No Thanks
Let
Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Under 30 Minutes

Salmon with Wasabi Sauce and Baby Bok Choy

Here, zesty wasabi sauce punches up seared salmon; you can also drizzle it over any simply cooked fish, shellfish, or poultry. Mirin is a mild, low-alcohol Japanese cooking wine made from rice.

  • Prep:
  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 4
Salmon with Wasabi Sauce and Baby Bok Choy

Photography: José Manuel Picayo Rivera

Source: Everyday Food, October 2007

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons wasabi paste
  • 1 piece (1 1/2 inches long) fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets, (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 heads baby bok choy (1 1/4 pounds total), halved lengthwise

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice, wasabi, ginger, and 1 tablespoon water. Blend until smooth, adding up to 2 tablespoons more water to thin sauce, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season salmon with salt and pepper; place in skillet, flat side up. Cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

  3. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. Add mirin and soy sauce, and bring to a boil over medium-high. Add bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook until tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 3 to 5 minutes; discard liquid. Drizzle salmon with wasabi sauce, and serve with bok choy.

Cook's Note

To cook vegetables like bok choy so they're light but tasty, go beyond simply steaming: Simmer them with fat-free flavorings such as mirin and soy sauce.

Reviews (4)

  • Nosilla123 3 Nov, 2011

    This sauce was delicious! It had just enough of a kick without being overwhelming. Can't wait to try it on other things.

  • kriscrock 14 Apr, 2010

    This has become a family favorite, and it's so easy too! I made this for my in-laws, and they are still raving over the recipe.

  • kriscrock 14 Apr, 2010

    This has become a family favorite, and it's so easy too! I made this for my in-laws, and they are still raving over the recipe.

  • Rotsy 19 Jan, 2009

    This was fantastic. We now use this Wasabi Mayo with crabcakes, and cold steak leftovers. Yum!

Related Topics