Ojai Ginger Lemon Salmon

Enjoy this wonderful fish on top of mixed greens or steamed vegetables. You can also bake this dish. Simply bake the fillets after marinating them. Pan-frying, however, does give them a crispy texture.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 3 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2


  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. grated ginger
  • 1⁄2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 salmon fillets (8 oz. each)


  • In a medium bowl combine lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, ginger, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  • Place salmon fillets in a plastic bag or airtight container, and pour in marinade. Put in the refrigerator and marinate for 3 to 4 hours, or if you prefer, overnight.
  • In a large frying pan over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Place salmon fillets flesh-side down in the pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Flip fillets and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until skin is crispy.