Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Five Spice Salmon

I made this simple five spice salmon recently, don't know why I didn't think of using Chinese five spice to marinate salmon before. It was so simple to make and flavorful. I served it over noodles and vegetables.


  • 2 salmon filets (Wild Alaskan)
  • about 1-2 tablespoon five spice
  • a little olive oil
  • one pack of Chinese egg noodles
  • one cup of beans sprouts
  • one cup of frozen mixed vegetables
  • one carrot thinly chopped
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • one teaspoon ginger/garlic paste
  • a dash of sesame oil
  • 1/2 a sliced onion
  • 2 eggs

  1. Coat the salmon in olive oil and five spice and marinate for 1 one
  2. then pan saute on medium high for 7-10 minutes until cooked
  3. meanwhile saute the onion in a little sesame oil and ginger/garlic paste, add 2 eggs and scramble into the mixture
  4. add the vegetables and soy sauce
  5. cook the noodles by boiling them for 5 minutes and mix with the vegetables
  6. serve with the salmon
  7. enjoy :-)

What's your favorite use of five spice?

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  1. This looks great Rebecca. Good use of 5 spice. My fav way to use 5 spice is with tamari and garlic chili sauce and slather over pork joint (butt or shoulder blade)it is HEAVENLY.

  2. Good to know five spice works well on Salmon...the salmon look very delicious.

  3. I love the flavor of 5 spice powder!

  4. Wow...2T of 5 spice powder for 2 pieces of salmon! I bet you like the 5 spice powder very much :D A very delicious looking plate of food!

  5. Me encanta el salmón y de esta manera tiene que estar delicioso.


  6. I usually use it in a broth type soup - but I love your idea of using it with salmon.

  7. I ADORE five spice powder and it's semi-sweet flavor profile would pair perfectly with salmon! Delicious.

  8. Sounds light and perfectly seasoned!

  9. I recently did a five-spice salmon and it turned out soooo well!! It's the perfect blend to stand up to salmon's strong flavor!

  10. Five spice powder is good on most meats, especially pork. I'll have to try it on salmon next. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. oh how lovely. i have actually never used five spice before, can you believe that! this looks wonderful!

  12. Five spice and salmon sounds like a match made in heaven! I don't use this spice enough - it's good on squash too! Hope you had a happy new year Rebecca!

  13. this looks delicious, rebecca! and i finally know what chinese 5 spices are after completing my dietetic internship. :)

  14. I always love when you post Salmon recipes that are simple and flavorful! Looks Delish!

  15. Can you come make this for me for dinner tonight?

  16. This looks excellent! I hate to say but I don't think I have ever used 5 spice. Goes to show I need to get my bum in the kitchen more!!!

  17. Five spice has an intriguing flavor, but I have to be careful not to use too much or it's too hot for me. Love the idea of using it with the salmon for an Asian twist.

  18. I loooove Chinese Five Spice! The best part about it is that it's so versatile!! I've used it in dessert before, and it can be used in so many savory applications as well, like this lovely salmon :)

  19. Simple perfection! I have used a similar combo of spices with salmon and agree it a terrific taste. GREG

  20. I would definitely cook salmon with five-spice. It just seems like a natural combination!

  21. Spice makes every dish more special. This one sounds delicious.

  22. The salmon sounds so flavorful with five spice, great idea!

  23. I eat a lot of salmon, Rebecca. Usually just broiled simply with lemon, salt and pepper. But every once in a while I'd like to try something new. The five spice seasoning sounds wonderful. Always difficult to cook creatively for one. :)

  24. thhis looks grt..lov the flavor of 5 T N T LIST!

  25. That looks delicious. I adore salmon. Yum. I haven't tried using 5 spice with salmon and will soon be trying it. :)

  26. We love salmon here too and this sounds like a delicious way to prepare it! The noodle/vegetable medley sounds wonderful also.

  27. thts a healthy n delicious dish rebecca...really salmon

  28. Now I really like the look of that, love salmon and 5 spice seems a perfect partner.

  29. Can u believe I have never used or bought Chinese 5 spice.So I dont know the taste.But Your platter looks yummy! I wish I had some salmon in hands right now! :)

  30. Delicious and so easy - loving the ease. I usually put the powder in stews or over steaks - it really adds a nice dimension to stews.

  31. Eleanor wow wish I could taste yours
    Zoe thanks
    Bo oh me too
    Mary opps maybe I didn;t put that much on he he
    Sushma thanks
    Jose thanks
    brownieville girl great idea to add to soup thanks for stopping by
    Joanne thanks so much
    Belinda thanks
    the food hound great minds think alike
    Biren i need to try pork
    Teresa u will love it
    Reeni thanks oh squash great idea
    Emily cool
    design wine and dine u know how I like salmon
    Melinda sure
    Kristen look forward to your recipe
    Sam thanks
    victoria oh great idea for desserts
    Greg aw thanks
    Beth oh it so is
    Swathi oh so true
    5 star foodie thanks
    Barbara hope you try it my friend
    Subhie thanks
    Michael :-)
    savoring time in the kitchen thanks Susan
    sanyuka thanks
    Janice :-)
    Tanvi u need to get some
    Claudia another cool idea stews

  32. I have some 5 spice powder in my pantry begging to be used. Great recipe!

  33. It is an interesting spice isn't it? I just recently used it on some ahi and salad dressing. Great with seafood!

  34. Hey long time Rebecca. Happy New year!!!
    Your recipe is Lovely...mouthwatering..
    Hope you like new look of my blog....


  35. As always mouthwatering dishes but easy to make. I really like your style of cooking, uncomplicated.

    Thanks for sharing Rebecca!

  36. This does look good Rebecca, I've got to get back into my "eat salmon once a week" routine.

  37. Oh you know I am all over this!

  38. i liked the fact that you have added some noodles it sounds like a perfect healthy meal :)

  39. Love Salmon. This sounds so great!I finally got 5 spice powder. LOL

  40. This looks so yummy!! I will try this sometime next week!!!

  41. Fantastic looking meal.Love the combination of ingredeints.I have never used spice; will have to look for some

  42. priyanka enjoy
    Melanie oh that sounds great and thanks for stopping by
    Sabby same to you on my way over
    Mely aw thanks kind of u
    Lea Ann love fish
    E smiles
    Ananda thanks
    vttle me this thanks
    Kris u will have fun with it
    Erica enjoy my friend
    Rita :-)

  43. Delicious five spice salmon!!
    Yummy... good idea:)

  44. I only eat seafood (no meat) and only a few times a month, but salmon is my favorite and I love this one :)

  45. 5 spice powder on roasted cauliflower. I too neglect the 5 spice. I like this salmon option.

  46. I've never used five spice. This looks delicious and healthy all at once.

  47. magic of spice u will love it
    Lauren of thats a great recipe



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