Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Easy 15- Minute Salmon and Spinach Recipe
Salmon Belly Strips in Oyster Sauce + Steamed Spinach with Sesame Oil

Food prepartion can take a whole lot of time especially when you did not prepare it ahead of time. The key to preparing healthy meals in less time possible is to plan the meals and have your ingredients readily available. 

For us, we make it a point to do our grocery food shopping every weekend, not unless we need something urgent. Since we are shifting to a more "healthier" eating by shifting to more protein from fish rather than pork, we always include salmon belly strips in our basket. Although, we often got the frozen one's we are sure that  it was sealed and packed fresh. Also, the price is reasonable compared to buying salmon in the fish market. 

In the photo, I used a pack of Norwegian Salmon Belly Strips, about half a kilo, frozen, thawed, and rinsed. This dish took only 15 minutes to cook including the steamed spinach.

How to cook: 

  • Thaw, rinse and lay the belly strips in the cooking pan.
  • Add 2 tbsp  oyster sauce (any brand)
  • Add 1/2 cup water
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt ( I used Himalayan Pink Salt for this reipe)
  • minced chili pepper (siling labuyo)
  • chili powder
  • ground black pepper
Cover the pan and bring it to a boil, once it boil simmer it in low fire for 15minutes. You can add more spices according to your preference. 

Simultaneously prepare one pack spinach leaves, rinse and drain water. Use your favorite steamer or improvise. Do not add any water while cooking. In less than 3 minutes you can remove it from cooking, drizzle sesame oil and you can add roasted sesame seeds too for the extra flavor. 

The dish can also be perfectly paired with streamed while rice. 


  1. This looks nice and simple to put together but so delicious! Perfect for a weekend treat!

  2. Great recipe, looks and sounds delicious

  3. Salmon and spinach are two of my very favorite things. I can't wait to try this.

  4. we eat a lot of salmon in our home- and your recipie we will be trying over the weekend - i cannot wait - kind regards patirobins at style squeeze blog

  5. Mmm this looks so yummy! I can't wait to share this with my salmon-loving friends!

  6. Omg can we say yum?!?! I just love salmon. Always looking for new recipes to try!!!

  7. I am so intimidated by cooking fish. But 15 minutes?? This sounds like a winner, and my husband loves salmon so much.