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Baked Salmon over Apple-Ginger Quinoa

By Jennifer Savor the Thyme |

Whether it is a special occasion such as Valentine’s Day or the middle of the week, we all need quality seafood recipes. My family is crazy for Salmon and we do our best to eat only Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (due to PCB’s, toxins etc).

Serving the Salmon with quinoa is a great way to make this a super protein rich and healthy meal!

Baked Salmon over Apple-Ginger Quinoa (Yield: 4 servings)

Estimated Time(s)
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Marinating Time: 30 min

* 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice, divided
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon honey
* 2 1/2 teaspoons peeled, grated fresh ginger, divided
* 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
* 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
* 4 (about 6 ounces each) salmon fillets
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1/2 cup chopped shallots or onion
* 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
* 1 cup ivory quinoa, rinsed
* 1 cup water
* 1 teaspoon MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
* Ground black pepper
* Sliced green onions (optional)


WHISK 2 tablespoons Juicy Juice, soy sauce, honey, 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger, vinegar and sesame oil. Reserve half of mixture for serving. Pour remaining mixture into shallow pie plate. Add salmon and turn to coat. Cover; marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

PREHEAT oven to 450° F. Line baking sheet with foil.

HEAT olive oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in quinoa; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in water, remaining 1 cup Juicy Juice, bouillon and remaining 1 teaspoon ginger. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork; cover to keep warm.

PLACE salmon on prepared baking sheet; sprinkle with pepper. Discard marinade. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drizzle reserved marinade over salmon; serve with apple-ginger quinoa.

Need instructions on cooking Quinoa?

Another great Quinoa recipe: Quinoa Salad with Cranberries, Scallions & Orange Rind

Photo Credit: Nestlé USA

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About Jennifer Savor the Thyme


Jennifer Savor the Thyme

Jennifer Leal is a stay-at-home mom with two children, ages 5 and 7. Her blog Savor the Thyme, along with her recipes at Babble, focus on family-friendly healthy food and lifestyle.

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4 thoughts on “Baked Salmon over Apple-Ginger Quinoa

  1. marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    Love the apple ginger pairing with salmon!

    1. Jennifer Savor the Thyme says:

      Thanks Marla!

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  3. Chris @nestlefoodie says:

    Hi Jennifer – I just came across this post. So happy you featured this recipe – it is one of my faves! Perfect for weeknight dinners. :)

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