Japanese Steamed Salmon Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 1 cup daikon*, grated
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 medium lemon, quartered
    Dashi Sauce:
  • 1 cup dashi**
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mirin***
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with 2 teaspoons water
How to cook Japanese Steamed Salmon:
  • Salt salmon fillets, place in lightly oiled frying pan, fry 3 minutes total, turning once.
  • Mix daikon, sake, egg and salt. Spoon this over salmon fillets that have been laid in bamboo steamer. Steam this 5 minutes.
  • In medium saucepan, combine sauce ingredients, bring to boil, allow to thicken remove from heat.
  • Place salmon and daikon on plate, spoon Dashi Sauce over, squeeze lemon over and serve.


The Japanese Steamed Salmon recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.


*Daikon (from Japanese, literally "large root") is a mild-flavored East Asian giant white radish.
**Dashi is a class of soup and cooking stocks considered fundamental to Japanese cooking.
**Mirin is an essential condiment used in Japanese cuisine, with 40%–50% sugar. It is a kind of rice wine similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content - 14% instead of 20%.

This recipe for Japanese Steamed Salmon serves/makes: 4

The Japanese Steamed Salmon recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Salmon (more Salmon recipes)
Preparation Method: Steamed (more Steamed recipes)
Cuisine: Japanese (more Japanese recipes)

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