Recipe: Roasted Ginger-Tamari Salmon Steaks

Beach days will be here before you know it. Bulk up your repertoire of healthy, low-carb recipes with this simple Asian-inspired glazed salmon dish.

After one glance at the picture above, you probably wouldn’t believe us if we told you that the recipe was from Atkins—yup, the folks behind the low-carb diet craze your parents probably tried 10 years ago. But we recently got our hands on a copy of The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook and were surprised by the number of recipes that fit our everyday eating plan, which includes plenty of lean protein, some healthy fat, and non-starchy vegetables—without a lot of nutrient-lacking, blood sugar-crashing carbs.

Whether you’re gunning to lose a few pounds before beach season or just looking for less boring meals, give this Asian-inspired salmon recipe a shot. When the weather warms up, toss the fish on the grill instead of in the oven and pair with a side of grilled asparagus.

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ROASTED GINGER-TAMARI SALMON STEAKS

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup tamari
  • ¼ cup peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dark (toasted) sesame oil
  • 4 (7-ounce) salmon steaks, about 1¼ inches thick

Instructions:

  1. Combine orange juice, tamari, ginger, garlic, and oil in a resealable plastic bag. Add salmon and turn bag to coat. Refrigerate 4 hours, turning once.
  2. Heat oven to 400°F. Transfer salmon to baking dish, reserving marinade. Roast until just cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, pour all but ½ cup of the marinade into a small saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and boil until glaze slightly thickens and reduces to ½ cup, about 5 minutes. Serve with salmon.

Serves: 4

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 420; Net Carbs: 7 grams; Total Carbs: 8 grams; Fiber: 1 gram; Protein: 39 grams; Fat: 25 grams

From The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook by Colette Heimowitz. Copyright (c) 2011 by Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Printed by permission of Touchstone Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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