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Sake-Steamed Sockeye Salmon with Sake Butter


This delicious dinner recipe is courtsey of Tom Douglas.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, July Summer 2007


  • 1 stalk lemongrass, split lengthwise and bruised with the back of a knife
  • 2 cups sake
  • 1 1/4-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced crosswise
  • 2 star anise pods
  • Peel of 1 orange
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions
  • Sake Butter
  • Cooked white rice, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Fill a large saucepan or wok with 2 cups water. Add lemongrass, sake, ginger, star anise, and orange peel. Bring to a boil. Spray the bottom interior of a bamboo steamer with cooking spray and set over saucepan; add salmon fillets. Cover and steam until salmon is just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve over white rice with sake butter and lime wedges.

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