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Easy Salmon Stir Fry

28 October 2023

I love me a stir fry! A great way to use up left over veggies, and I’m just in love with all Asian sauces. So Umami! You just need a few staple ingredients which you only need to buy once in a while and you can make a stir fry sauce better than any takeaway!

Serve with brown or white rice and a drizzle of crispy chili oil, store bought or homemade

Easy Salmon Stir Fry

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Dinner Asian, Chinese
By Saffron Serves: 2
Prep Time: 5 min Cooking Time: 15 min Total Time: 20 min


  • Main ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 200 g salmon, ±3 cm cubes (I like to keep the skin on)
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 3 cm piece ginger, grated
  • 400 - 500 g Combo of veggies of choice (e.g mushrooms, peppers, courgette, sugar snaps), chopped into bitesize pieced
  • 1 cup brown or regular rice
  • Sauce
  • 1 tsp Szechuan peppers (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or sherry
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar or honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Pinch white pepper
  • ¼ chicken stock cube
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 60ml / ¼ cup cold water



Cook the rice according to the packaging (I boil for 8 minutes, drain out the water and let steam with lid on for 8-10 minutes while preparing the rest of the dish).


Mix all the sauce ingredients and set aside.


If using Szechuan peppers quickly toast them in a dry wok or frying pan until just starting to smoke and crush them in a mortar and pestle. Add them to the sauce mix.


Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat and swirl the pan so the oil spreads out to the sides.


Add the salmon pieces, skin side down and fry until the skin has crisped up. Then sear the other sides until just starting to brown. ± 3-4 minutes in total.


Remove the salmon from the pan and set aside.


Turn the heat up high and add some extra oil if needed. Add the onions and let char slightly on all sides, ± 2 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and stir fry for another 30 seconds.


Add the rest of the vegetables and keep stir frying on high heat until starting to char, ± 3 minutes.


Quickly whisk the sauce and add it to the pan. Stir quickly as the sauce will thicken fast.


Make sure the sauce coats all the ingredients.


Add the salmon back to the pan and gently toss so all the pieces are coated with the sauce but the pieces don’t break.


Serve immediately with the rice and a drizzle of crispy chili oil, store bought or homemade.

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