Asian Salmon and Noodles

Mushy, fall-apart salmon with a soy sauce and brown sugar glaze, nestled on a mattress of Asian-style noodles.
It simply must be eaten for dinner, after which for lunch the subsequent day and for a little bit of Nigella-style fridge snacking in between. The noodles are candy, salty and just a bit spicy.  The right flavour mixture!

Overhead image of Asian salmon on a bed of noodles on a dark blue plate with lime wedge and chopsticks on the plate. The plate is on a dark background and there are bowls of garnishes around the central dish.

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Gotta love a fast and attractive salmon recipe.
I am ALWAYS looking out for brand new issues to do with Fish and Chicken. Each are typically fast and simple to prepare dinner with – my favorite sort of recipe 😁

That is truly a extremely outdated recipe on the weblog, however I’ve up to date it for 2021 with new photographs, video and some tweaks to the noodles to make them much more tasty.

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For the Salmon

Ingredient for Asian salmon on a wooden table

I like to make use of tail-end salmon items for this (reasonably than the common slender items) – because it offers you extra room to unfold the glaze on, and I feel it seems higher on a mattress of noodles.
You need to use common salmon fillets it you want, or you can even use a facet of salmon as a substitute, then prepare dinner it and slice it after cooking.

For the Chilli Lime Noodles

Ingredients for chilli lime noodles on a wooden table.

I am utilizing contemporary egg noodles on this recipe, however you need to use dried noodles. There’s some extra information within the recipe card on cooking the egg noodles and protecting them from sticking collectively.

🔪 How you can make this Asian Salmon Noodles recipe

**Full recipe with ingredient quantities and timings within the recipe card additional under.**

  • Begin by grilling (broiling) the salmon skin-side up for simply a few minutes. This simply cooks by that pores and skin (and can make it simpler to peel off if you wish to take away it.)
  • Combine up the glaze then flip the salmon over and unfold the glaze on prime.
  • Grill (broil) once more for 4-7 additional minutes, till just cooked by.
  • Take away from the grill and cowl with foil when you fry the noodles.
4 image collage showing how to make Asian salmon
  • For the noodles, we first fry the greens – thinly sliced onion, carrot and bell pepper in a bit sesame and sunflower oil.
  • Add in sliced cabbage, sliced chillies and garlic and fry for an additional couple of minutes, then add within the noodles and toss every thing collectively.
  • Now we add the additional flavour! In goes gentle and darkish soy sauce, chilli sauce, a bit ketchup, lime zest and juice, white pepper and some chopped spring onions (scallions).
  • Fry all of it up, shifting it in regards to the pan or wok frequently, till sizzling all through.
6 image collage showing how to make chilli lime noodles.

Then divide the noodles between 4 plates and prime every with a chunk of salmon.
I wish to garnish with black and white sesame seeds, just a few spring onions and a wedge of lime.

Asian salmon topped with spring onions on a bed of stir-fried noodles on a blue plate. Further plate with salmon and noodles in the background.

When you favor, you need to use a facet or half facet of salmon.  That approach you may glaze and prepare dinner the fish as one piece after which reduce it earlier than serving.

In any other case use salmon fillet items from the tail finish which might be wider and flatter, ideally with the pores and skin on.  The pores and skin helps to maintain the fish pretty and moist throughout cooking, and selecting a wider piece offers you extra room to unfold the glaze on than the narrower, chunky items you get nearer to the loin.

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Square image of Asian salmon on top of stir fried noodles on a dark blue plate. Further plate of salmon and noodles in the background along with little plates of garnishes.

Asian Salmon with Chilli Lime Noodles

Mushy, fall-apart salmon with a soy sauce and brown sugar glaze, nestled on a mattress of Asian-style candy and spicy noodles.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 15 minutes

Whole Time 25 minutes

Course Dinner

Delicacies Asian


For the Salmon

  • Preheat the grill (broiler) to excessive.

  • Place the salmon fillets, skin-side up on a grill tray lined with foil.

  • Place below the grill for two minutes.

  • In the meantime, in a small bowl, combine collectively the 1 tbsp olive oil, ¼ tsp garlic salt, 1 tbsp gentle soy sauce, 1 tbsp darkish soy sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, pinch of black pepper and three tbsp gentle brown sugar.

  • Flip the salmon over and drizzle the glaze over the salmon (don’t fear in regards to the sauce pooling on the tray).

  • Place below the grill (broiler) and prepare dinner for an additional 4-6 minutes, basting a couple of times till simply cooked.

  • Take away the tray from the grill and canopy with foil to relaxation when you make the noodles.

For the Noodles

  • Warmth the 1 tbsp sesame oil and 1 tbsp sunflower oil in a wok or giant frying pan over a excessive warmth.

  • Add the sliced onion, sliced bell pepper and sliced carrot and fry for two minutes, shifting every thing with spatula frequently.

  • Add the sliced cabbage, the 2 sliced chillies and three cloves of minced garlic. Stir fry for one minute.

  • Add the noodles and toss every thing collectively for two minutes. (I discover it is simpler to make use of a set of tongs for this).

  • Add the 1 tbsp gentle soy sauce,1 tbsp darkish soy sauce, 1 tbsp chilli sauce, 2 tbsp tomato ketchup, the zest and juice of half a lime, the ¼ tsp white pepper and the 4 chopped spring onions.

  • Toss collectively, heating for an additional 2-3 minutes till sizzling all through.

Serve it up:

  • Divide the noodles between 4 plates or bowls and prime every with a chunk of salmon. Drizzle over any remaining sauce from the salmon tray if there’s any left on there..

  • Serve topped with wedges of lime and a sprinkling of chopped spring onions and sesame seeds

✎ Notes

*TIP 1: Utilizing dried noodles as a substitute of contemporary
Prepare dinner the noodles as per the pack directions. As soon as they’re tender, drain the noodles and run them below chilly water till they’re fully cool. This stops the noodles sticking collectively while you are making ready the remainder of the meal. Depart the noodles within the strainer till you are prepared to make use of them.
Can I take advantage of a distinct fish?
Sure – trout works nice! You could possibly additionally do it with sea bass or white fish fillets resembling cod or pollack.
When you’re utilizing trout or sea bass fillets, prepare dinner for a minute or two much less, as they’re very skinny fillets, so will prepare dinner shortly.

Eat it chilly for lunch!
Though this recipe is for a serving sizzling, it additionally tastes nice chilly for lunch. 
Merely prepare dinner the salmon, then cool, cowl and refrigerate for as much as a day.

The noodles could be cooked, cooled, coated and refrigerated for a day too. 

Key phrases Any Time Of the 12 months, More healthy, lighter dinner

This recipe was first posted in September 2014. Up to date in January 2021 with new photographs, video, just a few tweaks to the recipe and a few common housekeeping.

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