One Pan Dinner

 ginger honey salmon ginger honey salmon healthy one pot recipe

I love to cook; I look forward to cooking dinner almost every night. Except the nights I have to work late, or the nights that I'm tired, or the nights I'm so hungry I can barely wait for food to come out of the pan. So, basically I love to cook long, leisurely dinners once a week. The rest of the time I'm looking for ways to simplify my dinner routine so I can have healthy, tasty food in my belly ASAP.  I love anything that can be made in one pan, including this ginger-honey glazed salmon. It takes about 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook, meaning you have extra time leftover to do things like sit down and have a glass of wine. You're welcome. (PS - ginger is a powerfood, so this recipe is not only quick and delicious, it's really good for you!)

INGREDIENTS - serves 2

  • 8 ounces skinless salmon
  • 2 cups broccoli florets (if broccoli isn't your jam, substitute for asparagus, or if you love veggies, then add 1 cup asparagus in addition to the broccoli)
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBS sliced green onion (scallion)
  • Salt + pepper to taste

For the ginger-honey marinade:

  • 1.5 TSP garlic
  • 1.5 TSP ginger
  • ¼ TSP ground pepper
  • 1.5 TBS soy sauce (or Tamari or coconut aminos, if you're keeping this gluten-free)
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 1.5 TSP fresh lemon zest
  • 1 TSP fresh lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F/200˚C.
  2. In a small bowl, mix ginger-honey marinade ingredients.
  3. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Lay the salmon on a baking sheet. Pour half the marinade over the salmon, reserving the remainder.
  5. Lay the broccoli beside the salmon, but not touching. Drizzle olive oil over the broccoli, then season with salt and pepper. (If you are using asparagus, add the asparagus to the pan halfway through the cooking process as asparagus have a much shorter cooking time than broccoli).
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Top with sliced green onions and remaining marinade (if desired)
  8. Serve alone or alongside crunchy rice, quinoa, or mashed potatoes.