A healthy, tasty dish ready in 10 minutes. Steamed salmon fillets with homemade spring onion oil is aromatic, moist and tender.
My favourite way to cook fish has to be steaming. Usually it only takes a few minutes to prepare and the fish keeps its moisture and tenderness. I steamed some salmon fillets the other day, seasoned with homemade spring onion oil. It was too good not to share with you.
That day I wanted to prepare a quick lunch for two and I was craving something warm and light. After searching in my nearly-empty fridge, I decided to make a dish combining salmon, edamame (aka fresh green soybeans) and homemade spring onion oil. Ten minutes later, a healthy, tasty meal was ready to be tucked in (I also served Shanghai spring onion oil noodles as staple).
My steamed salmon fillets (葱油三文鱼) with spring onion oil is inspired by classic Cantonese steamed fish in which a whole fish is steamed with ginger and spring onion, then flavoured with seasoned soy sauce. Using fillets will save you lots of time in preparing the fish. I also add homemade spring onion oil (See how to make it HERE) to enhance the aroma of the dish.
To season the steamed salmon, I use a mixture of light soy sauce, Shaoxing rice wine, sugar and white pepper. If you’d like to make this simple dish even simpler, you can use shop-bought seasoned soy sauce for seafood (蒸鱼豉油) to replace all the ingredients mentioned above.
Thank you for visiting my blog! Don’t forget to tell me how you like my steamed salmon after trying it out. I’m always looking forward to hearing from you.