4 salmon steaks (6 ounces each)

3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon dried orange peel


1. Preheat the broiler. Place the salmon on a broiler pan.

2. In a shallow bowl, stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger, and orange peel.

3. Brush the mixture over the top of the salmon. Broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat until the salmon just flakes when tested with a fork, about 6 minutes. Makes 4 servings

Soy-Ginger Salmon Salad Make a double batch of the soy-ginger baste (step 2) and transfer half of it to a serving bowl to serve as a salad dressing. Baste and cook the salmon as directed. To the dressing, add 2 cups cooked rice, 1 cup green peas, and 1 cup shredded carrots. Cut the broiled salmon into bite-size pieces, add to the salad, and toss gently to combine.

Nutrition Facts

per serving
calories 237
total fat 10g
saturated fat 1.6g
cholesterol 81mg
dietary fiber 0g
carbohydrate 5g
protein 29g
sodium 465mg

Good source of: niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, riboflavin, selenium, thiamin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin D

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum – a benefit for your arthritic hands. However, some foods – like canned beans – can hike up sodium levels. If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 31 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015