Spicy Salmon On Spinach

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Spicy salmon on spinach

Spicy salmon on spinach

Salmon is exceptional for its health benefits and highly popular in the culinary world. I would call it a wonder fish because of it’s high essential omega-3 fatty acids which are very important for our bodies, especially the heart and also the brain, besides its reported abilities to prevent or improve a lot of other sicknesses and diseases.

I grew up eating a lot of fish because my parents believe that fish are good for the brains. I remember my parents always said that my black, shiny hair was because of the amount of fish that I ate. We didn’t had much so my mom used to buy the cheapest fish almost everyday. We just had it pan fried and some soya sauce to go with it. While we ate the fish, the cats enjoyed the bones, head and skin. Not only were we healthy but our cats were very healthy too. We did not have money to buy cat food. In fact, there was no cat food around. Our cats ate what we ate, mostly fish bones and rice…..Chinese cats…..haha.

I am very thankful that I can get lots of fresh salmon here and they are not as expensive as other fish. The best is the wild Alaskan salmon which is more expensive. I have learned various ways to cook salmon. I love it spicy. It is such a versatile fish that it tastes very delicious in whatever way you cook it.

This is another easy salmon dish with Chinese spinach for 2 persons. It’s simple and goes well with rice. There’s no elaborate seasonings. Sea salt and some light soya sauce is good enough. Just in case you don’t know, pure sea salt is better for health and taste good. Never use table salt.

100g Chinese spinach
2 salmon steaks
1 handful coriander (washed chopped)
2 chilies (chopped)
4 pips of garlic (finely chopped)
sea salt
light soya sauce
fried shallot oil

fried salmon

fried salmon

Rub some sea salt and corn flour on both sides of the salmon steaks. Let it marinade for about 30 minutes and then pan fry it until just cooked. Do not over cook otherwise it will be tough. Dish up onto a plate.

Fried spinach

Fried spinach

Heat up some fried shallot oil in a frying pan or wok. Add the spinach and fry. Add some sea salt to season. This English spinach is very tender and delicious and only needs a quick stir fry in high heat. Dish up on to a plate. Place the 2 pieces of fried salmon steak on top of the spinach.

Fry the spices

Fry the spices

Heat up some oil in the frying pan or wok. Add the chopped garlic and fry until golden. Then add the chopped chilies, coriander, some sea salt and some light soya sauce and fry until fragrant. Scoop onto the salmon and serve hot.

Do you often eat salmon? How do you ensure that you have enough omega-3 in your diet? Do you have a favourite salmon dish to share? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other salmon recipes that you may be interested in:
Teriyaki Salmon
Baked Salmon And Noodles
Healthy Salmon Salad
Spicy Salmon Fillets
Chili Salmon With Hot Bean Paste
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
King Prawns And Salmon Curry
Teriyaki Salmon Prawns Patties
Salmon In Hot Sambal Sauce

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Elin  on April 30th, 2010

You have cooked my favourite fish…Salmon and this look great. Thanks Mary for sharing the recipe :)

Viviane @ Taste-Buds  on April 30th, 2010

Lovely Dish!

Priya  on April 30th, 2010

Wat a fantastic dish, very catchy and colourful..

Nasi Lemak Lover  on April 30th, 2010

salmon is expensive here, you must eat more since you get cheaper price, this look delicious!

the lacquer spoon  on April 30th, 2010

Tender salmon with gree veg, wow! Mary, I really know your cooking keeps your family fit :)

3hungrytummies  on April 30th, 2010

Oh your salmon looks really delicious Mary! Love all the different colours!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on April 30th, 2010

A kind of oriental dish of salmon, great creation, Mary.
I tried to cook salmon with light soya sauce. It’s very delicious.

anncoo  on April 30th, 2010

Salmon is also my favorite. I love to eat raw as sashimi and also pan fried.
Refer my Salmon with white sauce (Rice/Noodles) and Fish with wasabi mayonnaise (Light Meal), hope you like these.

SathyaSridhar  on April 30th, 2010

Salmon is my faaav fish dear,,, ur’s looks perfect n well presented with spinach..

peachkins  on April 30th, 2010

WOW! I love anything spicy..

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TasteHongKong  on April 30th, 2010

The fried salmon alone is soooooo good already. I often have to add ground white pepper to marinade frozen fishes (mostly traveled a long way to our place), but yours looks so juicy and fresh, I don’t think it needs any.

Jeannie  on April 30th, 2010

So colourful! Love the way you cook your spinach..I seldom cook them because I honestly can’t get them to look fresh lol! Always turned out really awful looking.

Cheah  on April 30th, 2010

What a yummy looking dish. More rice?

sushma mallya  on April 30th, 2010

That looks very delicious,…

Angie's Recipes  on April 30th, 2010

I notice that you are a big fan of salmon steak. This time I want some more rice, please!

claudia lamascolo  on April 30th, 2010

Interesting chinese spinach, have had chinese eggplant never spinach or heard of that. Would love to try this, is it different, we eat salmon twice a week, so this is a must try!

Joanne  on April 30th, 2010

Salmon is my favorite fish by far and this looks like an excellent way to prepare it - simple and delicious. Can’t beat that!

tigerfish  on April 30th, 2010

Yep, the pan-fried salmon on its own already look so good! But always good to perk it up. And I like that you combine it with vegetables - it is like one-dish settles everything with steamed rice.

I love salmon but kinda expensive so I eat sardines instead….what to do…”pauper” fish …heee hee but I really like sardines (with spices).

Simply Life  on April 30th, 2010

YUUUM! Can I have that plate, please?! :)

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momgateway  on April 30th, 2010

Salmon is o ne of my fave fish and this is an excellent way to get more of it…yum!

Treat and Trick  on April 30th, 2010

This is so healthy and colorful too, can I join you at your dinner table?

5 Star Foodie  on April 30th, 2010

An excellent salmon dish, I love the spice! We eat salmon quite a lot and definitely love the wild alaskan or king salmon.

divya  on April 30th, 2010

Wat a fantastic dish, very catchy and colourful..

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Mary  on April 30th, 2010

@Elin - Thanks very much, Elin! We share the same favourite :D

@Viviane @ Taste-Buds - Thanks very much, Vivian! :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@Nasi Lemak Lover - Yes, I’m having salmon a few times a week. May be you should move here :D

@the lacquer spoon - Sometimes I think it’s quite a lot of hard work to keep the family fit…haha. Need to Keep Learning! :D

@3hungrytummies - Thanks very much, Suresh! :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - I love that too :D Salmon is so delicious that even simple cooking and seasoning would do the trick. One of these days I want to try it the Western way.

@anncoo - Aha….we share the same favourite again! :D But then I am still not good in eating raw salmon. Will have to catch up with you on that…haha. I tried to find your 2 fish recipes on your blog to add the links here but couldn’t find it :( Will check it out again.

@SathyaSridhar - It love to know that we share the same favourite :D

@peachkins - We are sure spicy cooks…haha :D

@TasteHongKong - It would be very delicious with white pepper too. Totally agree with you that it is even very delicious just fried alone. I like that with rice too…mmm :D

@Jeannie - I really like this English spinach. Its very tender and doesn’t need long to cook…just a very quick stir fry. My family likes it very much. Hope you’ll give a try again :D

@Cheah - Thanks very uch, Cheah. Definitely need more rice. I’ll cook a big pot….haha :D

@sushma mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@Angie’s Recipes - You are absolutely right, Angie! I love salmon…..so delicious and healthy. Come…I’ll cook a big pot of rice to share :D

@claudia lamascolo - The English spinach and Chinese spinach are very similar….very delicious. We eat salmon a few times every week too….good for health :D

@Joanne - Lovely to know that salmon is your favourite, too :D

@tigerfish - Yes, a one dish meal. Sometimes I’m a little lazy to do more washing…wash one plate instead of 2….haha :P I like sardines too, especially grilled with lots of spices. I have to try that more often. Sardines are very good for health too.

@Simply Life - Of course you can..but….you have to come here :D

@momgateway - Lovely to know it’s your favourite fish, too! :D

@Treat and Trick - Of course you can….will cook lots :D

@5 Star Foodie - Wild Alaskan salmon is really delicious. I haven’t heard of king salmon. I have to find out. Thanks very much for sharing, Natasha! :D

@divya - Thanks very much, Divya! :D

Divina  on April 30th, 2010

I love salmon because they are really flavorful. People eat way too much omega-6 and it’s so easy to obtain omega 3 by eating salmon. The dish is beautiful and definitely no table or iodized salt.

The Kitchen Masochist  on April 30th, 2010

I love salmon and its color. It’s probably my favorite fish. I’d eat more of it if it weren’t so expensive here since they’re imported mostly from Canada and sometimes, Norway.

I love salmon best when it’s grilled and seasoned with just salt and pepper with a bit of butter and drizzled with lemon.

Drick  on April 30th, 2010

beautiful sear on that salmon and yes, I agree, the simple seasonings is all that is needed with that wonderful stir-fry of tasty topping

Mary  on April 30th, 2010

This looks wonderful. Not only do I love salmon, it is quite plentiful and inexpensive in the area where I live. I love the simplicity of your recipe and will certainly give it a try. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

nisha  on April 30th, 2010

I liked the chinese spinach sautee , i can have it with just rice . Beautiful clicks too.

Mary  on April 30th, 2010

@Divina - Totally agree with you that people eat way too much omega-6. Hope more people realise that. It doesn’t take much to change our diets for better health. I’m glad I love salmon :D

@The Kitchen Masochist - Yes, I know, it’s also very expensive in Malaysia. I love your way of grilling it with butter and lemon. I would love to try that. I know it is very delicious, especially with the lemon. I would love to BBQ it when summer comes. Oh, just can’t wait for the warm weather. I’ll be so happy then :D

@Drick - Thanks very much for sharing, Drick! :D

@Mary - We are very lucky to be staying in a place where salmon is not too expensive. So we have no excuse of not eating it for better health :D

@nisha - Thanks very much, Nisha! :D

deana@lostpastremembered  on April 30th, 2010

You do the best salmon dishes!!! Who cares if it’s good for you or not when it tastes this good! Ok, well maybe think of that part as icing on the cake!

lequan@luvtoeat  on April 30th, 2010

Mmmmm…that dish looks so delicious, especially with all those chilies. We cook salmon and spinach a lost because both are so easy and healthy dishes. I miss eating spicy food like this because of my kiddies but I’m actually starting to let them try some spicy stuff. Start them young right? ;-) Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes!

Yummy Team  on April 30th, 2010

I am drooling over your pics especially the first one..Salmon on spinach truly sounds and looks interesting!! Fantastic recipe, Mary..I would love to give it a try since we both love salmon..By the way, is that chili pepper or red bell pepper?

theUngourmet  on April 30th, 2010

This is a gorgeous and healthy looking dish! I love the wonderful color! My daughter and I love salmon. I wish my husband liked it more.

Kamalika  on April 30th, 2010

Thats too good..al my favourite ingrediants added…very healthy dish too..just loved the dish dear..have a happy weekend…

Mary  on April 30th, 2010

@deana@lostpastremembered - Haha…I have to agree with you :D Sometimes I do eat carelessly, especially when it’s very delicious :P But thanks very much for your lovely compliment!

@anncoo - Awww…thanks very much, Ann. Really appreciate. That’s very helpful of you :D

@lequan@luvtoeat - I know it’s difficult with our choice of food when the kids are small. But I have found a trick. I made very spicy chili oil. Very often I don’t cook spicy food too but those who like it spicy will add chili oil and it’s also very delicious, only not colourful like the fresh chili. There’s always chili oil in my house for emergency…haha :D Sure you can start training your kids to eat spicy, but very, very mild.

@Yummy Team - Wonderful to know you also love salmon :D
That’s chili pepper…it’s spicy. There are various types of red chilies, some are hotter than others. Usually I use the medium size ones but this all depends on the stock in the Chinese shops.

@theUngourmet - Thanks very much! My hubby doesn’t like to eat fish too often but he has no choice cos if he is too choosy, he has to go hungry or become a vegetarian…haha :D

@Kamalika - Thanks very much, Kamalika! :D

Cristina @ TeenieCakes  on April 30th, 2010

Hubby and I luv salmon. We try to have it for dinner at least once a week. This would be a great variation from how I usually serve it! =)

Love2cook  on April 30th, 2010

Wow, this is simply tempting ya! Wish to taste some…hehe!

Happy weekend! ;)

Carolyn Jung  on April 30th, 2010

Salmon is one of my fave fishes to enjoy, too. I can eat it any way, any time! ;)

Tangled Noodle  on April 30th, 2010

Salmon is our favorite fish! It’s so versatile - I use it in omelettes, soups, stir-fries, baked, grilled, etc. The list goes on! You know that a dish this colorful is going to be wonderfully healthy. 8-)

tasteofbeirut  on April 30th, 2010

What a lovely and tasty dish! I need to start cooking with Chinese spinach, it looks so good; like the coriander in that dish too!

Roti n Rice  on April 30th, 2010

We eat a lot of salmon too as it is the most easily available fish at the grocery stores. I normally just broil (grill) it and have it with soy sauce. Your salmon dish looks very tasty and appetizing. You will definitely have to cook more rice to go with it.

sweetlife  on April 30th, 2010

what a healthy plate, love salmon and lately I have been eating spinach for lunch every day..this would add the perfect protein to my lunch


Mary  on April 30th, 2010

@Cristina @ TeenieCakes - Thanks very much, Cristina! :D

@Love2cook - Thanks very much! Happy weekend, too! :D

@Carolyn Jung - Thanks very much, Carolyn! :D

@Tangled Noodle - Thanks very much! :D I haven’t tried it grilled yet. Would love to BBQ it this summer.

@tasteofbeirut - Thanks very much! :D

@Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! :D We are lucky to stay in places where salmon is easily available.

@sweetlife - Wow…spinach everyday! You must be a real spinach lover :D If I can get this type of spinach, I would eat it very frequently too. It’s really delicious.

Sook  on May 1st, 2010

Mary, you’re so creative with your salmon dishes! Love the topping.

Trissa  on May 1st, 2010

Spicy salmon and spinach sounds like a great combination. Healthy and delicious!

Tuty @Scentofspice  on May 1st, 2010

I am going to pass this recipe to my aunty who eats salmon almost everyday but she doesn’t have a variety of recipes :)
Thank you for sharing, Mary

Faith  on May 1st, 2010

Salmon and spinach are favorites of mine, and they make a lovely pairing! What a beautiful meal!

pierre  on May 1st, 2010

hi Mary i love spinch and with salmon this is perfect match !! bravo Pierre de Paris

noobcook  on May 1st, 2010

salmon + spinach = double delicious and healthy! Such a nice wholesome dish.

Little Inbox  on May 1st, 2010

Would like to have it as my complete meal. No rice, hehe…

Pam  on May 1st, 2010

I love salmon and this sounds delicious! Bet your cats loved that meal!

Christine @ Fresh Local and Best  on May 1st, 2010

My favorite salmon is wild Alazkan as well. I think this is a good reminder for everyone to eat fish more often.

Mary  on May 1st, 2010

@Sook - Thanks very much, Sook! I’m still learning :D

@Trissa - Thanks very much, Trissa! :D

@Tuty @Scentofspice - Wow….she must be a great salmon lover! Hope she likes my salmon recipes :D

@Faith - Yeah, we have 2 similar favourites! :D

@pierre - Thanks very much, Pierre! :D

@noobcook - What a beautiful Math equation! :D

@Little Inbox - Now I’m inspired by you :D But I’ll get hungry very quickly without rice!

@Pam - Thanks very much, Pam! My cats always meowed each time my mom cooked fish :D

@Christine @ Fresh Local and Best -
Yes, wild Alaskan salmon is still the best….my favourite too :D I hope more people eat fish.

lisa  on May 1st, 2010

I love spinach and I love salmon. This is a wonderful healthy dish! What a lovely blog you have!

Chef Dennis  on May 1st, 2010

great presentation of a beautifully prepared dish…the salmon looks incredible

Reeni  on May 1st, 2010

This is nice and spicy and very delicious! The cat story reminded me of my Great Grandma’s cat. She never bought cat food - it was an Italian cat who ate what she did - spaghetti and lots of anchovies!

Mary  on May 2nd, 2010

@lisa - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment Lisa! :D Lovely to know you like spinach and salmon, too.

@Chef Dennis - Thanks for visiting and lovely comment, Dennis! :D

@Reeni - So…your grandma has an Italian cat! :D It must be so healthy eating all the spaghetti and anchovies. I guess it eats cheese too. Thanks very much for sharing, Reeni! :D

Margaret  on May 2nd, 2010

Such a beautiful and colourful way to serve salmon. I feel healthy just looking at it.

my little expat kitchen  on May 2nd, 2010

Hello Mary! I absolutely love love love salmon. It’s my favorite fish and is indeed really healthy. The way you prepared yours looks fantastic.
Thanks for dropping by my blog!

pigpigscorner  on May 2nd, 2010

Such lovely sauce! Salmon is the only fish I eat a lot here.

shaz  on May 2nd, 2010

Mmm..I love salmon too. Great way to cook this fish, tasty yet healthy!

somewhere in singapore  on May 2nd, 2010

Salmon my favourite fish, keke…

claudia lamascolo  on May 2nd, 2010

Tried this last night Mary awesome recipe totally delicious, thanks we all enjoyed the salmon :) left out the shallot oil and used olive oil …thanks again :)

Cathy at Wives with Knives  on May 2nd, 2010

Salmon and fresh spinach are a wonderful combinations. And so very healthy too. We have wonderful salmon here in the Pacific Northwest.

Mary  on May 2nd, 2010

@Margaret - Thank you very much, Margaret! Hope it has inspired you to eat more salmon :D

@my little expat kitchen - Wow…you must be a great salmon lover! Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Magda! :D

@pigpigscorner - Thanks very much! I have never really eaten salmon until I came here. It’s the only fish that I eat a lot here, too :D

@shaz - Thanks very much, Shaz! :D

@somewhere in singapore - We are sharing the same favourite! :D

@claudia lamascolo - Wow…you did! So lovely to hear that all of you enjoyed it :D

@Cathy at Wives with Knives - Thanks very much, Cathy! It’s wonderful that you can get wonderful salmon there, too :D

Brandie  on May 2nd, 2010

I’ve never cooked salmon, but it’s definitely on my “to do” list. This looks fabulous.

fimère  on May 2nd, 2010

du saumon épicé sur un lit d’épinards, c’est très raffiné et très goûteux aussi, j’adore
bonne soirée

Zibi  on May 2nd, 2010

Your salmon and spinach dish looks very delicious Mary.

You’re right it’s very healthy too. Most people don’t seem to get enough omega-3s without eating fish. To get more omega-3s into my diet I’ve been cooking with coconut oil and adding small fatty fish (like herring) to salads for lunch.

I’ve been meaning to award these to you since last week, sorry for the delay. http://freshslowcooking.com/48/spreading_the_love

Erica  on May 2nd, 2010

Love, love salmon!!! What a delicious and healthy recipe! Looks fantastic!

gaga  on May 2nd, 2010

What a lovely way to prepare salmon. I love how fresh and delicious it is!

Stella  on May 2nd, 2010

Hey Mary, I love salmon steaks. I really should buy them more often. This looks wonderful-makes me want to go buy some salmon steaks in the morning-hmm?

Katherine  on May 2nd, 2010

Mary your quick meals are my favourite post. This is a perfect meal for busy people. Keep up the great work. :)

shahana  on May 2nd, 2010

Loved your healthy salmon dish.thanks for sharing this!

lululu  on May 2nd, 2010

A very delicious and spicy way to cook salmon! Just the way I like it.

penny aka jeroxie  on May 3rd, 2010

The spicer the better!

Belinda @zomppa  on May 3rd, 2010

Two ingredients I love! I love how you fry the spinach. You’re so right about sea salt rather than table salt. =)

Tasty Trix  on May 3rd, 2010

So nice and healthy, and I really love that the salmon is spicy!!

Mary  on May 3rd, 2010

@Brandie - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Brandie! :D Have fun cooking!

@fimère - Thanks very much, Fimère! :D

@Zibi - Thanks very much for sharing and thanks very much for your award, Zibi! That’s so sweet of you. Really appreciate very much :D

@Erica - Thanks very much, Erica! Lovely to know that you love salmon very much, to :D

@gaga - Thanks very much, Gaga! :D

@Stella - Thanks very much, Stella! Have fun cooking more salmon :D

@Katherine - Thanks very much, Katherine. Hope you are not too busy to cook. Have fun cooking :D

@shahana - Thanks very much, Shahana! :D

@lululu - Thanks very much, Lululu! :D

@penny aka jeroxie - You have hot taste buds, Penny! :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! :D

@Tasty Trix - Thanks very much! :D Lovely to know that you love spicy food, too.

Michelle  on May 3rd, 2010

OH MY GOODNESS! This just looks so darn good right now. All your photos are just so colorful!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on May 5th, 2010

The colours make this dish so attractive to the eye and in turn, to the belly! Love salmon, and am glad that fish is so healthy given that I can’t get enough of it :)

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