A Salmon Fix


We don’t eat salmon as often here as we used to in Sens, nor surprisingly, as much as we did in Senegal.  I don’t get over to Fresh Paradise, my go to store in Stuttgart with the great fishmonger, as much as I would like.  What a pleasant surprise as I was pawing through the freezer fish drawer to find a nice piece of salmon from Fresh Paradise!   Salmon fix!


I would have been happy to just add salt and pepper and eat this salmon “au naturel”, but as I was fetching a lemon from the refrigerator, the snow peas and bean sprouts said, “Watashi-tachi o toru!”   Look it up, I did 🙂  So I made a quick stir fry with the bean sprouts and snow peas.

Snow Pea and Bean Sprout Stir Fry

1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil

1 scallion, sliced thin

1/2 – 3/4 lb snow peas

1/2 lb bean sprouts

1 -2 tbsp soy Sauce


Black sesame seeds

Heat the sesame oil and briefly soften the scallion.  Add the snow peas and saute until crisp tender.  Add the bean sprouts and continue to saute for 1 or 2 minutes.  Add soy sauce and a little water, then cover and steam for 2-3 minutes.  Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

Lemon Salmon with Sake

4 salmon fillets

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 tbsp sake

3 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp melted butter

Mix the lemon juice, sake, soy sauce and butter together, place the fillets in a zip lock bag, pour the marinade inside, squish around and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.

Sear the salmon in a dry skillet, turning every 2 minutes until cooked, about 6-8 minutes


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27 Responses to A Salmon Fix

  1. Mad Dog says:

    You’ve done that salmon justice – it looks delicious 😉

  2. Wanderland says:

    Sounds & looks extremely delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Wanderland says:

    Reblogged this on A Land To Wander and commented:
    A delicious salmon recipe I can’t wait to try!

  4. Conor Bofin says:

    Lovely Rosemary. I looked it up and could not find it!

  5. Looks absolutely delicious. I love that it’s still an ideal, simple weeknight meal, even in its dressed-up state.

  6. I love salmon. This recipe looks yummy!

  7. Tessa says:

    What a wonderfully quick dinner! Salmon is my go to fish for busy weeknights. Love it!

  8. Love salmon! This looks delish Rosemary.

  9. Tess says:

    If you ever find soy bean sprouts, instead of the small mung bean sprouts, grab them in a heartbeat. I find then in Asian groceries sometimes and they are amazing. Trim the brown ends off (unless you grow them yourself they will have brown ends), quick blanch and chill in cold water, and add to stir fry at the finish. TD4

  10. Healthy and fresh dinner!

  11. Bassa's Blog says:

    Mouth watering! I really enjoy fish. My local market has the freshest carp and catfish – alive in large glass tanks.

  12. Janet Rörschåch says:

    A great, light recipe that looks easy enough to throw together in under 30 minutes. Those are always useful.

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