Baked Salmon with Grapefruit Marinade
Tender and flaky salmon with fresh citrus flavor ready in 20 minutes.
This is a quick and unique recipe for salmon that’s cooked in a delightful marinade made with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and a blend of fresh ginger root, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic.
The salmon is baked along with the marinade in a “tent” that’s made with foil.
I especially like baking salmon in a foil tent because it steams in its own juices (in this case it steams in the delicious marinade), cooks evenly, and is super quick and easy to make.
Also, the natural juices from the salmon blend with the marinade to make a wonderful sauce to serve over the salmon and a bed of rice.
Here’s another delicious salmon recipe that’s served over rice you may like “Marsala Salmon with Mushrooms and Rice“.
Serve this flavorful salmon as a main dish, for lunch or even in a salad like in this “Baked Salmon and Avocado Salad“.
Here are more recipes that are made with homemade sauce you may like “Corned Beef Taquitos with Homemade Avocado Sauce“, “Tempura Shrimp with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce” and “Homemade Ancho Chili Enchilada Sauce“.
Let’s check out the ingredients.
For the Salmon – Salmon fillets (with or without skin), marinade and fresh chopped parsley for garnish
For the Marinade – Fresh grapefruit juice…
…soy sauce, brown sugar, water, peeled ginger root, onion, garlic, dried red pepper flakes and ground black pepper
A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.
Here’s how to make it.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
For the Marinade – Peel and dice the ginger root.
Chop the onions and dice the garlic.
In a bowl, combine soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger root, garlic, red pepper flakes and pepper.
To the bowl, add fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.
Whisk together and set aside.
For the Salmon – On a sheet pan or pizza pan, lay a large piece of foil.
Place the pieces of salmon on the foil skin side-down (if the salmon has skin on it).
Pour the marinade over the salmon making sure that it stays on the foil.
Pull all of the sides of the foil up together to make a “tent” and roll the top edges tightly together to seal the tent.
Bake the salmon in preheated oven until it reaches the desired doneness (about 10 minutes).
Salt to taste and serve warm over warm rice.
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For the Marinade:
- 1 grapefruit juiced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons fresh (peeled) ginger root
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic peeled and diced
- 3/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
For the Salmon:
- 2 servings (about 3 ounces each) salmon fillets skin on or off
- Heavy duty foil
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
For the Marinade:
- In a bowl, combine juice from a grapefruit, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes and pepper. Whisk together and set aside.
For the Salmon:
- On a sheet pan or pizza pan, lay a large piece of heavy duty foil.
- On the foil, place the pieces of salmon (skin side-down if there is skin on the salmon).
- Pour the marinade over the salmon making sure that it stays on the foil.
- Pull all of the sides of the foil up together to make a "tent" and roll the top edges tightly together to seal the tent.
- Set the foil packet on a small cookie sheet or pizza pan.
- Bake the salmon in a preheated oven until it reaches the desired doneness (about 10 minutes).
- Salt to taste and serve warm over warm rice. Garnish with fresh parsley.