Wasabi and citrus salmon

Wasabi and lime salmon recipe

I love mixing lime with salmon, it gives these salmon recipes a great original taste. This recipe includes Japanese wasabi, you can adjust the amount you put in it according to your own taste. Don’t hesitate to add half of it, try the sauce then add the rest if you like it more spicy. When all wasabi is in the salmon sauce, it’s too late to go back ;-) In general, when cooking, you should always trust your taste buds. It’s the best way to avoid a bad surprise on the table!

Wasabi and citrus salmon recipe

Preparation time: 10 mn- Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

4 salmon fillets
4 spring onions
2 garlic cloves
10 basil leaves
1 orange (8 tbsp of juice)
1/2 lime (3 tbsp of juice)
4 tablespoons of sour cream (creme fraiche)
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 to 2 teaspoons of wasabi
3/2 fl oz (10 cl) of water
Salt and pepper


1/ Peel and clean onions. Slice them into circles.

2/ Peel and chop garlic.

3/ Clean and chop basil leaves. Keep 4 aside for decoration.

4/ Heat a pan over medium heat. Add oil and cook salmon for 3 mn on each side. Add salt and pepper.

5/ Mix sour cream with 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Add salt and pepper.

6/ Pour onion and garlic into the pan and leave for about 1 mn.

7/ Add lime juice and the orange juice you have left. Add water and take it to a boil. Then add sour cream mixture.

8/ Add wasabi and stir well.

9/ Add chopped basil, salt and pepper.

10/ Serve fillets with their sauce in 4 plates. Add a basil leaf on each salmon fillet and serve right away.

This wasabi and citrus salmon recipe combines perfectly with: rice, pasta, au gratin style potatoes or green asparagus

4 thoughts on “Wasabi and citrus salmon

  1. 04/23/2009 at 9:00 AM

    This is truly lovely! I should make fish more often and this would be loved by all of us!

  2. 04/24/2009 at 7:11 AM

    Love your site–and love french food!

  3. 04/24/2009 at 8:35 AM

    MMMMMM…I love your version on a classic fish dish! I love your twist with the wasabi & the sour cream! Great flavours! thanks!!

  4. 05/04/2009 at 2:11 PM

    You know, I eat wasabi with my sushi (salmon) all the time, but had never thought of using it with baked salmon. A great idea! I’ll have to try this. I love wasabi!

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