Friday, April 10, 2009

Salmon - Two Ways

Today is Good Friday. This means that we abstain from eating meat. After a day of fasting and light meals, I took two pieces of salmon tails out from the freezer to cook salmon two ways. I asked my hubby to lightly pan fry the salmon pieces, seasoned with salt and black pepper. The salmon was pan-fried for 3 mins skin-side down first (to crisp the skin) and then another 1 min on other side. After that, flipped it back to the skin side and place it into the oven for 1 min (oven temp 180 degrees C).

The first way was Salmon Teriyaki. This was for my two girls who cannot eat spicy food. Basically, I saute some chopped garlic and sliced ginger with some peanut oil in a saucepan. When fragrant, I added light soya sauce, some mirin and palm sugar (you can use white/raw sugar). Add some water and place the lid on the saucepan to simmer and reduce the sauce. Taste and pour over the piece of pan-fried salmon.

The second way was Salmon Red Curry. I also added some green beans (sliced), red bell pepper (capsicum) and baby corn. This meant it was a one-dish with protein and vegetables. I did not add the pan-fried salmon to the curry. Instead, I served the curry sauce separate. We just spooned the curry over the pan-fried salmon on our plate. The red curry was delicious! My hubby said it can be served in a restaurant. It is a new way to serve salmon for us.

Both dishes served with steamed jasmine rice. Yum!


  1. They look very yummy, and my 1st time to know salmon can be cook into curry type, will try next time, but the salmon sell is Malaysia is expensive.

  2. Hi Emily,
    Maybe you could try any other fish in Msia that has firmer flesh, maybe tenggiri. Sorry cannot make any suggestions as I am not familiar with type of fishes sold in Msia. I left Msia 20 years ago.