Ginger Seared Salmon Recipe

Ginger Seared Salmon Recipe

By Tarynne Mingione, RD
Registered Dietitian


  • 8oz salmon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • 3 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Rub salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.
  3. Combine tamari, ginger, sugar, scallions and spices. Drizzle ½ of total mixture over salmon.
  4. Heat cast iron over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes.
  5. Place salmon (skin side up) in skillet for 3 minutes.
  6. Flip and carefully transfer cast iron into preheated oven.
  7. Cook 10-15 minutes or when internal temperature reaches 145F, flesh is opaque and separates easily.
  8. Drizzle remaining sauce over salmon and serve immediately.

Preparation Time: 35 minutes total
Yield: 1, 8oz filet.

Original Recipe by Tarynne L Mingione, 2011.

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