• Serves 6
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients


Impress your guests with this poached whole salmon.



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Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 cup Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup Chang’s Light Soy Sauce
  • ½ cup Chang’s Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbsp ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tbsp palm sugar, grated or chopped
  • 4 whole star anise
  • 2 strips (2cm x 4cm) orange peel, white pith removed from back or one orange piece, dried orange or tangerine peel
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • ½ medium red chilli, sliced or finely diced
  • 1 whole salmon fillet, skin on, pin bones removed
  • 50g Shredded spring onions, to serve


  1. Combine all ingredients except the salmon and spring onions and bring to the boil, then gently simmer for 10 minutes to dissolve the palm sugar and integrate the flavours.
  2. Place the salmon skin side down in a baking dish just big enough to hold it. Pour the liquid over the salmon, and cover the dish tightly with foil. Bake in a 200 degree oven for 15 minutes then remove from the oven, and allow to rest for another 10 minutes without removing the foil.
  3. Remove the foil and serve straight from the baking dish, or transfer to a serving platter, spooning cooking juices over the fish and topping with the shredded spring onion.

  • Love this. I’ve only typically steamed fish with ginger, soy and spring onion, lemon herb butter or ginger and tomato so this combination of flavours would be a party in the mouth!


  • It looks so full of flavours, in particular because of the star anise!!


  • this is nice and simple with milder Asian flavours that all of my family love.


  • Lovely recipe, I love salmon dishes.


  • Wow, this looks A-MAZ-ING. Something I would have to eat on my own as my family are party poopers and not salmon lovers. What’s wrong with them ?!


  • This looks and sounds wonderful


  • Have saved this to my recipe file. Thanks.


  • What a wonderful way to serve salmon.


  • We’re not fish eaters, but thanks for sharing.


  • oh yumm, delicious. This sounds like an idea for dinner tonight.


  • This packs a punch with some zest.


  • Ooh, I think I’d need someone to make this for me. No-one else in my home will eat salmon, so I wouldn’t go to the trouble or effort to make this. Sounds amazing though.


  • I bet this tastes amazing!


  • Will be looking up some of these ingredients and wham will be going for it. Hopefully taste as good as it looks.


  • yum yum yum! I love salmon!


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