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Salmon With Green Onions, Garlic, Soy Sauce

Salmon With Green Onions, Garlic, Soy Sauce

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The amazing thing about this dish is it is insanely easy and it’s also super delicious! Salmon With Green Onions, Garlic, and Soy Sauce is a great way to get some seafood in your diet, and it’s a healthy meal too!

Salmon vs. Other Fishes

Technically you can use almost any type of fish for this dish! So if you’re thinking about switching it up – Here are some ideas:

Grouper is a lean, moist, mild flavor fish. It’s got large flakes and a firm texture. The Red Grouper has has a slightly sweet flavor than Black Grouper. Note – here’s a very similar dish I made (without garlic, and pan seared) using Grouper for example:

Pan Seared Fish With Ginger, Scallions, and Soy

Cod is a mild and somewhat buttery white fish. It’s got pretty delicate and flaky flesh – which is awesome when the sauce of this dish gets all in between it! It goes with this dish pretty well because the mild taste of cod will highlight the ginger green onion and soy mix.

Sea bass is another good white fish to go with this dish. Similar to cod – sea bass also is a mild, slightly sweet, white fish. It’s flesh is described as moist moist, buttery, and tender.

Flounder is also a mild white fish – it is more delicate so if you want to cook with this fish, you may want to be more gentle or else it could easily fall apart. But outside of that it it is also similar to cod and sea bass – slightly sweet and mild.

Microwave vs. Pan Seared vs. Steamed

To make this dish, we will first cook the salmon, and then we will make the Garlic, Green Onion, Soy Sauce mixture on top. So you have options on how to cook the salmon – you can microwave, pan sear, or steam it!

Note – If you have frozen salmon filets, you will first want to make sure the salmon filet is thawed. To do so, you can either remove from the freezer and thaw in the refrigerator, or place the packaged frozen salmon filet in cold water for about 30 minutes. If it is not frozen, you can skip this step.

Microwaved Salmon

The reason I say this is super easy is because we usually just microwave the salmon!

First, remove the thawed salmon from packaging, and place in a microwave safe plate or dish.

Place sliced ginger on top of salmon and pour rice wine on over the salmon. Cover the salmon with either a microwave safe plastic wrap or microwave cover (this is what we use).

Cook on high for about 3-4 minutes! You can cut open a small piece in the middle to see if it’s cooked thoroughly, if not, pop it in for another 30 seconds until cooked thoroughly.

Pan Seared Salmon

This is another easy way to cook the pan sear the salmon. It’s probably my second most used method.

To pan sear the salmon, add vegetable oil and let it heat up on medium high heat in a cooking pan. Once heated, add fish to pan.

Let it cook for about 2 minutes, and then using a spatulate, gently flip to the other side. Then add ginger and rice wine and let it cook another 2 minutes.

Steamed Salmon

Another way to cook the salmon is to steam it. There are several ways to steam the salmon. You can do it on stove top or you can do it in a rice cooker.

For stove top you will need a steamer rack and wok. Place the salmon on a bowl with sliced ginger and rice wine on top. Then, place a 1-inch-high steamer rack in a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok. Add water to a depth of 3/4 inch and bring to a boil over high heat. Position the bowl on the rack, cover, and let it steam for 8 minutes.

You can cut open a small piece in the middle to see if it’s cooked thoroughly, if not, pop it in for another 30 seconds until cooked thoroughly.

You can also steam the salmon in the rice cooker! I am going to skip the specific instructions on this because it does depend on your rice cooker. For example, mine I have to put the bowl of salmon in the rice cooker and add water to the outside of the bowl, and let it steam about 8-10 minutes.

So make sure to do some research on your type of rice cooker if you’d like to go this route!

How to make Salmon With Green Onions, Garlic, Soy Sauce

First gather your ingredients:

  • 1 lb Salmon Filet (for example, two 8-oz salmon filet)
  • 3 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 inch of ginger, sliced
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce

Then, cook your salmon – you can microwave, pan sear, or steam it. I’m going to microwave it but please look at the Microwave vs. Pan Seared vs. Steamed notes on how to do the other methods.

Place in a microwave safe plate or dish. Place sliced ginger on top of salmon and pour 3 tbsp of rice wine on over the salmon. Cover the salmon with either a microwave safe plastic wrap or microwave cover (this is what we use).

Cook on high for about 3-4 minutes! You can cut open a small piece in the middle to see if it’s cooked thoroughly, if not, pop it in for another 30 seconds until cooked thoroughly.

While it is in the microwave, add oil in a skillet and heat on medium high.

Remove salmon from microwave, and then sprinkle the green onions, and garlic on top of the salmon. When the oil is hot, slowly pour it on top of all the green onions, ginger, garlic on top of the salmon (sizzle!)

Then, follow that up with pouring the soy sauce all over the green onions, ginger, garlic on top of the salmon. Now it’s ready for serving!

Salmon With Green Onions, Garlic, Soy Sauce

Salmon With Green Onions, Garlic, Soy Sauce

The amazing thing about this dish is it is insanely easy and it’s also super delicious! Salmon With Green Onions, Garlic, and Soy Sauce is a great way to get some seafood in your diet, and it’s a healthy meal too!


Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Salmon Filet (for example, two 8-oz salmon filet)
  • 3 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 inch of ginger, sliced
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce

Instructions

    1. Cook your salmon – you can microwave, pan sear, or steam it. I’m going to microwave it but please look at the Microwave vs. Pan Seared vs. Steamed notes on how to do the other methods.
    2. Place in a microwave safe plate or dish. Place sliced ginger on top of salmon and pour 3 tbsp of rice wine on over the salmon. Cover the salmon with either a microwave safe plastic wrap or microwave cover (this is what we use).
    3. Cook on high for about 3-4 minutes! You can cut open a small piece in the middle to see if it’s cooked thoroughly, if not, pop it in for another 30 seconds until cooked thoroughly.
    4. While it is in the microwave, add oil in a skillet and heat on medium high.
    5. Remove salmon from microwave, and then sprinkle the green onions, and garlic on top of the salmon. When the oil is hot, slowly pour it on top of all the green onions, ginger, garlic on top of the salmon (sizzle!)
    6. Then, follow that up with pouring the soy sauce all over the green onions, ginger, garlic on top of the salmon. Now it’s ready for serving!

Notes

Microwave vs. Pan Seared vs. Steamed

To make this dish, we will first cook the salmon, and then we will make the Garlic, Green Onion, Soy Sauce mixture on top. So you have options on how to cook the salmon – you can microwave, pan sear, or steam it!

Note – If you have frozen salmon filets, you will first want to make sure the salmon filet is thawed. To do so, you can either remove from the freezer and thaw in the refrigerator, or place the packaged frozen salmon filet in cold water for about 30 minutes. If it is not frozen, you can skip this step.

Microwaved Salmon

The reason I say this is super easy is because we usually just microwave the salmon!

First, remove the thawed salmon from packaging, and place in a microwave safe plate or dish.

Place sliced ginger on top of salmon and pour rice wine on over the salmon. Cover the salmon with either a microwave safe plastic wrap or microwave cover (this is what we use).

Cook on high for about 3-4 minutes! You can cut open a small piece in the middle to see if it’s cooked thoroughly, if not, pop it in for another 30 seconds until cooked thoroughly.

Pan Seared Salmon

This is another easy way to cook the pan sear the salmon. It’s probably my second most used method.

To pan sear the salmon, add vegetable oil and let it heat up on medium high heat in a cooking pan. Once heated, add fish to pan.

Let it cook for about 2 minutes, and then using a spatulate, gently flip to the other side. Then add ginger and rice wine and let it cook another 2 minutes.

Steamed Salmon

Another way to cook the salmon is to steam it. There are several ways to steam the salmon. You can do it on stove top or you can do it in a rice cooker.

For stove top you will need a steamer rack and wok. Place the salmon on a bowl with sliced ginger and rice wine on top. Then, place a 1-inch-high steamer rack in a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok. Add water to a depth of 3/4 inch and bring to a boil over high heat. Position the bowl on the rack, cover, and let it steam for 8 minutes.

You can cut open a small piece in the middle to see if it’s cooked thoroughly, if not, pop it in for another 30 seconds until cooked thoroughly.

You can also steam the salmon in the rice cooker! I am going to skip the specific instructions on this because it does depend on your rice cooker. For example, mine I have to put the bowl of salmon in the rice cooker and add water to the outside of the bowl, and let it steam about 8-10 minutes.

So make sure to do some research on your type of rice cooker if you’d like to go this route!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 385Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1164mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 27g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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Dan

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

This recipe combines my two favorite meal choices, Asian & Seafood. Great recipe that showcases the flavors of both food genres.

By no means is this the first time that I've tried your recipes. Your Pork with Peppers is fast becoming a favorite.

Thank you so much. Glad that you enjoyed your time in Alaska.

TinaTsai

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I'm so glad you enjoy my recipes! Happy to know someone likes it out there :)

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