Asian Sticky Salmon with Tenderstem® Two Ways

Asian Sticky Salmon with Tenderstem® Two Ways

  • 15 minutes preparation

  • 20 minutes cooking

  • Serves 4

A lovely and thoroughly inventive recipe that impresses and delights.


The gentle Asian flavours in this dish that can be adapted for spice lovers and those who prefer their Tenderstem® with less kick.


  • 4tbsp light soy sauce
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 4tbsp mirin (optional but nice)
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, de seeded and sliced into rings
  • A handful of Fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • A pack of Tenderstem® plus a handful of each of your choice of other steamable vegetables depending on what your family likes e.g. baton carrots, baby corn, fine green beans, pak choi
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Juice of a lime
  • Brown rice or noodles to serve
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  1. Mix the soy, sugar and mirin in a shallow dish. Add the salmon and marinade for 10 minutes to an hour. You can prep everything else while this is happening.
  2. Now you're going to do three things at once, but it's not that hard really.
  3. Put a steamer over a pan of simmering water and heat a frying pan and a wok on a medium heat. Put the Tenderstem® and vegetables in the steamer and at the same time gently cook the ginger, garlic and half the chilli in a little oil in the wok and put the salmon, skin side up in the other pan. Don't throw the marinade away.
  4. After two minutes, turn the salmon over and take as many of the vegetables out of the steamer as you need to feed grown ups and more adventurous eaters and add them to the pan with the garlic, ginger and chilli. Give it a good stir, season to your taste, put a lid on and leave on a low heat for another two minutes after which the salmon will be ready and the plain vegetables cooked. Put the salmon onto warm plates and pour the marinade into the pan to heat through while you are dividing out the spicy, seasoned vegetables and the plain steamed ones.
  5. Add the lime juice to the sauce, stir and pour over the salmon.
  6. Serve this with plain, brown rice or noodles. Put the chopped coriander and a little dish of chopped chilli on the table to add as you wish.

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