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Fast & Easy Dinner: Lime-Steamed Salmon

Fast & Easy Dinner: Lime-Steamed Salmon

In an attempt to improve his eating habits, my father recently purchased a steamer. Naturally, he asked me for some healthy and delicious recipes that feature steamed ingredients. Well, Dad: this one's for you.

Lime slices and crisp green beans act as a bed for plump salmon fillets. Fresh ginger and lime zest combine to make a fragrant sauce for the salmon. For a complete meal serve with brown rice. To check out the recipe,


Lime-Steamed Salmon

Lime-Steamed Salmon

Lime-Steamed Salmon


  1. 2 limes
  2. 1 pound salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 3 pieces about 1 inch thick
  3. 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  4. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  6. 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  7. 2 cups trimmed baby (small) green beans (about 8 oz.) or one 9-ounce package frozen French-cut green beans
  8. Lime wedges (optional)


  1. Finely shred 2 teaspoons peel from the limes; set aside. Thinly slice limes and lay slices evenly in the bottom of a steamer basket. Place the fish in a single layer on top of the lime slices.
  2. Stir ginger, reserved lime peel, salt, and pepper into sesame oil; brush generously over fish.
  3. Place fresh or frozen beans in the upper section of the steamer container. Steam the fish and beans according to the manufacturer's directions for 12 to 15 minutes or until just cooked through. If beans are not tiny, you may need to remove the fish and steam beans for an additional 4 to 5 minutes. Let stand 1 minute.
  4. To serve, arrange beans in a serving dish; remove fish from lime slices and arrange fish on top of beans. If desired, serve with lime wedges.

Serves 3.

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jadenirvana jadenirvana 7 years
How would this work in a rice cooker? I have a rice cooker with a steamer tray.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Looks really good! Where can one find steamer baskets?
SillyGirl SillyGirl 8 years
errr I mean party sugar :)
SillyGirl SillyGirl 8 years
Trader Joes actually carries salmon that comes in a oven-safe steaming bag! No clean-up required. You inspired me yum! My hubby and I feasted on this dinner tonight!
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
Sounds delicious! I'm always looking for healthy recipes.
melly024 melly024 8 years
Thanks for the tip!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Could I make steamed burgers on this?
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I think if you cooked it en papillote (in a parchment paper or foil packet in the oven) it would be delicious. Do each salmon fillet in its own package with green beans and limes. Does that make sense?
fiestamama fiestamama 8 years
Just bought a steamer on Sunday...could be a good way to break it in!
melly024 melly024 8 years
Good point Rouge, I don't have a steamer either. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can still make this? It looks DELICOUS :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I just can't get into salmon. :(
Rouge-Noir Rouge-Noir 8 years
I don't have a steamer, but I want this dish so bad. I'll try my luck with the oven.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
That sounds delicious. Ginger is great with fish - takes away the fishy smell! I'll definitely be trying this recipe.
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