Savor the rich flavors of Crispy Scallion Ginger Salmon. This recipe blends ginger, scallion, cilantro, and soy sauce to capture the traditional essence of steamed fish.

Crispy, Flavourful, and Delightful: Scallion Ginger Salmon

Recipe by Annie Tibber


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The crispy salmon adds a delightful twist, making it both easy to prepare and delicious.


  • 4 tablespoons of oil

  • 2 salmon fillets, each weighing eight ounces (450g in total), lightly and evenly salted

  • ½ cup of water

  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon of sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon of sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

  • 4 tablespoons of finely julienned ginger

  • 3 scallions, cut into very thin 2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup of chopped cilantro


  • Heat a frying pan (we used a cast-iron skillet) over medium-high heat. Evenly spread two tablespoons of oil in the pan. Put the salmon in the pan, ensuring the skin side is facing down. Cook the salmon for 4-7 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the fillet. Thicker fillets may take closer to 7 minutes on each side. Do not disturb the salmon while it’s cooking.
  • As a quick tip, check the side of your fillet for any signs of rawness in the center. You can gauge the salmon’s doneness as the cooked portions meet at the center of the cross-section of your fillet while searing each side.
  • While the salmon is cooking, mix water, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and salt in a small bowl. Set it aside.
  • Once the salmon is done, transfer the fillets to a plate. In the same pan where you seared the salmon, add 2 tablespoons of oil and lightly fry the ginger until it turns crisp. Add the scallions and cook until they wilt, then pour in the prepared soy sauce mixture. Bring the sauce to a boil and then switch off the heat.
  • To serve the salmon, place it on a bed of rice, evenly distribute the scallions and ginger over the salmon. Pour the sauce over the top and sprinkle with the chopped cilantro.

This Stir-Fried Salmon with Ginger and Crispy Scallions recipe captures the traditional flavors of steamed fish, thanks to a delightful combination of ginger, scallions, cilantro, and soy sauce. The dish is both easy to prepare and bursting with flavor, taking the classic recipe to new heights.

In our family, special occasions and grand gatherings have always featured whole steamed fish. Whether it’s New Year’s Eve, grandparents’ birthdays, or holiday feasts, a whole steamed fish with ginger, scallions, cilantro, and a simple, delicious soy sauce is a must.

While we have a classic Steamed Whole Fish recipe that has graced our family dinner tables for years, this Stir-Fried Salmon with Ginger and Crispy Scallions offers a more convenient alternative.

The delightful blend of ginger, scallions, cilantro, and soy sauce provides a taste of tradition, but this flavorful and easy-to-prepare salmon dish takes the traditional recipe to the next level.

Moreover, salmon has become a staple in mainstream cuisine, whether in delectable sushi or simply grilled fillets. We believe salmon deserves more, and this fresh favorite fish dish is a new addition that has quickly won our hearts.

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