Eat for Longevity: Honey and Soy Salmon Recipe

Looking for a healthy tasty meal? This  easy to prepare salmon recipe is designed by registered dietician Melissa Kelly and extracted from her ‘scoop to lose programme’.


Serves 1 (increase ingredients per person)

Salmon fillet

1 onion, roughly chopped

2 Tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp grated ginger

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp honey

Salt and pepper to taste


How to prepare

Mix together the oil, ginger, coriander and onion. Season with salt and pepper. (If you are braaing, substitute the fish with dorado or Cape snoek.) With a sharp knife, make a few equal slits into the skin of the fish fillet. Gently stuff the slits with the herb mixture, and season with salt and pepper. Stir together the lime juice, soy and honey, until smooth.

Place the fish skin-side up on the grill, and cook for around three to four minutes (until well marked). Turn the salmon, brushing the top with the sauce, until the fish is cooked to your liking (around another three to four minutes). Enjoy with a salad and new baby potatoes.


Melissa Kelly
Melissa Kelly


Melissa Kelly is a registered dietitian who consults to various corporates and sports teams, including the Blue Bulls.  She is also founder of Scoop to Lose  a weight loss programme which assists people in managing their portion size and nutritional balance.