Flavorsome Braised Salmon

Flavorsome Braised Salmon on a plate.

This Flavorsome Braised Salmon is loaded with nutrients and leaves a great taste in your mouth. (Image: Jenny Low via Nspirement)

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.

Details

Servings

2

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Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

15 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Sauce

  • 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 set aside.

Directions

  • Descale and wash salmon, and 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.
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 the cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce.
  • Take out and serve.
Use the cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce.
Use the cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce. (Image: Jenny Low via Nspirement)

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