This is one of the easiest and tastiest healthy salmon recipes you will find.
It combines the Thai flavors of ginger, cilantro, red chilies, fish sauce and a bit of sugar in an easy steamed salmon recipe that will amaze you.
This fantastic recipe comes from a cookbook called Complete Book of Thai Cooking: Over 200 Delicious Recipes.
The author of the cookbook this recipe comes from, Linda Stephen, has travelled extensively through Thailand and brings both her expertise and love for the cuisine to the recipes in this cookbook.
Linda says this about her wonderful steamed salmon recipe:
“Oven steaming is an easy alternative to the traditional steaming method in a wok. This light, refreshing dish reminds me of the simple fish dishes (using freshly caught local fish) served at seaside resorts and restaurants along the Gulf of Thailand.”
The fragrance will hit you as soon as you open the packet.
Fresh and spicy, it is perfect for a light dinner with a bit of rice and some steamed vegetables.
Oven Steamed Salmon with Chili and Ginger
- 4 - 6 ounce salmon fillets, skin removed
- 1 tablespoon gingerroot, chopped fresh
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped fresh
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons red chilies, chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar, or granulated
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- Fresh cilantro leaves
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Arrange salmon in a single layer in a shallow baking dish.
- In a bowl, combine ginger, cilantro stems, garlic, chilies, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. Spoon mixture over fillets. Cover dish with foil and seal edges.
- Bake in a for 8 to 10 minutes, or until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
- Garnish with green onions and cilantro leaves.
For a healthier diabetic diet recipe, omit the sugar or replace it with coconut sugar. The coconut sugar would work perfectly in this recipe and is much easier on blood sugar than regular sugar.