Fast Recipes

Baked salmon with black bean sauce

In a hurry? Whip up this simple fish dish with an easy, DIY black bean sauce.
Salmon and blackbean sauce stir-fryChris Chen

This is one of my go-to dishes for when visitors drop by unexpectedly or when I’m in a hurry. Snapper or any flaky fish would also be great in place of the salmon.


Black bean sauce


1.Preheat oven to 180°C. Place soy and honey in a small bowl, season to taste and mix well. Brush salmon with soy marinade and place, skin-side down, on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Leave for 20 minutes to marinate.
2.Meanwhile, for black bean sauce, stir ingredients in a bowl to combine well.
3.Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat, add oil and swirl to coat. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant (20 seconds). Add black bean sauce, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 3-5 minutes, then stir in cornflour mixture and cook until sauce boils and thickens (about 1 minute).
4.Meanwhile, bake salmon until cooked to your liking (8-10 minutes for medium).
5.Top rice with salmon, pour over sauce and scatter with spring onion to serve.

Note Salted black beans are available from Asian grocers

and select supermarkets.


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