The World's Healthiest Foods

5 Spice Salmon

The balanced flavor in this Asian flavored dish with the 5 Chinese spices is wonderful. This is a surprising dish that is both light, yet very flavorful. It is full of nutrition, and very simple to prepare.

5 Spice Salmon Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

¾ lb salmon filet cut into 4 pieces
6 dried medium shiitake mushrooms soaked in ¾ cup hot water for about 15 minutes (save water)
½ medium sized onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 TBS fresh ginger, chopped, or ½ tsp dried
1 cup vegetable stock
1 tsp 5 spice powder (can be found in Asian section in supermarket)
½ cup orange juice
2 TBS molasses
2 tsp arrowroot
4 cups shredded Chinese, or Napa cabbage
6 scallion, chopped
salt and white pepper to taste

  1. Soak shiitake mushrooms in ¾ cup hot water. Slice when soft cutting out stem. Preheat broiler on high.
  2. Healthy Sauté onion in medium saucepan over medium low heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add ginger and garlic and continue to saute for another minute. Add vegetable stock, 5 spice powder, orange juice, and molasses. Simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and discard all but liquid. Place liquid back into pan, and thicken with arrowroot dissolved in a little water while simmering.
  3. While sauce is cooking, simmer in another medium sized sauté pan cabbage, mushrooms, scallion, salt and pepper in mushroom water for 5 minutes.
  4. Season salmon with a little salt and pepper and broil in a baking pan for about 4 minutes. Do not use glass or pyrex for this. Place on bed of sautéed cabbage and drizzle with generous amount of sauce.

    Serves 4

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