Simple Time-Saving Salmon Sauté in a Light Sauce

Simple Time-Saving Salmon Sauté in a Light Sauce

A simple dish that brings out the flavor of salmon. The sauce has a spicy kick to it, so I recommend eating it with rice, or with alcohol. Make a lot and use the leftovers as a bento lunchbox item!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Salmon filets
470 g
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Plain flour
a small amount
Wakegi scallion (or Japanese leek)
4 (or 1/4 Japanese leek)
☆Dashi stock
60 ml
☆Soy sauce
1.5 tablespoons
☆Lemon juice
1 tablespoon
a small amount
☆Chili pepper (shredded)
as desired


1. Combine the ☆ ingredients and the minced scallion (or Japanese leek) together to make the sauce. Omit the chili pepper when cooking for kids.
2. Flavor the salmon with salt and pepper, and cut into bite-sized cubes.
3. Dust the salmon with flour, and fry in a heated frying pan until surface crisps. Use a paper towel to wipe away any excess moisture while frying.
4. Transfer the fried salmon to a serving plate, top with the sauce from Step 1, and it's complete.

Story Behind this Recipe

As a student abroad in London, I found salmon was served in rich cream and butter flavors, which smothered the taste of the salmon. Using Scottish oily salmon I wanted to make something refreshing that goes well with alcohol. I got these ingredients from the local supermarket and came up with this recipe.