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Lime Marinated Salmon

Updated on December 1, 2012

Lime Marinated Salmon

5 stars from 2 ratings of Lime Marinated Salmon

Trying to get the recommended 2 to 3 servings per week of salmon in your diet can get rather boring. Marinating it in some new flavors like lime, maple and soy can totally transform the Omega 3 packed fish into a completely different flavor.

I have even managed to get some non fish eaters to try this recipe, and surprisingly they enjoyed it! Salmon is one of natures super-foods, and only needs to be eaten twice a week, to ensure the recommended dose of Omega 3 is consumed. Our brains need Omega 3, and salmon is packed with DHA and EPA, which help with everything from cardiovascular health, brain function and more recently shown to prevent inflammation even in the joints.

A 4 ounce portion contains the daily dose of vitamin D, which is usually only available in food that has been fortified. But I don't think you are reading this to learn about the benefits of Salmon. Let's get on with the recipe!

This is a great recipe for entertaining. The marinade also works well on chicken, if there are truly non fish eaters in the family. I make the marinade right in the resealable bag for easy clean up. Make sure the lime is very well washed, or when using the zest, it is worth splurging for organic.

Keep the salmon and marinade separate in the refrigerator. 30 minutes before cooking, add the salmon to the resealable bag to marinade. Leave out at room temperature for the 30 minutes so it is closer to room temperature. Do not marinate longer than 30 minutes, or the lime juice will start to cook the salmon.

Cook on a foil lined tray, or also can be grilled on the barbecue. The salmon is very moist. Seen here served with a spinach salad, and bacon roasted potatoes! Enjoy!

Zest and juice the lime into the bag.
Zest and juice the lime into the bag.
Finish making the marinade in the bag.
Finish making the marinade in the bag.
Store the salmon and marinade separately in the fridge.
Store the salmon and marinade separately in the fridge.
Marinate for 30 minutes.
Marinate for 30 minutes.
Roast on a foil lined tray.
Roast on a foil lined tray.

Cook Time

Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 47 min
Yields: serves 4


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Make marinade directly in a large resealable bag. Zest and juice the lime, then add the maple syrup, oil and soy sauce.
  2. Keep the salmon and marinade separate in the refrigerator. 30 minutes before cooking, add the salmon to the bag of marinade. Seal well and make sure the marinade touches all of the fish. Leave it on the counter for 30 minutes, to allow it to come toward room temperature.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with foil if desired. Place the salmon on the foil, allowing space between for even cooking. Cook on the middle rack for 10 to 12 minutes. Best served immediately, but also can be served at room temperature. Enjoy!


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    • kitkat1141 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for looking Peggy W. I hope you enjoy it!

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a great sounding recipe for marinating the salmon and/or chicken. Giving this a 5 star rating and voting it up and useful. Can't wait to give it a try sometime soon.

    • kitkat1141 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very few ingredients, but they really create wonderful flavor. Hope you try it!

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      Riviera Rose 

      5 years ago from South of France

      Brilliant - I eat a lot of salmon and am frankly getting bored with my recipes. I've even got limes and maple syrup in my kitchen as I type, so guess what I'll be having for supper tomorrow?! Thank you so much, have bookmarked this one.

    • kitkat1141 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      If you are using chicken, you can marinate a little longer, up to an hour, to allow more flavor to infuse. Stick to the 30 minutes with the salmon, so the marinade doesn't start to cook the fish. Thanks for looking!

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      Heather Adams 

      5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Really good info - I like how you pointed out how the marinade could be used for chicken, too. That makes it more versatile as well as yummy. Great job!

    • kitkat1141 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It creates a very moist, yet gently flavored salmon. The recipe can easily be doubled to serve 8. Hope you try it!

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      This looks really tasty! I love all the pictures,too. Thank you for what promises to be a great recipe! Up+


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