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)
light soya sauce
fried shallot oil
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.
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.
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:
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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