Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Steam Salmon with Chilli Garlic Salsa


After so much excitement about the Double-bake London Cheesecake on a Sunday afternoon and now I’m moving on to a dinner dish which I cooked on same day.

This dish is adapted from a cookbook Chef at Home – a taste of goodness.  It was a Christmas present from Susanna, a good friend of mine, whom I have known for 30 over years.  She was my secondary school buddy.
 I’m fond of exploring various ways to cook salmon because my family loves salmon very much
This is a very quick, healthy and delicious dish.  The flavour from the garlic and chilli compliment the fish so well.  Salmon is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.  The chilli-garlic mixture enhances the taste of the steamed fish and makes for a healthy low fat dish.


300g salmon steak (I used 400g)
300g cod steak (I skipped this)
1 tsp seasame oil
1 tsp corn starch
Salt and pepper to taste
2 fresh red chillies, seeded and chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 sprigs of coriander and mint, chopped to garnish

(1)Cut salmon and cod into large cubes (about 3 cm)

(2)Marinate with sesame oil, corn starch, salt and pepper; season for 10mins.

(3)Heat olive oil and gently fry garlic and chilli; do not brown.  Set aside.

(4)Place fish cubes in a deep dish for steaming; spoon the chilli-garlic mixture over the fish.

(5)Steam over high heat for 5mins.

(6)Dish on serving plate and garnish.

I’m contributing this recipe to Cook-Your-Books #9, organised by Joyce of Kitchen Flavour

I hope you’ll like this dish. 
Happy Baking with Cook-Your-Books!


  1. Cooking fish is never my forte and I doubt it ever will, just can't get it right somehow...just have to do without fish in the house lol! Your fish certainly looks healthy!

  2. Hi Amy,
    My family loves salmon, though I have never tried steaming it before. This looks delicious and so perfect with a bowl of steamed rice! Thanks for sharing with CYB!

  3. Wow that looks really appetizing. You cooked it so well :)

  4. I was excited to find this website. I want to to thank you for your time for this fantastic read!!
    I definitely really liked every bit of it and I have you
    book marked to see new information on your web site.

    Feel free to visit my blog post ... This Web page