Orange ginger salmon topped with sliced green onion with toasted snow peas and wooden chopsticks on a round white place with a bowl of white rice and orange-ginger sauce behind next to a white towel all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Orange-Ginger Salmon with Toasted Snow Peas

Whip up a quick weeknight meal full of bold flavor with orange ginger salmon and a side of toasted snow peas in the orange-ginger sauce.

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I never realized how versatile a fish like salmon can be when it comes to making a meal. Growing up, we didn’t eat any seafood because my mom is severely allergic. So I’ve only started making meals with fish in the last 10 years or so. For a long time, I only used tilapia because it’s so mild. Lately, though, I’ve been cooking a bit more with salmon.

One of the first meals I made was Salmon with Soy-Molasses Sauce. It was delicious but we had trouble making it because the oven was a mess. This salmon recipe is made mostly on the stovetop. It does go in the oven for a few minutes, just to help finish the cooking without making it too crispy.

Also, can you believe this is the first time I’ve had snow peas? Justin suggested them as a side. I wasn’t sure but decided to give it a try. Now I love them cooked like this or raw to dip in my hummus. Adding the ginger sauce to them gives so much flavor!

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 4oz salmon fillets, skin-on
  • 1 lb snow peas
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 green onions, sliced
Ingredients for orange ginger salmon in stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 450F. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic.

Orange ginger sauce with a wire whisk in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Warm 1/2 of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and place the fish, skin-side up, in the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes without flipping, until a slight crust forms.

Salmon in a skillet on a wooden surface

Flip the salmon and cover with the orange-ginger sauce, using a spoon or baster to cover the fish occasionally. Cook for about 3-5 minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken.

Cooked salmon with orange ginger sauce in a skillet on a wooden surface

Remove the fish from the pan and place on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for about 3-5 minutes, until cooked to an internal temperature of 125F.

Cooked salmon on a baking sheet on a wooden surface

Meanwhile, pour the remaining sauce into a bowl to reserve and add the snow peas to the pan with the remaining sesame oil and cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they soften and start to char.

Toasted snow peas in a skillet on a wooden surface

Sprinkle the snow peas with sesame seeds, salt, and reserved orange-ginger sauce.

Toasted snow peas sprinkled with sesame seeds in a skillet on a wooden surface

Serve the salmon with the snow peas and garnish with sliced green onion.

Orange ginger salmon topped with sliced green onion with toasted snow peas and wooden chopsticks on a round white place with a bowl of white rice and orange-ginger sauce behind next to a white towel all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

I find that fish doesn’t keep very well. Or, at least, I don’t like it reheated. But, if you want to keep any leftover orange ginger salmon, I suggest putting it in a container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven until it’s warmed through or in a pan if you prefer it more crispy. It will only keep for 1-2 days.

Recipe

Originally Published On: June 30, 2021

Orange ginger salmon topped with sliced green onion with toasted snow peas and wooden chopsticks on a round white place with a bowl of white rice and orange-ginger sauce behind next to a white towel all on a wooden surface

Orange Ginger Salmon with Toasted Snow Peas

Whip up a quick weeknight meal full of bold flavor with orange ginger salmon and a side of toasted snow peas in the orange-ginger sauce.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
ginger
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orange
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salmon
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snow peas
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Seafood
Servings: 4
4 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 4 oz salmon fillets (skin-on)
  • 1 lb snow peas
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 green onions (sliced)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic
  • Warm 1/2 of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and place the fish, skin-side up, in the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes without flipping, until a slight crust forms
  • Flip the salmon and cover with the orange-ginger sauce, using a spoon or baster to cover the fish occasionally
  • Cook for about 3-5 minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken
  • Remove the fish from the pan and place on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for about 3-5 minutes, until cooked to an internal temperature of 125F
  • Meanwhile, pour the remaining sauce into a bowl to reserve and add the snow peas to the pan with the remaining sesame oil and cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they soften and start to char
  • Sprinkle the snow peas with sesame seeds, salt, and reserved orange-ginger sauce
  • Serve the salmon with the snow peas and garnish with sliced green onion
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Nutrition Facts
Orange Ginger Salmon with Toasted Snow Peas
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 986mg41%
Potassium 595mg17%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1346IU27%
Vitamin C 77mg93%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Orange Ginger Salmon FAQs

Should I use pulp or non-pulp orange juice?

I usually use orange juice without pulp for most recipes. Sometimes the thickness of pulp changes the consistency of a meal. Especially when it’s being used as a sauce.

Where do I get the salmon from?

You can purchase frozen salmon in the frozen section at most grocery stores. But, if you have a local grocery store with a seafood counter, I find it tastes much better when you purchase it fresh.

Is orange ginger salmon gluten free?

Most brands of soy sauce are not gluten-free. As far as I know, that’s the only gluten in the recipe. If you can find a brand that is gluten-free, then the rest of the meal should be ok for you. As always, verify your ingredients.

10 thoughts on “Orange-Ginger Salmon with Toasted Snow Peas”

  1. This sounds really delicious! My daughter and I love salmon – we eat it a lot so are always looking for new ways to prepare it… will definitely give this recipe a try!

  2. Lovely and healthy recipe! While I’m more of a veggie lover, I also cook fish and enjoy them both together.

  3. I am not a big salmon fan, but my mom is. I have to send this recipe to her because she will love it. I remember when my dad would catch fresh Salmon from Alaska and they would eat it a lot!

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