Salmon with Tofu
Everyday Chinese Cooking
Published by Clarkson Potter
Editor's Note: Here is a quick and easy way to prepare salmon for a meal during your busy workweek. This high-protein dish can be prepared in a skillet adding in such flavorful ingredients as garlic, tofu and soy sauce. This dish also directs you to dice up the salmon before stir frying, creating bite-sized morsels to pop in your mouth. Changing up traditional salmon is a great way to keep things fresh and lively in the kitchen. To spice things up a bit, adding hot chili pepper along with the garlic will make this salmon explode with each bite.
This dish is high in protein and is very simple to make. We prefer a nonstick skillet for this dish. Serve with hot, steaming rice. Add 2 tablespoons of hot chili pepper along with the garlic when sautéing the salmon for a spicy version of this recipe.
OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party
Recipe CourseMain Course
Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Lactose-free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free
Taste and TextureGarlicky, Salty, Savory, Spiced, Sweet, Umami
- 10 ounces skinless salmon fillet
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
- 3 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
- 14 ounces firm tofu
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- ½ cup Chicken Broth
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ cup fresh or frozen peas
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
Cut the salmon fillet into ¾-inch chunks. In a medium bowl, mix with the ginger, salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch.
Cut the tofu into ½-inch diced pieces. Place on a paper towel to absorb the water and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce and hoisin sauce.
In a small bowl, mix the chicken broth with the remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch and set aside.
Heat a wok or skillet until hot. Add the vegetable oil, garlic, salmon, and tofu. Stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add the peas and soy sauce mixture. Continue to stir for 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth mixture and cook until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
Add the green onions and stir for 10 seconds. Remove from the pan and serve immediately.
2000 Leeann Chin and Katie Chin