Filed Under: Fish, main-dish, steam, thai, Under 20 Mins

Steamed Maple Syrup and Soya Sauce Salmon

This Thai-style dish steams the salmon, cooking it quickly and keeping it moist

April 8th, 2012

Recipe submitted by Irene Leung, Milverton, Ont.
Recipe tested by Laurie Mitchell

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
  • 2 individual portions of boneless and skinless salmon fillet
  • ½ cup of maple syrup
  • ¼ cup of soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice (or 2 kaffir lime leaves whole)
  • 1 tablespoon of Thai fish sauce
  1. To make the marinade, mix the maple syrup, soya sauce, ginger, garlic, pepper, limes and Thai fish sauce together in a glass dish.

  2. Place the salmon fillets in the marinade and coat both sides of the fillet.

  3. Steam on high in a wok or steamer for about 5 - 10 minutes (or until desired doneness).

  4. Do not discard the marinade. While the fish is steaming, pour the marinade into a saucepan and on medium high heat, reduce the marinade into a medium sauce for sauce on top of the salmon. Be careful to watch that the marinade does not get scorched. Cool and spoon on top of the salmon. Serve with steamed vegetables.

Steamed Maple Syrup and Soya Sauce Salmon
Photography by Laurie Mitchell

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