Quick and Easy Chinese Pan-Fried Salmon | allthatsjas.com

Quick and Easy Chinese Pan-Fried Salmon

10 minutes is all you need to get this amazing Chinese salmon dinner on the table!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Jas


  • 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


  • Rinse and pat dry salmon filets.
  • 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.
  • 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.


~ 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.