Easy & Healthy Steamed Salmon Recipe with Garlic and Ginger – Perfect for Dinner Tonight

Easy & Healthy Steamed Salmon Recipe with Garlic and Ginger - Perfect for Dinner Tonight

Discover a mouthwatering steamed salmon dish that’s bursting with flavor and incredibly easy to prepare!

Forget bland and boring – this steamed salmon recipe will revolutionize your perception of steamed dishes. Inspired by Vietnamese cuisine, this method yields succulent salmon fillets enveloped in a savory, aromatic sauce that will tantalize your taste buds.

The secret lies in the unique steaming technique. By placing the salmon on a plate within the steamer basket, we create a flavorful bath that infuses the fish with an irresistible blend of garlic, ginger, and umami-rich sauces. The result? A restaurant-quality meal that’s surprisingly simple to achieve at home.

Irresistible Steamed Salmon with Zesty Garlic and Ginger


For the sauce:

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely shredded
  • 3 scallions, green part only, chopped

For the steamed salmon

  • 1 scallion, white part only, cut lengthwise into strips
  • 1 1/4 pounds salmon fillet, cut crosswise into 2 pieces
  • 4 sprigs cilantro


  1. Create the flavorful sauce: In a small bowl, mix sugar, pepper, oyster sauce, and soy sauce until the sugar dissolves. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 15 seconds until fragrant. Introduce ginger and cook for another minute. Pour in the sauce mixture, bring to a boil, then add scallions. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Prepare for steaming: Fill a large pot with a steamer tray halfway with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Assemble the dish: Find a heatproof plate or nonreactive pan that fits inside your steamer with about 1 inch of space around the edges. Scatter half the white scallion strips on the plate, then place the salmon fillets on top. Pour the prepared sauce over the salmon.
  4. Steam to perfection: Place the plate in the steamer tray. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through. You should be able to easily insert a knife into the thickest part of the fish.
  5. Serve and garnish: Carefully transfer the salmon to a serving platter. Pour the sauce and cooking juices over the fish. Garnish with remaining scallion strips and cilantro sprigs.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
395 Calories
26g Fat
6g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 395
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 881mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 666mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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