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Orange Sesame Ginger Salmon – Low Carb

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bite of orange sesame salmon

This dish was created in a compensated partnership with Sitka Salmon Shares.

Salmon is a family favorite. It’s been the star of many Christmas dinners. Restaurants are often chosen based on which ones have salmon on the menu. And I try to fix it once a week or so because it’s so good and good for you. You’re going to love my Orange Sesame Ginger Salmon recipe – it brings the perfect mix of sweet and savory to the delicious salmon flavor.

large salmon steak

Is salmon low carb?

Yes! It’s an awesome addition to our low carb diet with zero carbs! But that’s not all – salmon is known for being a heart-healthy fish with vitamins D3 and B12 and omega-3 fatty acids.

sliced salmon steaks

How to buy Salmon

Before we get to the recipe, I want to tell you about Sitka Salmon Shares – the salmon we’ve used in this recipe. Sitka sources it’s seafood from the Pacific Northwest / Southeast Alaska waters. They work with select partner fishermen using hook-and-line methods to minimize negative ecological impact, but also allowing the fishermen to be highly selective with their catch.

sitka salmon shares wild coho salmon

The salmon (and other seafood) is then delivered straight to your home during the months of April – December. You essentially buy a “share” of their upcoming catch. That’s 4-5 lbs of prime Alaskan seafood each month, and not just salmon. You can also enjoy halibut, sablefish (black cod), line-caught king salmon, Copper River sockeye salmon, sashimi-grade albacore, pot-caught spot shrimp, Dungeness crab, and more. And I’ve got a code for you – SITKA25 will give you $25 off any 2020 Premium Sitka Seafood Share.

marinade salmon in the bowl

I love the Coho salmon. It’s a milder salmon, so it pairs well with many different seasonings. There’s nothing too overpowering about it. It was a great choice for the orange sesame ginger salmon marinade.

sear salmon in the pan

Can you eat the salmon skin?

Salmon skin is generally OK to eat. I think it’s a personal choice whether you choose to eat or not. However, it’s always good to consider the source of your salmon – another reason to love Sitka Salmon Shares.

salmon marinade in pan

I used the marinade generously on this dish. While you may typically not eat oranges on a keto diet, the juice of one orange in the orange sesame ginger salmon marinade won’t add much to the carb count.

baked salmon in the pan

And the slices are more of a garnish (and taste yummy baked with the marinade). Just pay attention to your macros as always when eating keto / low carb. Consider that dessert! I know I did!

plate of salmon with cauliflower rice

Can you eat the white stuff on salmon?

Everyone wants to know this, and yes, you can. This is coagulated protein – say that 3 times fast. It’s also known as albumin and it’s totally harmless. It’s just not attractive on the plate.

bite of salmon from sitka salmon

I can bet your family needs more salmon in their lives. Looking for other Salmon recipes? Check out our Lemon Everything Seasoning Salmon too!

orange sesame ginger salmon on plate

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Orange Sesame Ginger Salmon - Keto / Low Carb

Orange Sesame Ginger Salmon - Keto / Low Carb

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 lb salmon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup coconut amino acids
  • Juice of one orange
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Take your salmon steak and cut into 3-4 equal size steaks.
  2. Grate fresh ginger until you have about a teaspoon.
  3. Combine ginger, amino acids, garlic and orange juice in a large bowl.
  4. Lay the steaks skin side up in the bowl and marinate for a few hours in the fridge.
  5. Heat a skillet to medium and after removing the salmon from the bowl, add each steak gently in the pan and sear the steaks slightly on both sides.
  6. Gently remove the salmon and transfer to a baking dish.
  7. Pour the remaining marinade over the salmon, garnish with sliced oranges if desired.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon and how long you seared it. Adjust time if necessary. Internal temp of the fish should reach 145 degrees.

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