Chilli ginger glazed salmon with mango and cucumber salsa (15 mins prep/25 mins cooking)

This is a straightforward and very tasty recipe, bursting with flavour and perfect for the ‘summer’.  The person I ate it with said they liked the combination of the heat of the chilli glaze and the fresh zinginess of the salsa, but I am not allowed to officially quote them as they were too ashamed of having used the word ‘zinginess’..  You can use basmati or brown rice, but I like the nutty texture of brown rice.


Here is the recipe (originally by  Serves 6:


4cm (1/2 in) piece root ginger, finely grated

2 tbsp soft brown sugar

2 tsp mild chilli powder

2 limes, zested and juiced

6 medium-thick salmon fillets

brown or basmati rice and plain/greek yoghurt to serve

For the relish

1 large mango, peeled and diced

1 small cucumber, finely diced

1 small red onion, finely diced

handful of mint, chopped

In a bowl mix the ginger, sugar, chilli powder, lime zest and half the lime juice.  Season to taste.  Put the salmon fillets in the marinade, turning to coat, and set aside.

Preheat the oven to gas mark 7 / 220 degrees.  Mix the relish ingredients with the remaining lime juice.  Season with a little salt and set aside.  Put the marinated salmon on a tray and cook in the oven for around 25 mins, until the top is sticky and a little browned and the rest is flaky.  Meanwhile cook the rice.  Serve the salmon on top of the rice, and top with the relish, with the yoghurt on the side.


11 thoughts on “Chilli ginger glazed salmon with mango and cucumber salsa (15 mins prep/25 mins cooking)

  1. I loved this, such a great compination of the bite of the chilli and the coolness of the mango and Cucumber salsa – yum yum yum

  2. well, I made this yesterday, having copied it out in a hurry. It was delish but I hadn’t twigged re the seperate relish and so marinated the fish in all the ingredients and then cooked it! The result was v. tasty and rather liquidy (tho yummy with that lime juice) and it wasn’t “sticky”! Will def try it again sometime. Wonderful to be inspired by you like this, Katie!x

    • Glad you tried it. But can’t imagine it was anywhere near as nice if different to the recipe, as if the salsa was cooked it wouldn’t taste very refreshing! I think you will enjoy it more next time! Perhaps put the lime juice in last in the relish so you can make it as sticky as you fancy xx

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