Baked Salmon over Apple-Ginger Quinoa

Baked Salmon over Apple-Ginger Quinoa

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20 min.
80 min.
4 Servings

A sophisticated weeknight dinner, these flavorful salmon fillets are coated in a delicious juice-based marinade and then baked to perfection. Drizzle remaining marinade over salmon and serve over fluffy apple-ginger quinoa.


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® 100% Juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons peeled, grated fresh ginger, divided
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 (about 6 ounces each) salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots or onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup ivory quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • Ground black pepper
  • Sliced green onions (optional)
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WHISK 2 tablespoons Juicy Juice, soy sauce, honey, 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger, vinegar and sesame oil. Reserve half of mixture for serving. Pour remaining mixture into shallow pie plate. Add salmon and turn to coat. Cover; marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

PREHEAT oven to 450° F. Line baking sheet with foil.

HEAT olive oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in quinoa; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in water, remaining 1 cup Juicy Juice, bouillon and remaining 1 teaspoon ginger. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork; cover to keep warm.

PLACE salmon on prepared baking sheet; sprinkle with pepper. Discard marinade. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drizzle reserved marinade over salmon; serve with apple-ginger quinoa.

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This was excellent. The salmon was moist and flavorful. I didn't use quinoa, I used rice. I will definitely make this again!

- JoAnn Caisse from Apollo Beach, Fl

baked salmon over apple ginger quinoa

I loved this! I am a fish eater,grew up that way, (being norwegian and native indian) I love fish!! my family however does not share my love of the sea, but they were digging in on this, I even got requests for seconds you have no idea what a miracle that was. SO THANK YOU! I'm grateful.

- LaVonne Sunde from Everett Washington

Easy meal

Pretty easy, though instructions are a little confusing

- Linda durham from Utah


Cut the baking time of the salmon(depending on the thickness)too flaky,too dry

- Janet Hepp from McCook

like it

very good

- L L from Des Moines, IA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 510
  • Calories from Fat: 160
  • Total Fat: 17g (27% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (13% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 95mg (31% of DV)
  • Sodium: 990mg (41% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 46g (15% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (11% of DV)
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 41g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 30% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 30% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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