Hot, Sweet and Sour Salmon

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    40mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    72

Salmon is the easiest fish to poach, and here it is simmered with pineapple in a spicy sweet and sour broth.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019

Ingredients

  • Lemongrass stalk icon
    Lemongrass stalk
    2 (24g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    2
  • Dried chilies icon
    Dried chilies
    4
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Lemongrass stalk icon
    Lemongrass stalk
    about ½ tablespoon (3g)
  • Shrimp paste icon
    Shrimp paste
    40g (about 2⅛ tbsp)
  • Fish sauce icon
    Fish sauce
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    1 tsp (4g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    600ml (2½ cups)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    2 tbsp (27g)
  • Tamarind paste icon
    Tamarind paste
    1 tbsp (16g)
  • Pineapple icon
    Pineapple
    200g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Salmon steak icon
    Salmon steak
    8

Tools

  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Stainless steel bowl
  • kCook icon Food processor bowl

Step preview

  1. Add garlic clove, dried chilies, sea salt, ground turmeric, lemongrass stalk and shrimp paste to a clean food processor bowl
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Transfer content of food processor bowl to large saucepan
  4. Stir in fish sauce the large saucepan
  5. Add caster sugar, lemongrass stalk and water to the large saucepan
  6. Mix until combined
  7. Boil gently
  8. Simmer gently - 8 min, medium-low heat
  9. Add lemon juice, tamarind paste and water to a clean small bowl
  10. Mix with tablespoon
  11. Transfer content of small bowl to large saucepan
  12. Add pineapple to the large saucepan
  13. Stir until completely mixed
  14. Add salmon steak to the large saucepan
  15. Simmer gently until cooked through - 10 min, low heat
  16. Serve
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