by Olena

Salmon Stir Fry

by Olena

Healthy Salmon Stir Fry Recipe with vegetables the whole family will love on your dinner table in 20 minutes.

I have kept this salmon stir fry recipe in my back pocket to update with new photos after we moved to the island. Naturally I knew we would have wide access to fresh wild salmon right in our own backyard. Our neighbours consist primarily of retired and with life experience adults who have time to fish, bake and chit chat. I love it! No one is in a rush except us which I’m sure is a breath of fresh air for them as well.:) Probably “it’s fun” to watch my life race on the sidelines.

Anyways, our neighbour Mike gifted us with beautiful spring (king) salmon fillets, its head and roe. I made a soup from a head (“Uha”), caviar from the fish eggs and half of the fillet went into this stir fry that is high in protein, rich with heart healthy fats and low in carbs. King salmon is not vibrant red colour as the sockeye but same juicy and tender. Green beans are a perfect accompaniment to salmon. You could also use frozen green beans or vegetable medley, yellow wax beans or broccoli. As for the sauce I used soy sauce, garlic and ginger. That’s it and it was to die for!

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How to Make Salmon Stir Fry

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine salmon with 2 tbsp soy sauce and let marinate while you are getting other ingredients ready.   Healthy Salmon Stir Fry Recipe with vegetables the whole family will love on your dinner table in 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat large non-stick skillet on medium heat and add 1 tsp sesame oil. Add salmon, 1/2 tbsp garlic, 1/2 tbsp ginger and cook for 8 – 10 minutes or until fish is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside. Healthy Salmon Stir Fry Recipe with vegetables the whole family will love on your dinner table in 20 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium – high and add remaining sesame oil to the skillet. Add green beans, mushrooms, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp garlic and 1/2 tbsp ginger; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. I like vegetables to be crispy, so cook a bit longer if you like them softer. Healthy Salmon Stir Fry Recipe with vegetables the whole family will love on your dinner table in 20 minutes.
  4. Return salmon to the skillet, squeeze lemon over it, then top with green onions and sesame seeds. Healthy Salmon Stir Fry Recipe with vegetables the whole family will love on your dinner table in 20 minutes.
  5. Stir gently, remove from heat and serve hot. Healthy Salmon Stir Fry Recipe with vegetables the whole family will love on your dinner table in 20 minutes.
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Salmon Stir Fry

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Healthy Salmon Stir Fry Recipe with vegetables the whole family will love on your dinner table in 20 minutes.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs salmon fillet, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, divided (I used Bragg Liquid Aminos)
  • 11 oz green beans, trimmed & cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, crushed & divided
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced & divided
  • 2 tsp sesame oil, divided
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine salmon with 2 tbsp soy sauce and let marinate while you are getting other ingredients ready.
  2. Preheat large deep skillet or a non-stick wok on low – medium heat and add 1 tsp sesame oil. Add salmon, 1/2 tbsp garlic, 1/2 tbsp ginger and cook for 8 – 10 minutes or until fish is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Increase heat to medium – high and add remaining sesame oil to the skillet. Add green beans, mushrooms, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp garlic, 1/2 tbsp ginger and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. I like vegetables to be crispy, so cook a bit longer if you like them softer. Return salmon to the skillet, squeeze lemon over, top with green onions and sesame seeds. Stir gently, remove from heat and serve hot.

Store: Refrigerate covered in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. How do you even have the time to come up with these yummy recipes while still unpacking and getting settled into your new home? That takes a lot of good time management! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. This is a very old recipe of mine I updated with pics and re-tested, so I’m not that brilliant.:) But I do have good time management skills, that I would agree with. Plus I love my job, I miss it if I don’t work even for a few days. I also test recipes for a long period of time so whatever you see published now possibly have been tested a few months ago.:) You are welcome.:)

  2. I’m honestly JEALOUS that your neighbor gave you fresh-caught salmon from your own back yard! You must be pinching yourself! I’m happy when I can find fresh wild sockeye at Whole Foods for a whopping $15.99 a POUND! Crazy price but I do it. Never ever ever ever farm-raised!

    1. I know, it’s so expensive. When we are out of local salmon we get from neighbours or bulk cheap I just can’t pay store price. My boys eat so much. It’s expensive dinner!

  3. Just made this over jasmine rice for my guy. He couldn’t put it down and went back for seconds! I loved it too! Thank you for this recipe!

      1. Hi Olena, I just want you to know that this recipe has become one of our go-to recipes. I mix up the veggies at times to include asparagus and bok choy but it is always so delicious and it’s healthy and easy to make. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤️

  4. Really love this, have made several times in the last couple of weeks. Made a few variations to suit what I had in, replaced green beans with frozen peas and I think this works really well. Am making this for dinner again tonight as am on a diet and this is delicious and healthy. Thank you for the idea.

  5. What would you serve this with ? My dad is a big eater . He’ll compliment once that it’s great but complain the whole night that it wasn’t enough . Really excited to try this recipe though ! 😀

    1. Hi Sharmin. Sounds like any man.:) Brown rice, quinoa, brown rice noodles. My boys eat it that way too otherwise hungry by 8pm. Me too if I worked out that day. My husband eats like an elephant too. So I hear ya. Let me know what your dad says.

    1. Just omit them. Your dish will be tad less Asian. A good substitute would be unrefined sunflower oil but I assume you don’t have that either because it is sold majorly in Eastern European delis and stores.

  6. I really want to try this this week! I do not know if this is a silly question or not…but skin on the salmon? Do you remove? I usually make salmon filets and we do not eat the skin.

      1. I ended up adding in chickpeas and a little bit of spinach – was pretty good! Perhaps not a traditional addition but it was all I had on hand.

  7. My family thought this was yummy! So good for you too! I’m always keeping an eye on the stuff you post. Thanks for all your healthy recipes! Making the buffalo chicken and broccoli dish tonight.

  8. This turned out great! My whole family loved it–my 10 month old was whining for more, more, more. Everything I’ve made from your site is delicious. Thank you!

    1. You are so welcome! Awesome to hear! My kids ate this one too. Surprisingly for the green beans addition but they did lol. Proves we just have to keep offering and never give up.

  9. I love the idea of this fish stir fry and wild salmon tastes so much better than farmed one! Such a simple recipe and I’m planning to recreate it 🙂 P.S. We love going to P.F. Chang’s.