Orange Ginger Baked Salmon with Edamame and Asian Greens

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What makes this good for spoonies?

  • Salmon (250g): Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, and essential nutrients like vitamin D and selenium. Omega-3s have been associated with heart health, brain function, and reducing inflammation.
  • Garlic Clove: Contains sulfur compounds with potential health benefits, including immune support, heart health, and improved blood sugar control. It also has antimicrobial properties.
  • Grated Ginger: Contains gingerol, a bioactive compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger may help reduce nausea, muscle pain, and may aid digestion.
  • Orange Juice (2 Tbsp) and Orange Zest (½ tsp): Rich in vitamin C, which supports immune function, collagen production for healthy skin, and may have antioxidant properties.
  • Choy Sum or Pak Choy: Leafy greens that are low in calories but rich in vitamins (such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K) and minerals (such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium).
  • Edamame (50g): Soybeans that are high in protein, fiber, vitamins (such as vitamin K and folate), minerals (such as iron and magnesium), and antioxidants. Edamame may support heart health, bone health, and provide plant-based protein.
  • Shichimi Togarashi Seasoning (½ tsp): Contains a blend of spices with potential health benefits, including antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and metabolism-boosting effects.
  • Soy or Tamari Sauce (1 ¼ Tbsp): Contains soy protein, which is high in essential amino acids and may help lower cholesterol levels. Tamari sauce is a gluten-free alternative to soy sauce.
  • Natures Hollow Honey Substitute (2 tsp): A low-carb sweetener made from natural ingredients. It provides sweetness without the added sugars found in traditional honey, making it suitable for those watching their sugar intake.
  • Qetoe Rice (1 packet): A low-carb alternative to traditional rice, made from konjac root. Qetoe rice is low in calories and carbohydrates, making it suitable for those following a low-carb or keto diet.

Fresh vs frozen salmon

Many people believe that fresh salmon is of better quality since it hasn’t been frozen and thawed. The texture and flavour might be a bit superior to frozen salmon. You’ll want to enjoy it right away or pop it in the fridge to keep it fresh. For the best flavour, it’s ideal to cook fresh salmon within a day or two of buying it.

Salmon that’s frozen is usually flash-frozen right after it’s caught to maintain its nutrients. This option is great because you can keep it in the freezer for months, ensuring quality without any issues. You can buy frozen salmon year-round at a fairly consistent price, no matter the season.

Buying frozen salmon can be a more budget-friendly option compared to fresh salmon, especially if purchased in large quantities or during the off-season. It’s also spoonie proof for the times you buy the fish with the best intentions and can’t always cook it as soon as you may have liked. This makes frozen salmon a great choice if you want to include it in your diet without breaking the bank.

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Orange Ginger Baked Salmon with Edamame and Asian Greens

Servings 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • Heat oven to 180 deg C *see note  
  • Crush the garlic. 
  • Slice the choy sum, separating the stems and the leaves. 
  • Place edamame in a bowl to thaw out.  


  • Mix the crushed garlic, ginger, orange zest, orange juice, 1 Tbsp. Tamari or soy and the honey substitute in a small bowl until well combined.  
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat, stir fry the choy sum and edamame for 5 mins until the stems are tender, add the choy sum leaves stir until wilted. Add 1 tsp tamari or soy and toss to coat. Keep warm while salmon finishes cooking.  
  • Place the salmon on a lined tray, skin side down, drizzle with half of the sauce. Bake for 5 min, remove from oven, turn over and baste with remaining sauce, return to the oven and cook for another 5 mins or until cooked to your liking.  
  • While the salmon is in the oven, boil a kettle. Place the qetoe rice into a heatproof container, cover with boiling water and let sit for 5 mins. Drain.  
  • Stir the rice into the greens.  
  • To plate up, divide the rice and greens between your plates and top with the cooked salmon. Sprinkle with the shichimi togarashi seasoning.  


This dish will cook in the air fryer in 8 mins, 4 mins per side, following the same steps are per oven method.  
You can purchase Togarashi or make it yourself.  
Calories: 1385kcal
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Fish, Keto, Low Carb


Calories: 1385kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 17g
Disclaimer: No Spoons to Cook is based on our own experience and research, and what we know works best for us. It is not medical advice. Our recipes focus on low inflammatory ingredients, whole foods and are founded in ketogenic and low carb ways of eating. We encourage spoonies to stay curious, ask questions, do your own research, listen to your body and to work with a Registered Dietitian or Medical Professional when appropriate to tailor your nutritional needs to support your care plan and goals.

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