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
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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; total fat 12g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 79mg; sodium 344mg; potassium 532mg; carbohydrates 9g; fiber 3g; sugar 3g; protein 22g; vitamin a 4859IU; vitamin c 48mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 111mg; iron 3mg.

Reviews (3)

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  • 5 star values: 11
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  • 3 star values: 6
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  • 1 star values: 2
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04/13/2016
To Alisa Rosales: I would sauté the spinach in a small amount of olive oil for a short time just until it begins to wilt. Hope this helps.
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01/28/2016
Any suggestions on the spinach for those of us without microwaves?
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09/12/2016
I wouldn't use sugar but a healthier substitute if possible  or reduce the amount of lemon juice.  I would also do this with any white fish such as flounder etc.  Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the fish.  Spinach is always good when you saute it.   I use rendered butter or olive oil or mix the two. Have fun experimenting.
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