China Moon Salmon Recipe -
China Moon Salmon Recipe
  • READY IN 27 mins

China Moon Salmon

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"You'll love the intense flavor of Asian ingredients that infuses this oh-so-easy salmon dish. And, the salmon is prepared in a steamer so it's healthy too! Serve with steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    27 mins


  1. Begin heating water in the bottom of steamer pot.
  2. Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute garlic and ginger for 1 minute. Stir in black bean sauce and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in chicken broth; set aside.
  3. Rinse salmon, and pat dry. Season each side lightly with salt and pepper. Place in a small shallow pan. Spoon black bean mixture over salmon. Place in steamer pot over boiling water.
  4. Steam for 10 to 12 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 14, 2003

I liked this recipe. Subtle flavors were interesting. However, I may poach the fish in a pan with the ingredients next time, rather than stea I think more of these unique flavors will be in each bite....

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2005

It was kind of bland, even with all the strong tasting ingredient, and it didn't taste particularly Chinese. I think the amount of chicken broth should be reduced. It dilutes the taste, plus you accumulate quite an amount of water when steaming already. Maybe I will give it a try another day, with a much concentrated sauce on top.


20 Ratings

Apr 30, 2003

My husband loved this recipe! He has never liked salmon until he tried this one. I did not steam the salmon, but baked it instead.

May 02, 2008

This recipe works best if it's put into pan without holes and allowed to poach in the juices. The fish absorbs all of the wonderful flavors and you can ladle the sauce over white rice. YUMMY!

Jun 23, 2003

This was great. My husband and I both thought it tasted really good, was very simple and fast to make. We don't have a steamer (well, we do but it's packed up right now) so we put the salmon in a glass pie plate and put that on top of an inverted stainless steel bowl in a large shallow stock pot. Worked great.

Sep 04, 2003

I used white salmon and tripled the amount of ginger. Turned out great. I would recommend Imagine Foods' Organic Free Range Chicken Broth for lots of flavor.

Aug 06, 2005

Great recipe. Tastes very similar to my boyfriend's mother's salmon recipe & it also has the same ingredients! The only thing I recommend is reducing the amount of chicken broth and adding a little more red pepper flakes, otherwise everything is yummy. Also, instead of steaming mine, I broiled it -- makes the flavors combine in the fish better.

Jun 07, 2005

So delicious I found myself snacking on it in the wee hours of the morning. Wonderful cold too! This is wonderful served with ramen or soba noodles also might be good with some other vegetables steamed along with salmon. MMMMMMM!


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  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 502 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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