Okasan's Japanese Steamed Salmon

This recipe is easy to put together and very healthy! Be sure to cook the liquid long enough to reduce it and spoon it on top.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (1 pound) salmon side, bones removed with pliers

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  1. Quarter or halve salmon side. Set aside.

  2. Combine chicken broth, ginger, minced onion, soy sauce, mirin, and sesame oil in a large, heavy pot. Bring liquid to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to a simmer.

  3. Place a steamer basket into the pot. Lay salmon in the steamer basket in a single layer. Cover pot and steam, 5 to 7 minutes, checking salmon for desired doneness. Remove salmon and keep warm.

  4. Boil liquid until it has reduced into a sauce, 2 to 4 minutes. Spoon over steamed salmon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
7g Fat
3g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 674mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 429mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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