Thai Salmon with Cucumber and Dipping Sauce

Oh beautiful salmon, how sweet is thy meat…


Thai Salmon with Cucumber and Dipping Sauce

IKEA was having a sale (buy 1 get 1) on their food stuff so Royal Chef hoarded several packs or salmon.

My first reaction was “Are you sure they’re not expired??”.

Having lived in Beijing for a few years, one cannot deny the fact that whenever there’s a sale, there must be something wrong with the product – either it’s expired, close to expiry, it’s fake or no one wants to buy it.

This, I have to say is 9. or Maybe 10. Because I love the dipping sauce. Everything is about the dipping sauce!! Well, for me anyway, I love sauce.

Ingredients: Serves 2

2 salmon fillets
1 thumb sized red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp honey
1/4 cucumber , diced
red onion , diced
4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce , mixed with a squeeze of lime juice
coriander , handful, roughly chopped


  1. Put the salmon in a bowl with the chilli, garlic, coriander, fish sauce, sesame oil and honey. Season with pepper and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Grill or barbecue the salmon until it is crisp at the edges. If you like it cooked all the way through rather than rare in the middle then keep cooking until the fish feels very firm to the touch. Serve with the cucumber and onion sprinkled over and the sweet chilli dipping sauce.


Marinating the salmon



Royal Chef’s plate


On another note, whenever I think of salmon, I think of this song. Have a listen, you’ll love it!


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