Basil Ginger Salmon Marinade Recipe

When I grill salmon, I usually marinate it in a simple olive oil and garlic marinade, but this weekend I wanted to try something different.

Since I just wrote about the benefits of ginger, I thought I’d make something with ginger. And since I happened to have a lot of fresh basil on hand, I ended up making this Basil Ginger Salmon Marinade recipe.

I love the combination of basil and ginger. Many ginger marinades call for soy sauce, but some of my readers avoid soy, so I made this marinade without it.

2 6 oz salmon filets
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
3 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T red wine vinegar
4 T. chopped fresh basil
salt to taste
pepper to taste
pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

Make three our four shallow cuts on each side of the salmon filets. Set aside.

Mix all marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add the salmon and coat both sides well. Make sure to get the mixture into the shallow cuts that you made. I like to stuff some of the minced garlic pieces in them.

Marinate for one hour in the refrigerator.

Grill and eat!

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