I’ve always known that the health benefits of salmon are substantial, but sometimes salmon just tastes too fishy and so I tend to find myself shying away from it.

This Ginger Soy Salmon recipe, however, is one of the best tasting and easiest salmon recipes I’ve ever tried.

The basics of this recipe have been around for a while and is mostly well-known, but I created my own version, and wanted to share it with all of, in case any of you aren’t familiar with this popular salmon recipe. The ginger, soy and garlic marinade really work perfectly with the salmon and give it some amazing flavor without affecting the Points value.

Each serving is just 5 Points, making this an excellent Weight Watchers dinner recipe choice. Pair it with a salad and some quinoa or rice, and you’ve got one insanely healthy and light dinner that is also pretty filling.

If you want to incorporate some more salmon into your diet, then this Ginger Soy Salmon Recipe is a must try.

Ginger Soy Salmon

The ginger soy marinade is my favorite way to season salmon. So deliciously flavorful, and so easy to prepare, this low calorie salmon comes out moist and delicious and is sure to be enjoyed by everyone.


  • 1 ½ lbs fresh salmon, skin removed, cut into 6 fillets
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced


  1. Prepare marinade by combining soy sauce, sugar, garlic and ginger in a small bowl.
  2. Place salmon fillets in a large, Ziploc and pour the marinade over it. Seal, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, turning occasionally to ensure the marinade covers all of the fish.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Seal salmon in aluminum foil, place on baking sheet and place in oven.
  5. Cook for 15 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Diet type: Pescatarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 fillet
Each serving = 5 Points

PER SERVING: 192 calories; 7g fat; 7g carbohydrates; 23g protein; 0g fiber


  1. made this tonight and it was delicious. I’ve been raving to everyone about this site! I don’t think I could do weight watchers without it!

  2. This is my favorite, please check out my blog, I made it last night :-)


  3. Making this for dinner tonight. I just started WW in Feb 2013 and your site has been a real resource. Thanks so much.

  4. Samantha G

    I made this for dinner tonight and my family loved it! The fish was so tender and flavorful. Will definitely be making this again soon!

  5. Kasaundra Neel

    How freezer friendly is this once it is made? Being single I like to make recipes to freeze in individual servings for packing.

    • Meg Anderson

      I always make this ahead in a Ziploc bag and put it in the freezer right away. I get it out the morning we plan to eat it and it marinades as it thaws. Perfect! Even a hit with my little kids, they love it!

  6. Heather Mathieson

    This looks scrumptious! And you could probably lighten up a wee bit more by using the Splenda “brown sugar”… I used to make a salmon glaze (from the Curves Member Guide) that used Splenda and it was a hit!