Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes—Giacoletto’s Gourmet Ginger Salmon

If your a bodybuilder that is on the go a lot the last thing you want to worry about is whats for dinner. Meal prep is a big part of your life but every now and then changing things up can be fun. if so tryout one of our quick and easy dinner recipes.

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes—Giacoletto’s Gourmet Ginger Salmon


Select a premium salmon filet, coloration will be more vibrant if choosing a farm raised species. Lay salmon filet on a broiling pan with minimal amount of water in the below basin. For this recipe, I used a casserole dish, however I prefer a broiling pan if you have one available.

  • Make slight vertical cuts in the salmon filet without searing through. Create slices along the entire filet, this will serve as little pockets for our ingredients.
  • Slice not dice (1) Medium size onion into long strands –
  • Cut a “Granny smith” apple into small wedges or preferably long thin slices
  • Mash garlic cloves – approximately 4-5 cloves
  • Insert the onion, apple and garlic into the sliced pockets created.

Another special burst of flavor  that makes this extra flavorful, I enjoy slicing ginger very thin in long strips and also inserting into pocketed sections. Sprinkle salmon filet with salt and pepper – do not be afraid to be generous with the pepper – mixes well with fruit of the apple and will not be overpowering.

Pour over the salmon filet “Makato’s Honey Ginger Dressing” – (Regular Ginger Dressing without the honey is also available) Cover the top of the filet with Makato’s dressing.  I typically use about an entire bottle, but will depend on the size of your salmon. Pour enough over the top but do not have it sitting / soaking if you are using a casserole dish. Then drizzle honey over the top  – you may also use pure Vermont maple syrup as a substitute.


Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and Cook for 30 minutes. If you desire you may cook a little longer so the ginger dressing gets a little crispy. *Simply serve with steamed spinach and a whole grain brown, red and black rice barley medley.

We hope you enjoy our quick and easy dinner recipe suggestion. Salmon is a great fish for bodybuilding because it has a plethora of nutrients. If you make this we would love for you to share your experience with us!

About the author, Steve Hall

Steve is a strength training fanatic who geeks out over the best, most efficient workouts, nutrition and gear to help get you stronger and healthier!