.

To check if your fish is done, use a fork and check if the fish flakes easily. If it does, it is indeed done. Arrange your plate, starting with the rice noodles first, then the vegetables and the fish on top. Drizzle over some of the hot marinade and voila!

My one-and-a-half year old inhaled this dinner! I think he maked mmm-sounds until his plate was empty. Hopefully you will too.

Karen 🙂


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