Easy Wild Salmon Recipe - Stop Making Salmon Complicated. Keep it simple, Amazing Stovetop Reci - Wild Alaska Direct

by Matt Aboussie June 15, 2016

Here's an easy stovetop recipe for steamed wild Sockeye Salmon over a bed of veggies and rice.

A great wild salmon recipe is easy. Complicated recipes with laundry lists of exotic ingredients, and techniques that only classically trained french chefs can pull off are dumb-Not because they're bad, only because you'll never prepare them, and it makes cooking great salmon intimidating.  


Here's what I did last night – after getting home at 6pm with zero forethought or preparation, using ingredients that happened to be in the fridge.


Ingredients: Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Carrots, Corn, Mixed Greens, Cilantro, Salt & Pepper, Soy Sauce.  (optional: onion, broccoli, eggplant, 

Time: 25min


1. Thaw the salmon – Since i didn't take it out of the freezer that morning (no forethought, as usual) I dropped two fillet portions in a bowl of cold water in the sink to thaw out. This takes about 10 min.

  • TIP:  Counter to popular belief, cold water works much better than hot for thawing meat/fish.

    2. Start the rice – We have a small automatic rice cooker, but if you don't, it's still easy.  1cup rice, two cups water, pinch of salt in a pan, medium heat, don't let it boil over. (rice cookers are cheap and awesome, get one.

    • Now's a great time to make a cold, relaxing beverage.


    3. Peel the skin off the salmon - This takes some force, salmon skin is tough, sometimes it helps to start with a knife, but you won't hurt the fish. Then chop the skinless salmon in to cubes.

    4.  Chop Carrots - In a cast iron skillet, add olive oil, then carrots (they take the longest). Cover, and saute over medium/low heat for 5-6min.


    5. Add Corn/Onion, Other Veggies, Salt & Pepper, saute another couple minutes, covered.


    6. Add Greens, and a tablespoon of Soy Sauce - More greens than you think - They cook down a lot. Proceed to next step quickly (1-2min)


    7. Season salmon with your favorite seasoning, or just use salt & pepper. Add salmon and chopped cilantro and fold into the mix. Cook 5-7min, covered, until salmon is somewhat firm to the touch. 


    Serve Immediately with rice. Enjoy!

    Tags: Wild Sockeye Salmon, Recipe, Salmon Recipe, Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon, Easy Salmon Recipe


    Matt Aboussie
    Matt Aboussie


    Owner, Fisherman Wildalaskadirect.com

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