Steamed Asian Salmon
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Steamed Asian Salmon

The holidays are here and with them, rich foods and dinner parties become a part of our everyday life. In these festive times, we are dedicated to creating healthy yet delicious meals at home that balance everything out. One of the best ways to make healthy foods is by not frying, sautéing or cooking in fats – and instead by steaming. We're excited to share this incredibly flavorful steamed recipe with you!


Steaming is a delicate cooking method that uses hot steam to cook vegetables or proteins, like fish and seafood. In this case, an aromatic liquid of ginger and lime steams over salmon that has been marinated in more ginger, lemon, garlic, and hot peppers. 


We're totally smitten with the American Kitchen Stainless Steel Steamer Insert – it cooks fish beautifully and so quickly. It’s the perfect way to cook fish, keeping the food separate from the boiling water but still with direct contact with the steam. Another great feature of this insert is the satin finish, that allows the fish to be removed from the pan without sticking to it and makes cleanup a breeze. 


This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, only having to chop fresh seasonings for the fish. The steaming method is also very quick – the fish filets (depending on the size) will normally take less than 8 minutes to cook. In the insert, you can cook two portions at a time – and with this quick cooking method, it would take less than 30 minutes to cook delicate fish for a dinner party or night at home! 

Steamed Asian Salmon
Serves 2 

2  6-ounce fresh salmon filets
1 lime, sliced
1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
Hot peppers to taste, minced
1 garlic clove, minced


1. Simmer water in 2-quart Premium Stainless Steel Saucepan and add half the lime and a sprinkling of ginger.

2. Place steamer insert in pan. Mix the minced ginger, hot peppers, and garlic together with half juiced lime.

3. Press onto fish 
filets and carefully place in steamer.

4. Cover with tight fitting lid and cook for 5-8 minutes. Serve immediately.



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