Salmon with Black Bean Sauce

Salmon with Black Bean Sauce Recipe
Photo: Susie Cushner


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Other: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 39 mg
Calories 609
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 8 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Fat 47 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 37 mg
Satfat 6 g
Sodium 691 mg


2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups canned chicken stock
4 6-ounce salmon fillets (1 inch thick)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon peeled, minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons jarred black bean sauce (available in the Asian section of most supermarkets)
2 teaspoons rice or white wine vinegar
1/4 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup grated radishes
1/4 cup slivered scallions


In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar, and 1/4 cup of the oil. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and chicken stock. Set both aside.

Make three slashes on the skin side of each salmon fillet, cutting halfway into the fish. Place the salmon in a shallow dish and pour the soy-sauce marinade over it. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a medium saucepan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup of oil over medium heat and add the garlic, ginger, and black bean sauce. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the garlic is golden. Add the vinegar and the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat, and keep warm.

Remove the fish from the marinade and place on a foil-lined broiler pan, about 3 inches from the heat. Broil 3 to 4 minutes per side, until just cooked through (center should be slightly translucent). Serve the salmon over Ginger White Rice topped with the sauce and the raw vegetables.

Rori Spinelli-Trovato,

Real Simple

March 2001
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