Steamed Salmon in Foil

My mom loves salmon – and my mother-in-law has taught me really great, simple ways to make it. Here is one of the healthiest ways of eating salmon. It’s such a simple recipe…I wonder why I don’t make it more often.


1 portion serves 1

1 salmon fillet

2 tbsp. sake

1 tbsp. mirin

1/4 onion, sliced long

1 shiitake mushroom, sliced long

Salt & pepper to taste


  • Wash and pat dry salmon fillet.
  • Place it in the middle of an approximately 12×12 inch foil.
  • Place sliced onions and mushrooms on top of salmon.

  • Fold the foil along the sides to seal it leaving the top open.
  • Pour in 2 tbsp. of sake and 1 tbsp. of mirin in.
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Seal the top to create a kind of foil pocket.

  • Boil some water in a pot which has a steamer in it.
  • When the water is at a boil, place the foil packet in and cover the pot.

  • Steam for 7 – 8  minutes until the fish is cooked through.
  • Remove immediately and remove fish from the foil and serve immediately with tartar sauce.

4 thoughts on “Steamed Salmon in Foil

  1. This looks like the perfect way to serve salmon for oneself or a dinner party. I can’t wait to get home and try it. I am still in Peru, land of potatoes and rice, until August 1st. Susan

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