Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pan Fried Salmon With Homemade Sauce 自創香煎三文魚

I first cooked this dish in my tiny one bedroom apartment more than a decade ago and it has been a favourite of the tummies' kitchen ever since. This is the result of trying to recreate teriyaki salmon without the proper ingredients.We never named this much loved dish of ours; one of the tummies normally would just request for 'salmon with the brown sauce', hopefully he will start calling it by its newly given name from now on.
P.S sea trouts is a great substitute for salmon.

serves 4 as part of a Chinese meal
you'll need;
4 (200 g) salmon fillets skin on
1 shallot, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cm knob ginger chopped
10 cm knob of ginger, julienne 
1 spring onion, julienne
1 bunch of broccolini*, blanched briefly just before serving
* broccolini is a cross between Broccoli and Kailan

for the sauce;
3 tbs of good quality oyster sauce*
2 tbs of light soy
1 tbs of dark soy
2 tbs of kecap manis
1 tsp of sesame oil
2 tbs of sugar
3 tbs of Chinese cooking wine
dash of white pepper
corn flour solution
* I strongly recommend Lee Kum Kee premium oyster sauce (李錦記舊庄蠔油)

Prepare the aromatics.

Fry julienne ginger til crisp, drain well and set aside.

Pan fry salmon fillets skin side down for 2 minutes then a further 4 minutes on the other side. I like the fish to be pink in the middle, adjust the cooking time accordingly to suit your taste.

Saute the chopped ingredients with a little oil then add in the sauce ingredients. Cook for a minute then thicken the sauce a little with some corn flour solution. Blanch broccolini at the same time.

Place salmon fillets skin side up in a shallow bowl, arrange broccolini around the fillets and pour the sauce over. Finally sprinkle the dish with crispy ginger and spring onion julienne.


  1. hi tummy..I love salmon tapi sangat expensive ,boleh ganti dengan ikan jenis lain tak?..belum dapat berblog lagi my son tak sihat sebab kemalangan kecil:(

  2. Love dish with an awesome home-made sauce. Very colorful and no wonder, its a favorite of all the 3 tummies. Have a great weekend!

  3. I really need to come here and say something other than 'that looks gorgeous'... but it's true - It does!!

  4. How creative! What a wonderful looking dish this is. Love the crispy ginger topping!

  5. I use to cook salmon, but without any sauce.
    Yours sounds great !
    I need to try it out!
    Have a happy weekend!
    B xx

    P.S.If you're going to visit my site today,
    please don't judge me.LOL!

  6. I think the sauce will go so well with salmon. I must look for the oyster sauce you recommended.

  7. Woot, the Pan-Asian sauce sounds great!!

  8. hi tummy..another great dish from you..i love crispy ginger..makcik always do and eat together with rice..
    mak cik loves salmon..i had great time eating them when we were in the fish is very expensive..

  9. I love pan fried anything...or should I say "skillet" fried. :D

    I have been looking for oyster sauce and for some reason we can get most any sauce in our grocer except oyster sauce. That was one thing I forgot when I went to the Asian market, but it is so close I could walk to it.

    I am going to make this dish. My daughter loves salmon with mojo, but I think she will try it this way, she's been eating more and more Asian inspired dishes. She always liked sticky rice and rice noodles with ginger and sesame oil, and she loves teriyaki! I'm off to the market!

  10. It looks delicious! I love salmon and you have done it perfectly!

  11. There you are! I have been so busy I have been avalanched with work! I need my 3 hungry tummies fix! and Ironically I will be participating in the Salmon Run in British Colombia in October!

    Salmon is delicious especially this way! and its a power food! Was the oyster sauce sweet? just curious!

  12. This would be one of my favorites too!

  13. I love salmon! Your recipe looks amazing! I am going to have to try it.

  14. Harriet from CarltonJune 13, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Brilliant dish! I have everything for this dish right now, this might be our dinner!

  15. makcikmanggis ,
    Oh semoga si kecil akan segera sembuh! Pakai bawal hitam juga sedap makcik!

    Cool Lassi(e) ,
    Thank you very much! You too!

    Jay ,
    Thank you very much!

    Eternally Distracted,
    Haha thank you! I appreciate that!

    darren ,
    Thank you! Give it a go!

    Thank you very much! Please do!
    I will as soon as the internet spped is back to normal. I promise I won't judge. xxx

    CW ,
    Thank you! You shouldn't have problem finding that!

    the lacquer spoon ,
    Thank you!

    mohdandmeriam ,
    Thank you makcik. Kalau salmon expensive boleh diganti dengan bawal hitam.

    Lyndsey ,
    Haha skillet fried of course!

    It is wonderful you have an Asian grocer near you. Sounds like she'll be cooking Asian food soon! :)

    Pam ,
    Thank you very much!

    Reshmi ,
    Thank you very much!

    natural selection,
    Oh thanks for dropping by even when you are busy! Looking forward to hear more about the salmon run event.
    Oyster sauce is sweet, savory and everything in one!

    Bo ,
    Oh thank you!

    Thank you very much!

    Priya ,
    Thank you!

    Thank you and please do!

    pigpigscorner ,
    Haha absolutely!

    Thank you!

    Harriet ,
    Thank you! I hope you will end up cooking this!

  16. Hi tummy! til now i tak boleh nk makan salmon, rugilah i! i try guna ikan lain k ;-) btw, ur soya sauce prawn i dah try, marvelous!! thanks for sharing maybe i`ll post my n3 tomorrow :-)

  17. 哇很有創意呀!我一定會試的!

  18. Another great dish from you my friend. I steamed a whole snapper with black bean sauce and it was so delicious!

  19. Very creative indeed. I would love to have a dish that I can claim to be my own. Love the ginger topping!

  20. I never think to make a sauce with salmon - i do with other fish. The post tells me to rethink my cooking habits! Very delicious and beautiful.

  21. Those crispy aromatics on top really make this dish. I wish this was a sratch and sniff post,mmmm. I am so impressed with your skills!

    (By the way thanks for the links to the recipes for those Thai dishes, definitely will try them out).

  22. wow you cook the best salmon dishes yum hope your having a great weekend tummies!

  23. oh god, that looks amazing! i heard salmon is so good for you!

  24. This sauce sounds amazing! So flavorful. I Love oyster sauce.

  25. Wow another of your creations, a must try for me then! I am wondering if you do have a good Malaysian butter prawns recipe? I have tried a few but the result is less then satisfying.

  26. The sauce sounds awesome. So much flavour.

  27. hi tummy..glad i found ur blog from cik manggis house...tried a few recipes of urs...semua2 pon nice..thanx a lot...hope u dun mind i put 'em in my blog...

  28. the sauce sounds and looks heavenly! love the finely julienned ginger. yum!

  29. ijayuji,
    Oh kalau pakai ikan bawal pun enak jugak! Dah lihat post tu, terima kasih kerana sudi mencuba ye!


    Pham ,
    Thank you very much! I am glad you like it!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Thank you! That is very important for the dish!

    Claudia ,
    Thank you very much! I hope you will give it a try!

    shaz ,
    I hope we have a gadget like that too!
    I will do a post on butter prawns soon!

    Thank you very much! You too!

    mr. pineapple man ,
    Thank you! It is very good for you :)

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! Do give it a try!

    rosa ,
    Thank you! Another friend just asked me about butter prawns too. Will post that soon.

    penny ,
    Thank you very much!

    巧韵 ,
    Thank you! Do let me know how it turns out!

    Terima kasih ye! No not at all, very happy in fact!

    Thank you very much! :)

  30. hai...woowww look so time i want to try this recipes

  31. Pan-seared salmon is the ideal wholesome weeknight meal. It will take almost no moment (10 minutes maximum ), you wind up with a totally seasoned fillet with deliciously crispy skin.The just small drawbacks: It can get a little messy if the oil splatters, and your kitchen may start to smell like the sea (that could be good or a bad thing, based on the individual.) Even now, it is useful to have a open window near and/or a fan above the stove.And start you seasoning salmon know!Here you came to know how to cook stove top salmon,with stunning ingredients


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