Pan Roasted Lemon Ginger Salmon

April 19, 2013

From The Pritikin Edge by Robert A. Vogel, M.D., and Paul Tager Lehr

This delicious and nutritious dish has only 173 calories per serving, paired with a salad or steamed vegetables it is so tasty you’ll think it came from a fancy restaurant rather than your own kitchen! The recipe calls for lemon grass stalks – use only the bulb’s soft interior – beat the stalk with the back of a knife and peel away until you get to the soft interior. Each stalk yields about 1 teaspoon. 

From The Pritikin Edge by Robert A. Vogel, M.D., and Paul Tager Lehr.

This recipe makes 4 servings.

1 pound salmon, sliced into 4 portions
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
4 stalks lemongrass 
1 tablespoon lemon juice


To create the marinade, puree all ingredients except the fish in a food processor.
Pour over the fish and marinade for 20 minutes.
In a hot non-stick skillet, sear the salmon for 3 minutes on one side.
Flip, cover and cook on moderate to moderate-to-low heat until done, about 5 to 8 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.
Serve hot or cold.

Nutritional Info (per serving):
173 calories, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 62 mg cholesterol, 23 g protein, less than 1 g fiber, 51 mg sodium