Salmon with ginger sauce


Active time

15 min

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Total time

30 min






4 portions


· ½ – 1 long red chilli, deseeded if preferred

· 3 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled

· 1 garlic clove

· 1 spring onion/shallot, trimmed and cut into halves

· 2 sprigs fresh coriander, stems and leaves

· 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice

· 2 tsp honey

· 1 tbsp soy sauce

· 1 tbsp olive oil

· ¼ tsp Szechuan peppercorns

· ½ tsp Chinese five spice

· 60 g raw cashews

· 1 pinch salt

· 500 g water

· 4 fresh salmon fillets (approx. 500-600 g total – see Tips)

· 150 g zucchini, cut into batons (1 x 7 cm)

· 1 bunch broccolini (approx.150 g), trimmed and cut into halves

· 150 g bok choy, cut into thirds



1  Place chilli, ginger, garlic, spring onion/shallot and coriander into mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.

2  Add lemon or lime juice, honey and soy sauce and mix 10 sec/speed 2. Transfer sauce into a bowl and set aside.

3  Without cleaning mixing bowl, place olive oil, Szechuan peppercorns, Chinese five spice, cashews and salt into mixing bowl and sauté 4 min/Varoma/speed 1. Transfer cashews into a bowl and set aside.

4  Without cleaning mixing bowl, place water into mixing bowl. Place Varoma into position and place 1 salmon fillet into Varoma dish and 3 salmon fillets onto Varoma tray. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of the reserved ginger sauce over salmon. Arrange zucchini and broccolini around salmon in Varoma dish, then secure Varoma lid and steam 6 min/Varoma/speed 1.

5  Arrange bok choy around salmon and other vegetables in Varoma dish, then secure Varoma lid and steam 5-7 min/Varoma/speed 1 or until salmon and vegetables are cooked to your liking.

6  Drizzle remaining ginger sauce over salmon and greens, then sprinkle with spiced cashews to serve.



· For thick salmon fillets, you may need to cook 3-4 minutes before adding any vegetables, then proceed as per recipe (step 4).

· Serve with jasmine rice, brown rice or even vermicelli noodles.
· Szechuan peppercorns can be found in spice shops, Asian food stores and online.


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