Lunar New Year Cooking Chinese Salmon dish with Organic Ocean Seafood

I spent the past few days cooking a selection of fish dishes at home to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year. Locally based Organic Ocean Seafood now offers a Home Delivery service providing their restaurant quality bundles of nutritious sustainable seafood. This is a great idea for all home cooks especially now when many are homebound due to the covid19 pandemic.

This first cooking adventure featured a Chinese dish and here is the recipe.


This recipe uses a delicious combination of ginger, scallion, cilantro, and soy sauce that gives that traditional flavor of a steamed fish, but easy-to-prepare and rich, crispy salmon takes the traditional recipe to a new level.



▢4 tablespoons oil

▢2 six oz.salmon fillets

▢½ cup water

▢3 tablespoons soy sauce

▢1 teaspoon sugar

▢¼ teaspoon sesame oil

▢¼ teaspoon salt

▢4 tablespoons ginger (finely julienned)

▢3 scallions (very thinly julienned into 2-inch pieces) or green onions if you can’t find scallions

▢1/2 cup cilantro (chopped) (optional)


1) Place a frying pan (I used a cast-iron skillet), over medium-high heat. Spread two tablespoons of oil evenly in the pan. Place the salmon in the pan skin-side down. Cook the salmon on each side for 4-7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the piece. Don’t fuss with the salmon while it cooks.

* look at the side of your filet. There should be no appearance of rawness in the middle. As the cooked salmon converges in the center of the cross-section of your filet as you sear each side, you’ll be able to get a decent sense of when your salmon is cooked.

2) While the salmon is cooking, in a small bowl, mix together the water, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and salt. Set aside.

3) Transfer the cooked filets to a plate. In the same pan you seared the salmon in, add 2 tablespoons of oil, and lightly fry the ginger until crisp. Add the scallions and cook until wilted, followed by the prepared soy sauce mixture. Bring the sauce to a boil, and turn off the heat.

4) To serve the salmon, place it on a bed of rice, and spoon the scallion and ginger evenly over the salmon. Pour the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the chopped cilantro (optional) or serve it with a Green Onion Pancake.

You can order Organic Ocean Seafood healthy packs or other packages of fish which can then be delivered to your home around Metro Vancouver, it ships frozen.

Healthy Packs are expertly curated selections of premium wild-caught seafood, available in assortments of 12-, 24- and 48- servings. If you love seafood or are striving to incorporate more nutritious choices into your diet, Healthy Packs make it easy – each pack’s contents have been chosen not only for their superior taste, but for their diverse and beneficial nutrition profile. For example, Organic Ocean’s wild-caught Sockeye and Coho Salmon each contain significant daily values of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, while a 6-ounce serving of their wild-caught Pacific Cod offers between 30 to 40 grams of protein and only 1 gram of fat.

Shop Organic Ocean’s complete range of sustainable seafood, pantry items and more – available for pick-up, local delivery and express overnight shipping – here.

By: Richard Wolak

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