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Samrod Salmon

If you love fish, this is a definite must-try … a Nyonya style recipe … very simply prepared but awesomely tasty …we luuuuurve it!!

Deep-fried Salmon topped with a sweet and spicy sauce … I would say it is kinda a cross between Nyonya and Thai style …. extremely tasty and simple and fast enough to prepare ūüėČ

Mix all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and continue to simmer in low heat until sauce thickens

mise en place … Salmon steaks – marinaded with some oyster sauce, beaten egg and flour mixture


Deep fry the coated salmon until cooked and crispy



4 pcs or 500g Salmon steaks

1 sprig Thai basil leaves 

1 egg, beaten

1 Tbsp oyster sauce

Oil for deep-frying


7 red chillies, finely chopped 

3 bird’s eye chillies, finely chopped¬†(optional)

6 shallots, peeled and finely chopped

9 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

1″ Asian shrimp (prawn) paste, toasted and crumbled¬†

400ml water

4 Tbsp white/malt vinegar

2 Tbsp lime juice

1 tsp salt

10 Tbsp sugar

Flour mix:

70g tapioca flour

35g rice flour

35g wheat flour


  • Mix all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and continue to simmer on low heat until sauce thickens … set aside
  • Marinate the salmon with the oyster sauce for 5 minutes
  • Dip salmon into beaten egg then coat with the flour mixture
  • Heat oil in wok and deep-fry salmon steaks until cooked and crispy, transfer onto serving plate
  • Re-heat the sauce and add the basil leaves
  • Pour hot sauce over the salmon steak and serve hot with steamed rice


Grilled Salmon Fish Head

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Now if you are a fan of Japanese cuisines, you would know that you will see Grilled Salmon Fish Head on the menu of every authentic Japanese Restaurant …. when I found these awesome, fresh Salmon Salmon Heads I was so elated and snapped it all up and even Hubby who had plain refused to eat fish-heads all these years had also relented and enjoyed these Grilled Salmon Fish Heads ūüėČ

How could I have resist snapping up these awesome fresh Salmon FIsh Heads, you tell me??? …especially here in Lagos where such delicacies are rare to come by…in fact this is the first time I ever seen such big, fresh Salmon Fish Heads on sale after 10 years of being here!!

Don’t it just look most delectable? Most simply and easy to prepare and an out-of-this-world delicacy …. simply sprinkle with some course sea salt and either grill over your BBQ grill or grill it 3″ away from your gas/electric grill until it is nice and done!

What better way than to pair it off with some Pink Champagne ūüėČ

Seared Spiced Salmon Steaks with Black Beans Salsa

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Seared Spiced Salmon Steaks …a very simple yet flavourful way to cook your salmon steaks … served up with Black Bean Salsa … a perfect combo!

Fresh Cilantro aka Coriander …one of the spices for the marinade … finely chopped…
I can never get enough of this fresh herbs … the fragrance is simply awesome!

The marinade ingredients … mix together with regular olive oil

Spread the marinade on both sides of each salmon steak, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for the flavours to develop and permeate the salmon


Ingredients :

4 salmon steaks

3 plump garlic cloves 

2 tsp fine sea-salt

2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

1¬Ĺ” pc of fresh ginger, peeled & grated

Grated zest of 2 limes (reserve juice for the Black Bean Salsa)

a good pinch of ground cinnamon

a good pinch of ground cumin

2 Tbsp regular olive oil

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Methods :

  • A few hours before you want to cook the salmon, wipe each of the steaks with damp paper towels and remove any visible bones¬†
  • With pestle & mortar, crush the garlic and salt together into a creamy pur√©e …transfer to a bowl and add the grated ginger, cilantro, lime zest, cinnamon and cumin, 1 Tbsp of the olive oil and a good grinding of fresh black pepper
  • Mix everything together and spread the wet marinade rub onto both sides of each of the salmon steaks …cover with plastic wrap and set aside for the flavours to develop and permeate the salmon
  • When you are ready to cook, pre-heat the grill/broiler to highest setting
  • Brush a large rimmed backing sheet with the remaining 1 Tbsp of regular olive oil and put it under the grill/broiler t heat up
  • When the baking sheet is really hot, use an oven mitt to remove it from oven ….place the salmon pieces on it … they will sear and sizzle as the salmon steaks touch the hot metal
  • Position the baking sheet on level in oven about 3″ from the heat and grill/broil for 7 minutes then check for doneness … the salmon flesh should look opaque when prodded in the thickest part with the tip of a sharp knife
  • Transfer to warm plates and serve immediately with the Black Bean Salsa