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Homemade fish recipes are a great option when you need a quick and healthy dinner. This lemon ginger fish is best when served with a healthy side of wilted spinach.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

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10 mins
5 mins
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17 mins


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  • Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Cut fish into 4 pieces; set fish aside. Thinly slice one lemon; set aside. Finely shred peel from remaining lemon; juice the lemon. In a small bowl combine the lemon peel and juice, ginger, and sugar. Set aside.

  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add fish to skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until browned. Turn fish and add lemon juice mixture. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until fish flakes when tested with a fork. Using a slotted spatula, transfer fish to platter; cover to keep warm.

  • Add lemon slices to the skillet. Cook about 2 minutes or until lemon slices are softened and sauce is slightly thickened.

  • Meanwhile, place spinach in a very large, microwave-safe bowl. Sprinkle with the water. Microwave on 100-percent power (high) about 2 minutes or just until wilted, tossing once after 1 minute.

  • To serve, divide spinach among four shallow serving bowls. Top with fish and sauce. Add lemon slices and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Orange Pepper Salmon:

Prepare as directed, except substitute salmon for the cod and 2 small oranges for the lemons. Omit ginger; add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper to the juice mixture.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 79mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 9g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 3g; protein 22g; vitamin a 4859IU; vitamin c 48.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 2.4mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 8.1mcg; vitamin b12 1.1mcg; sodium 344mg; potassium 532mg; calcium 111.1mg; iron 3.1mg.