Steamed Salmon with Kaffir Lime

The fragrance of citrus enhances this wonderful dish



Adjust Servings

Recipe CategoriesFish & Seafood


1eachlime, juiced
2Tablespoonbrown sugar
4eachthick salmon fillets, square shaped, 6 oz.
4eachti leaf, for steaming
4eachgreen onions, cut into 1/16" ribbons
1⁄2Cuppeanut oil
6eachfresh kaffir lime leaves, cut into 1/16" ribbons
3eachserrano chiles, 1/16" slices
1Tablespoonginger, cut into 1/16" ribbons
1Tablespoongarlic, 1/16" slices
 Eachsalt and black pepper, to taste
 Eachfish sauce, as needed


  1. Set up a steamer that can hold the 4 salmon fillets.
  2. Mix lime juice, salt, brown sugar and water.
  3. Add the fillets to the steamer (should be lined with it leaf), top with the green onions and steam for 6-8 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, heat the peanut oil until almost smoking.
  5. Mix the kaffir, chile, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper.
  6. First plate the salmon and right before serving, add the seasoning mix to the hot oil, mix and immediately pour over the salmon.
  7. Lightly drizzle with fish sauce.
  8. Serve.


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