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Braised Salmon {Quick Delicious Asian Fusion}

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Braised Salmon {Quick Easy Delicious Asian Fusion}

Braised salmon using soy sauce, black pepper, and a pinch of sugar is naturally delicious. Ready in 12 minutes and perfect for rice, pasta, or salad.

This has been my family’s quick go-to meal for some time. It is simple, delicious, and error-proof. You just can’t go wrong with it. This, coupled with freshly made rice and a quick blanched green leafy vegetable, makes a healthy, tasty meal, all within 15 minutes.

What do you need to make a delicious braised salmon?

Braised Salmon Simple Ingredients Required:

braised salmon key ingredients

Salmon – Either or salmon steak will work for this recipe.

Cooking Oil Using Homemade Oil Spryer Canola oil and avocado oil are my two primary go-to oils. I also frequently use coconut oil and olive oil for different cooking needs.

I started using this sprayer bottle as a homemade oil sprayer since I jump-started a healthier lifestyle journey in 2015.

Salt Himalayan pink salt is my go-to salt other than sea salt.

Black Pepper and White PepperBlack pepper and white pepper are simple condiments but truly work magic on fish.

Light Soy SauceSoy Sauce helps flavor the salmon nicely. It also gives the salmon an enticing dark color hue.

Green Onions and Ginger – Both green onions and ginger are cornerstone fresh herbs per Chinese cooking.

Sugar – A pinch of sugar is to complement soy sauce and enhance the flavor. Sugar in the raw is my go-to sugar, besides organic cane sugar.

Braised Salmon {Quick Easy Delicious Asian Fusion}
Braised Salmon {Quick Easy Delicious Asian Fusion}

Useful Kitchen Utensils:

A Quality Non-Stick Fry-Pan – I have been using lots of non-stick fry-pan and finally found these hard-anodized non-stick fry-pans, and then I do not have to look further. Great non-stick performance, durable, and made of healthy materials. a 12-inch one is perfect for family cooking.

A Slotted Turner – A firm while flexible slotted turner makes it easier to flip and turn the fish during the braising.

Braised Salmon Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to wash salmon before cooking?

YES. Rinse salmon under running tap water, make sure it doesn’t splash from the sink. This rinse will get rid of the slimy layer of stuff potentially developed and give fish a better refreshing taste.

How long do I cook the salmon using the braising method?

10 minutes braising with lid covered on medium high heat.

How to enhance the braised salmon taste?

Sear the salmon before braising along ginger slices helps make a tender and tasty braised salmon.

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Braised Salmon {Quick Easy Delicious Asian Fusion}

Braised Salmon Recipe {Quick Easy Delicious Asian Fusion}

Yield: 2 servings
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Braised salmon using soy sauce, black pepper, and a pinch of sugar is naturally delicious. Ready in 12 minutes and perfect for rice, pasta, or salad.


  • 1 lb salmon fillet
  • 1/4 tsp cooking oil, such as avocado oil
  • 4 thin slices of ginger
  • 1 stalk of green onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar, cane sugar, sugar in the raw or brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt, Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. Wash & rinse the salmon fillet. Pat dry with a paper towel and then cut into serving-size pieces
  2. Cut ginger and green onions, set aside
  3. Turn the heat on medium-high, and heat a 12" hard-anodized frying pan for 2 minutes
  4. Add avocado oil to the frying pan, using a silicon spatula to spread across the base evenly, and then ginger slices and half of the chopped green onion.
  5. Use a spatula to drag the ginger and green onions across the bottom of the pan to condition the pan and flavor the oil
  6. Sear the salmon - Add salmon fillet into the pan, the meat part facing down, one piece at a time, press down for 10 seconds, and then flip and let the meat part face up.
  7. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, soy sauce, and sugar on top of the salmon meat part evenly, and then add the water to the surrounding area of salmon in the pan. The water should barely cover the salmon, including the thickest part. The thickest part of the salmon takes longer to cook. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Uncover the lid, scoop out the liquid, and drizzle over the salmon to make sure all pieces are properly braised. Cover the lid and cook for another 5 minutes
  9. Toward the end of 5 minutes, the liquid in the pan shall be disappearing. Turn off the heat, and garnish the salmon with the remaining green onions.
  10. All done, enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 647Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 143mgSodium 1294mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 9gProtein 53g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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