Quick and Easy Chinese Pan-Fried Salmon

Quick and Easy Chinese Pan-Fried Salmon | All that's Jas

Need a quick weeknight dinner? You will love this Chinese pan-fried salmon because it’s quick, easy, and delicious. It only takes 10 minutes to make, so you can spend more time with your family and less in your kitchen.

 

Need a quick weeknight dinner? You will love this Chinese pan-fried salmon because it's quick, easy, and delicious. It only takes 10 minutes to make, so you can spend more time with your family and less in your kitchen. | allthatsjas.com | #salmon #fish #dinner #recipes #panfried #quick #easy #chinese #keto #paleo #glutenfree #allthatsjas

 

“I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.”

 

That’s a whole lot of love if you ask me! When my daughter was little she told me she loved me from the bottom of a volcano to the moon and back. That’s deep too. Or is it high? Maybe it’s far.
Mother’s love, however, is immeasurable. ❤ I digress. Back to salmon.

 

I love all foods. Really. I am a huge fan of anything that makes my belly happy and my heart sing. But, I really love salmon. I have several salmon recipes on my blog because there’s just so much you can do with it!

 

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For example this easy, quick, and amazing weeknight dinner recipe, that didn’t sacrifice quality or taste. It was so good, my husband said, “You should serve this at a restaurant!” Aw thanks hun, but there’s just one problem: I need a restaurant. 😉

 

Weeknight dinners that are fast and easy to prepare, and don’t involve hitting the drive-thru or ordering takeout, are my kind of dinners. I love to cook fancy dinners, but without the time involved. You’ll see that trend a lot on my blog.

 

This type of cooking is one of the first that they teach you in high school culinary classes. It teaches you mise-en-place, keeps you on your toes, and adds a fast, easy dinner to your beginning menu.

 

Plus, the combination of ginger and garlic is standard in most stir-fry recipes, and, wow, it is delicious. I never get bored of stir-fries, because while the formula for them is pretty standard, you can switch out your spices, your protein, and your vegetables.

 

Different cuts of salmon

 

  • FILET – A filet, sometimes also called a supreme, is a slice of fish cut from a side. It’s the most commonly used cut of the fish.
  • STEAK – A steak or “darne” is a thick, cross-section cut around the fish, perpendicular to the spine. Steaks often retain part of the backbone.
  • SIDE – A side of salmon, is a cut that removes the skin and bones and is sliced parallel to the spine.

 

Delicious recipe for Chinese pan-fried salmon filets that are super quick and easy to make.

 

Because salmon is a sturdy fish, you can use a variety of cooking methods that it will hold its integrity too, and there’s a wide range of seasoning blends, glazes or marinades that all marry perfectly with it. For this recipe, there’s no marinating time needed, but you will still be amazed by how well the flavors fused into the fish.

 

Although salmon is sturdy, you will need to pay some extra attention to it. You wouldn’t want to spoil this amazing salmon by letting it overcook and dry out, so make sure that you keep your eye on it and give it the TLC it deserves.

 

If you’re wondering why your salmon deserves that TLC, aside from being delicious, salmon is very beneficial to add to your diet. A 4-ounce serving of salmon gives you over 30 grams of protein, and your full daily value of vitamin D.

 

On top of this, salmon is an excellent source of Vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, and magnesium, and is very high in omega 3-fatty acids. Because of these fatty acids, the American Heart Association recommends that an individual eat two servings of fish per week, as doing so may reduce the risk of blood clots, heart disease, and stroke.

 

I love to serve this dish with rice, and you can take your choice of white, brown – whatever your preference is. If you prefer low-carb, then feel free to leave it out. This pan-fried salmon is a quick, healthy, and delicious dinner option for any night of the week. Trust me, you will never get bored of it!

 

Quick and Easy Chinese Pan-Fried Salmon

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Super simple and quick to make, these Chinese-style salmon filets are incredibly delicious.

 

INGREDIENTS:
Serves 4

 

  • 4 small salmon filets (best from wild-caught salmon)
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

 

~ Free Tip ~
  • Replace sesame seed oil and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil with 2 tablespoons wok oil.
  • This salmon is great over salad greens dressed with leftover marinade. 

 

DIRECTIONS

 

  1. Rinse and pat dry salmon filets.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Salmon is done when it easily flakes with a fork. Remove salmon from the pan.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the rice vinegar, sugar, salt, sesame seed oil, and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or wok oil) together. Drizzle salmon filets with the marinade. Serve immediately.

 

Salmon fillets are pan-fried and drizzled with Chinese-style dressing.

Dinner done in 10 minutes with this pan-fried salmon recipe.

Super simple, this delicious and flaky Chinese pan-fried salmon. is quick and easy to make.

Quick and Easy Chinese Pan-Fried Salmon
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
10 minutes is all you need to get this amazing Chinese salmon dinner on the table!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: salmon
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 4 small salmon filets or one side, cut into 4 filets
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil divided
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Rinse and pat dry salmon filets.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and fry for about 3 minutes on each side. Salmon is done when it easily flakes with a fork. Remove salmon from the pan.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk the rice vinegar, sugar, salt, sesame seed oil, and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or wok oil) together. Drizzle salmon filets with the marinade. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • Replace sesame seed oil and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil with 2 tablespoons wok oil.
  • This salmon is great over salad greens dressed with leftover marinade.

 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2012 and has been completely revamped and updated.

 

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  1. […] can have daily. I have no preference how it’s prepared. That is until now. Husband thought my silent salmon was restaurant worthy and I love me smoked salmon in vodka sauce (vodka, hello!), but this […]

  2. Reply
    cookingwithauntjuju.com
    November 2, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I’m with you Jas when it comes to salmon – just love it. You’re right it adapts easily to so many flavors and Chinese is certainly a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing one of my favorite seafoods (next to shrimp) with Fiesta Friday.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 3, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      You know it! 😀 Thanks for stopping in! x

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    Leslie
    November 3, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I love your Asian twist on this easy skillet dinner, perfect for after work!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 3, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you, Leslie! Simple and delicious dinner is always my goal 🙂

  4. Reply
    Corina Blum
    November 6, 2018 at 5:02 am

    I am a huge fan of salmon too and these flavours go so well with it! It looks really tasty and healthy.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 6, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      You just can’t go wrong with salmon. 🙂 Thanks, Corina!

  5. Reply
    Basement Bakehouse
    November 6, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    This is right up my street! Also, I can never get my rice to look like that so I’m super envious!

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      Jas
      November 6, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      Awe, thank you! As far as rice goes, it’s easy: heat a tablespoon of butter or oil in a saucepan. Add Jasmine or Basmati rice and heat through until fragrant (don’t burn it). Add water or broth and cook covered, without stirring, on lowest heat setting until all liquid is absorbed (1:2 rice to liquid ratio). Then lightly grease a small bowl, pack it with rice and turn it over onto a plate. Enjoy! 🙂

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    Recipes Made Easy
    November 7, 2018 at 6:24 am

    This dish is right up my street easy to make fab flavours and looks delicious. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

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      Jas
      November 9, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Glad you like it. Many thanks!

  7. Reply
    Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
    November 8, 2018 at 10:27 am

    I am trying to incorporate more seafood into our diet because it’s so heart-healthy. One struggle I continue to have, though, is that the hubster absolutely detests strong-tasting fish (including salmon, which I adore—whaaaa!). I’ve lately taken to buying a salmon filet for myself and making it for dinner, while he eats something else. Then I’ll give him a bite to see if it’s a possibility for a future supper. “Hmmm, not bad” is about the best comment I’ve had so far. This sounds like a great recipe for toning down the strong taste of the salmon, so I’ll be giving this a go very soon! Thanks for the inspo. 🙂 #cookblogshare

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      Jas
      November 9, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      I hope he likes it. I also dislike too fishy of a fish but salmon doesn’t bother me. My favorite is just lemon juice and garlic pieces tucked in all over, then roasted or grilled. Mmmm. Thanks for stopping in, Michelle! Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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