Salmon Stir-fry

Stir-fried salmon and soy beans are something that I’ve had before. However, attempting to stir-fry salmon was one feat I didn’t conquer so well. The salmon pieces fell apart so quickly that it sort of made a mess of everything, but of course now I know to how to fix that. 

I marinated the salmon for about an hour in A LOT of soy sauce and some sugar. It’s important to add lots of soy sauce or salt in general because when you cook fish you want it a little bit saltier than have no flavor at all. Also, we are adding this with some flavor-sucking veggies so that extra flavor is going to help a lot to reduce a bland dish.

To keep you fish together there are two options that I recommend: either par-boil the salmon until just cooked or quickly stir-fry the salmon in batches. For both however, it is important to not fully cook or even over cook the salmon as this will make it fall apart. If stir frying, I suggested batches because if you over crowd the pan the juices will exude and make more soup than stir fry, that’s what I did when I actually cooked this dish and everything fell apart.

I cooked the salmon and veggies separate since they have very different cooking times. I like to use Mexican squash in these kinds of dishes because they tend to stay together and not get mushy unlike zucchini and other squashes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Salmon Stir-fry

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Salmon, cut into 1 inch pieces, marinate with 1/3 cup soysauce + 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 mexican squash diced
  • 1/2 large red onion diced
  • 5 shiitake mushrooms thinly sliced
  • olive oil

Directions

  1. either par-boil or quickly stir fry the salmon until barely cooked through.
  2. cook vegetables either in the same pan as the salmon or in a different vessel. Add olive oil, allow to heat up, then add in the onions cooking for about 2 minutes, then add in the squash and mushrooms adding a dash of salt or soy sauce, and cook 3-5 minutes until cooked thoroughly.
  3. Then add in the salmon along with any juices that collect and cook another 1-3  minutes or until salmon is fully cooked (not over cooked) gently stirring as to not cause any flaking.
  4. Season with more soy sauce if necessary then serve hot and enjoy!

 

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