Steamed salmon with spring onion oil (葱油三文鱼)

A healthy, tasty dish ready in 10 minutes. Steamed salmon fillets with homemade spring onion oil is aromatic, moist and tender.

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).

A healthy, tasty dish ready in 10 minutes. Steamed salmon fillets with homemade spring onion oil is aromatic, moist and tender.

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.

A healthy, tasty dish ready in 10 minutes. Steamed salmon fillets with homemade spring onion oil is aromatic, moist and tender.

Steamed salmon with spring onion oil (葱油三文鱼)
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Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Serving Size: 2 servings

Steamed salmon with spring onion oil (葱油三文鱼)

A healthy, tasty dish ready in 10 minutes. Steamed salmon fillets with homemade spring onion oil is aromatic, moist and tender.

Ingredients

    For steaming
  • 2 salmon fillets (about 250g / 9 oz)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 slices ginger, julienned
  • 2 stalks spring onion, chopped
  • 70g / 0.5 cup edamame (without pods)
  • For the sauce
  • 1 tablespoon homemade spring onion oil (see note 1)
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce (see note 2)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pinch white pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut salmon fillets several times at a 45 degree angle (do not cut through). Rub salt all over. 
  2. In a steamer (filled with hot water at the bottom), put in half of the ginger and spring onion. Place the fillets on top. Fill the cuts of the fillets with the rest of the ginger and spring onion. Add edamame to the side.
  3. Steam over a medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook until bubbles appear.
  5. When the fillets are done, place them onto a serving plate along with the edamame. Pour the sauce over.

Notes

1. If you don’t have pre-made spring onion oil available, please refer to my post “Shanghai spring onion oil noodles” to find out how to quickly make it for single usage.

2. You may use shop-bought “Seasoned soy sauce for seafood (蒸鱼豉油)” as substitute for the mixture of light soy sauce, rice wine, sugar and white pepper.

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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.

Happy cooking!

An enthusiastic cook with a Chinese palate and a global mindset.

A healthy, tasty dish ready in 10 minutes. Steamed salmon fillets with homemade spring onion oil is aromatic, moist and tender. A healthy, tasty dish ready in 10 minutes. Steamed salmon fillets with homemade spring onion oil is aromatic, moist and tender.

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