Sake Steamed Salmon

This recipe satisfies part of the American Heart Association's recommendation to eat at least two servings of baked, grilled, or steamed fish each week. Salmon is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

This recipe serves: 6


1 stalk lemon grass, split lengthwise

2 cups water

2 cups sake

10 slices ginger, 1/8-inch thick

2 star anise pods

1 orange peel

1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets, cut into 6 portions

Lime wedges, for garnish

Cooking instructions

1. Bruise the lemon grass with the back of your knife to help release the aromatics.

2. Set up your steamer (we use a large saucepan or a wok with a Chinese bamboo steamer set over it.) Place the lemon grass, water, sake, ginger, star anise and orange peel in the bottom of your steamer (the saucepan or wok). Bring to a boil.

3. Lay the salmon fillets in the steamer basket and cover with the steamer lid. Steam until the salmon is just done, about 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Serve the salmon fillets garnished with lime wedges.

Serving Size: 4 oz. salmon

Nutritional information

Number of Servings: 6

Per Serving

Calories 134

Carbohydrate 0 g

Fat 4 g

Fiber 0 g

Protein 23 g

Saturated Fat 1 g

Sodium 76 mg