Steamed salmon in the microwave

Steamed salmon in the microwave

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Cooking time

Takes 20-30 minutes

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Serves 6

Try a Chinese New Year feast with steamed fish

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  • 450g fillets of salmon or firm white fish, such as cod
  • 1½ tbsp finely shredded fresh root ginger
  • 3 tbsp finely shredded spring onions
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • handful of fresh coriander sprigs, to garnish

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  1. Pat the fish dry with kitchen paper then cut into very big pieces. Put in a heatproof dish and evenly scatter with the ginger. Wrap tightly in cling film. Can be prepared to here up to 2-3 hours ahead, chill. Put the plate of fish into the microwave and cook for 3-5 minutes (depending on its thickness and how you like your fish cooked) on full power.
  2. Remove the plate of cooked fish. Wait one minute and pour off any excess liquid that may have accumulated on the plate, then scatter the spring onions on the fish, together with the light and dark soy sauces.
  3. Heat the two oils together in a small saucepan until very hot, then pour over the top of the fish. Scatter with a handful of coriander sprigs and serve at once.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2003

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mattycons59's picture

Excellent. Very quick, very tasty. Just remember not to rub your face after chopping the chillies!

yorkshirelass68's picture
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I took notice of the above comments and added more ginger. In addition to the spring onion I added some cooked french beans and instead of the groundnut oil I added a little balsamic vinegar. I will cook it again - delicious

makambo's picture

Silly question, but do you microwave the salmon IN the cling film?! Is that how it's steamed?

nicademeus's picture
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I was a bit disappointed by this recipe, it wasnt very flavoursome so I think maybe more ginger might be the way to go.. I was impressed by the microwave steaming method though!

lesleywellings's picture

I have cooked this many times especially Chinese New year and it always goes down a treat

janet2a's picture

i cook a very similar recipe to this-an addition i make is to add a small amount of honey, and also more ginger as i love it! I used to cook it in a parcel in oven but find microwaving even more delicious