Asian-style Steamed Salmon
Weight-Loss Recipe with Seafood

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  • 25 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • 145 °F
Asian-style Steamed Salmon

Recipe's Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 cup Chicken Broth low-sodium
1/2 cup fresh Shiitake Mushrooms rinsed and sliced (or substitute dried shiitake mushrooms)
1 Tablespoon fresh Ginger minced (or 2 tsp ground)
1/4 cup Scallions green onions, rinsed and chopped
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce lite soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil optional
12 oz Salmon Fillet salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions (3 oz each)
to taste Sea Salt
1 medium Lemon Juiced

Nutritional information for Asian-style Steamed Salmon

Saturated Fat

Asian-style Steamed Salmon is a healthy recipe, adopted by Vegetarians or persons who follow a weight-loss diet. Moreover, the Asian-style Steamed Salmon is very tasty, with lots of health benefits.

Did you Know?

The orange color of salmon is due to the fact that it eats krill while in wild, but the farmed salmon is given a pigment in food which gives it an orange color.

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Steps for Asian-style Steamed Salmon

8 minutes


Rinse all the ingredients and then slice shiitake mushrooms and the fresh ginger, chop the scallions (green onions), and finally cut salmon fillet into 4 portions - 3 oz each

7 minutes


Combine chicken broth, mushroom caps, ginger, scallions, soy sauce, and sesame oil (optional - but will add more flavor) in a large, shallow sauté pan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower heat and simmer for 2–3 minutes

6 minutes


Add salmon fillets, and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Cook gently over low heat for 4–5 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork in the thickest part (to a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F).

1 minute


Serve one piece of salmon with ¼ cup of broth. Add sea salt to taste. Add lemon juice to taste

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Asian-style Steamed Salmon is one of the healthiest recipes I have on this site, and it is also one of the tastiest, in my opinion as well. Apart from low-calorie intake, it is perfect for those wanting to cut back fat, add healthier food choices, or who are maintaining a selected-vegetarian lifestyle.

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About Asian-style Steamed Salmon

This Cantonese classic will impress you. Salmon fillets are perfect for this recipe as they provide the moisture and tenderness of the freshest salmon. There is so much flavor to enjoy in every mouthful because of the mixture of ginger, soy, and green onions. Trust me, Asian-style steamed salmon is the perfect recipe for a low-calorie meal, or if you are on a weight-loss diet. Follow the straightforward steps from the recipe, and you’ll soon be dining like a king with this irresistible steamed salmon recipe.



Health Benefits

I can’t say enough goodies about salmon. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids along with B vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants. Because studies have shown that it reduces the danger of heart conditions, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish like salmon twice every week. Not only that, but it’s also a great source of lean protein, packing in 22- to 25-grams of protein per 3.5-ounce serving. It’s not all about nutrition, either. Salmon features a mild flavor and flaky texture that creates it tastes good with almost anything. You’ll encrust it in pistachios, cook it with wine and garlic, or turn it into this recipe for Steamed Salmon with Sweet Ginger Soy Glaze. It works as well with Asian-inspired flavors!



Frequent salmon consumption may help reduce symptoms of hysteria and depression, protect fetal brain health in pregnancy, and reduce the danger of age-related memory problems. It is also packed with healthy fats and oils that can improve many bodily functions and aid in critical system from the stomach to the brain.



Steamed Salmon is Great for Weight-Loss Diets

Consuming salmon may assist you in controlling your weight by reducing appetite, boosting your metabolism rate, increasing insulin sensitivity, and burning belly fat.

Salmon may be a nutritional powerhouse that gives several impressive health benefits.

Consuming a minimum of two servings per week can assist you in meeting your nutrient needs and reduce the danger of several diseases.

Also, salmon is tasty, satisfying, and versatile. Including this fatty fish as a daily part of your diet may improve your quality of life. The recipe for Asian-style steamed salmon is used quite a lot for slimming programs.



Can I freeze or refrigerate Steamed Salmon?

Salmon recipes often require generous portions of salmon chunks or slices. It’s sometimes inevitable to possess leftovers. Due to the nutritional value of salmon, discarding leftovers isn’t a practical solution. It is best to keep it for future consumption and preserve its carboxylic acid omega-3 content.

Cooked salmon is often frozen, but it depends on how it has been cooked. It’s best to freeze salmon that was cooked with the smallest amount of additional ingredients in it, like sauces and condiments. For best results, cooked salmon must be placed on the edges or bottom part of the freezer for immediate freezing. This is often to stop the water content of the fish from exuding and crystalize during freezing.

What’s good with freezing cooked salmon is you get obviate the stink compared to frozen raw salmon. Frozen-cooked salmon can last 6-9 months in the freezer. If you want just to refrigerate steamed Salmon, you can do it for up to 5-6 days.



Notes and Tips

  1. Fresh, wild salmon may be a seasonal catch, meaning, buying it at the height of its season ensures the freshest fish and, therefore the widest variety.
  2. When you’re picking out your salmon, search for a fillet that’s moist and glistening. The flesh should be slightly resilient and firm when lightly pressed. Like most fish, it’s best to cook it on an equivalent day it had been purchased. If you are making a purchase ahead, keep it in the refrigerator or cooler with ice.
  3. Texture, firmness, and oil content vary, counting on the species of salmon. Generally, the upper the oil content, the stronger, and more richly flavored the salmon will be.
  4. To select the simplest salmon, consider your required flavor preference and preferred cooking method.


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