This Asian salmon recipe was originated by the Barefoot Contessa. Try it for dinner tonight!
We love this Asian salmon recipe, which requires very little hands-on cooking time but tastes so good that everyone will think you spent ages preparing it!
lends itself perfectly to Asian flavors and it cooks so quickly that it makes a great meal on those busy weeknights when you need a quick and easy dinner
. The marinade in this recipe contains just four simple ingredients which you probably already have at home, so it really is a no-fuss dish that might just make its way into your monthly rotation!
Tips for cooking salmon
If you've never cooked salmon before you may feel a little anxious about preparing it for the first time. But don't worry - we've got you covered! Here are our tips for making sure your salmon tastes as if it was cooked by a pro!
Look for brightly colored salmon at the store. If it appears dried out or brownish, give it a miss!
Thaw frozen salmon gently, preferably overnight in the fridge. Don't microwave it - it tends to cook a little, which ruins the texture.
Only turn it once during cooking. Turning it back and forth is likely to cause it to fall apart - boo!
DON'T overcook! Sorry for shouting, but this is important! If anything, remove it from the heat whilst slightly underdone. It will finish cooking in the resting time.
You can learn how to bake salmon here
Cooked salmon is versatile!
This dish is wonderful served up as soon as it's cooked, but it's just as good served cold, too! Cooked salmon
will last for around 3 days in the fridge, which means you can prepare more than you need and have delicious, healthy lunches or quick meals available for a few days in a row!
If that sounds like too little variety for your taste, then it's good to know there are a few different ways you can use your cooked Asian salmon!
Why not try one of these ideas:
Flake the salmon and use it to top a simple oriental salad.
Make oriental salmon patties! Just mix around 1 lb cooked salmon with with 2 beaten eggs and a little diced onion, then fry in vegetable oil for about 5 mins on either side, until golden.
Use in salmon tacos.
Mix with cooked rice to create a delicious Chinese fried rice.
Serve on a bed of homemade slaw.
Wondering what kind of slaw to serve with your salmon?
Well wonder no more - this recipe will soon become a firm family favorite and complements the fish perfectly.
2 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
2 scallions, sliced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
For the dressing:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 small garlic clove, finely minced
1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
Toss the vegetables and cilantro together.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to combine.
Top with sesame seeds if desired.