Saturday, November 27, 2021

Flavorsome Braised Salmon

Salmon would have to be the tastiest fish in the sea. This Flavorsome Braised Salmon is loaded with nutrients and leaves a great taste in your mouth. Salmon is a great protein to eat with the omega-3 fatty acids being key to supporting a healthy heart. Salmon is also listed as one of the top “Brain Foods,” is anti-inflammatory, and supports healthy aging. You could pair this with steamed rice or a fresh salad.




Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

15 minutes

The ingredients for Flavorsome Braised Salmon. (Image: Jenny Low via Nspirement)


  • Salmon – cut into two pieces, 14 ounces (400g)

  • Cucumber (cut into strips) – 1

  • Carrot (cut into strips) – 1

  • Red onion (sliced) – 1

  • Ginger – 3 slices

  • Spring onion (use part near the roots, cut into strips) – 1 stalk

  • Garlic (chopped) – 1 clove

  • Oil – 1 Tbsp

  • Flour – 1 Tbsp

  • Cooking wine – 1 tsp

  • Pepper and salt – 1 pinch each

  • Cornstarch mixture – 1/2  tsp, mixed with 2 Tbsp of water


  • Soy sauce – 1 Tbsp

  • Cooking wine – 1 Tbsp

  • Chili bean paste – 1 Tbsp

  • Sesame oil – 1 tsp

  • Sugar – 1 tsp

  • Water – 1 cup

  • Fried shallot – 1 and 1/2 Tbsp

Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl and put aside.


  • Descale and wash salmon, sprinkle wine, salt, and pepper over it.
  • Coat salmon with flour (both sides).
  • Heat up oil in a frying pan and use a high temperature to fry both sides of the salmon. When about 50 percent cooked, take out and put aside.
Fry salmon until it is 50 percent cooked. (Image: Jenny Low via Nspirement)

  • Stir in onion, ginger, garlic, and spring onion. When there is fragrance, pour in the sauce and put in the salmon, skin facing up. Add carrot.
  • When it is boiling, turn to medium heat and cook for 8 minutes with the lid on.
  • Stir in cucumber and cook over medium heat for another 2 minutes with the lid on.
  • Stir in cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce.
  • Take out and serve.
Use the cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce. (Image: Jenny Low via Nspirement)

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Jenny Low
Jenny is from Malaysia but lives in beautiful Melbourne Australia. When she isn't cooking up a storm in the kitchen, she enjoys spending the time to nurture her garden.

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