Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Ginger and lime add zing to simple steamed salmon in this delicious and healthy recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons fresh gingerroot
  • 2 (175 g) salmon fillets, each 175g, skinned
  • 12 lemons or 12 lime
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil. Finely slice the ginger and lay in the base of a steamer (preferably a bamboo one).
  2. Squeeze the lemon or lime juice over the salmon, season with salt and sit the fillets on top of the ginger.
  3. Place the steamer over the water, cover with the lid and cook for 5 minutes or until the fish is cooked. Serve immediately with stir-fried vegetables and noodles or rice.
Most Helpful

Just tried this recipe last night after a quick search online. Simple, easy and terrific! I'll be using this recipe for years to come. Thank you!

bellysoul April 28, 2011

Perfect! Was just browsing for a healthy simple steamed salmon recipe to use up a fillet and some stir fry veg I had knocking about the fridge. Cheers!

Scuff January 08, 2009

Wow wow wow! I am a big ginger lover and a big salmon lover too, but I have never really thought about having the two together apart from in sushi. This was fantastic. I'll have to try it again to confirm, ;) but this was phenomenal. It had a sweet taste to it (from the ginger perhaps) and with some asparagus in the steamer, dinner took under 10 minutes. Awsome. Going straight to my favorites. Thank you for posting!

Luschka June 26, 2008