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Soy-Ginger Grilled Salmon and Napa Sesame Slaw

Soy-Ginger Grilled Salmon and Napa Sesame Slaw


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided

  • 3 tablespoons Tamari (dark soy sauce)

  • 1 lime, juiced and zested

  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (eyeball it)

  • 1 piece fresh ginger (3-inch), peeled and grated

  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)

  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar or cider vinegar

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1 small head or 1/2 large head napa cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups)

  • 1/2 bunch snipped chives (about 1/4 cup)

  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  • Salt and pepper


Pre-heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.

In a shallow dish, mix 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, Tamari, lime juice and zest, hot pepper sauce and ginger. Add the salmon and marinate, turning occasionally, for 15-20 minutes.

In a bowl, whisk the vinegar, honey, sesame oil and remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add the cabbage and toss to coat evenly. Add the chives and sesame seeds; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Grill the salmon for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, 4 minutes on each side for fully cooked. Serve on top of the slaw.