Last night, I cooked for my in laws and one of the dishes I made was steamed salmon. My mother makes a similar dish and I love it. I have never tried cooking it before because it was just hubby and me eating and hubby hates salmon. It seemed rather pointless to cook a whole salmon for myself so I never bothered trying to figure out how my mother made this until last night.
I borrowed a recipe from my favourite authentic Chinese Recipe site but modified it slightly:
- 1 piece of Salmon, rubbed with a little salt
- 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 3 Stalks Spring Onion
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- 2 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
- Dash of Pepper
- Chop the white bulb of the spring onions into small pieces. Cut the green stalks into 5 cm lengths.
- Place the salmon pieces onto a heat-resistant serving dish.
- Stir-fry the garlic and spring onion in sesame oil.
- Add the soy sauce and pepper.
- Smear the mixture over the top surface of the salmon
- Steam for 8 minutes until the salmon is virtually cooked through.
- Remove from heat and serve.
Although the hubby had nothing nice to say about this recipe and stayed as far away from it as possible, I was quite pleased with the results. Knowing that this wasn’t something hubby ate, I made certain I made him three dishes that he would eat, so I was rather annoyed that he still had to comment on the smell and style of cooking I elected to use for this fish. For someone who hasn’t even tasted the dish, he sure had a lot of negative comments to make.
Personally, I would have been quite happy eating the entire dish myself, so if you like salmon, then you really ought to give this recipe a shot.