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


  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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