Steamed Salmon (Rice Cooker)

Steamed Salmon (Rice Cooker)
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Canned salmon here for me is pricey, about $4.50, and that is the small can, I have never seen a large can of salmon here. Frozen Norwegian salmon fillets, about 140-160 grams each are just over $2 each, so in addition to just a steamed fillet for dinner, the fillets can be steamed and used in recipes calling for canned salmon. Steamed salmon seemed to be the answer to that. This is a 2 in 1 recipe, one if you want steamed salmon for a dinner (seasoned) and one for just steamed to use in another recipe, such as salmon patties or a salmon pasta salad. I will use a rice cooker steamer basket to cook these when I make them.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 minutes
Steamed Salmon (Rice Cooker)
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Rating: 5
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Canned salmon here for me is pricey, about $4.50, and that is the small can, I have never seen a large can of salmon here. Frozen Norwegian salmon fillets, about 140-160 grams each are just over $2 each, so in addition to just a steamed fillet for dinner, the fillets can be steamed and used in recipes calling for canned salmon. Steamed salmon seemed to be the answer to that. This is a 2 in 1 recipe, one if you want steamed salmon for a dinner (seasoned) and one for just steamed to use in another recipe, such as salmon patties or a salmon pasta salad. I will use a rice cooker steamer basket to cook these when I make them.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 minutes
Ingredients
To Serve Steamed Salmon
To Cook for another recipe
Servings: servings
Instructions
To Serve
  1. You can use the small fillets, a large fillet, or the steak cuts. I leave the skin on and will remove the skin and bones after they are steamed. If using frozen, thaw, remove from the package, quick rinse. For fresh, quick rinse.
  2. For each fillet, if there is thin ends, just fold them to make a more uniform thickness, this is to ensure even cooking. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. You can use a rice cooker with a steamer basket, or a pot with steamer insert and tight fitting lid. Lightly oil the steamer basket or insert. Use either method, heat the ingredients except the salmon to a boil.
  4. Simmer the liquid for 20 minutes to allow the flavors to blend, then quickly open the rice cooker or pot, place the salmon in, and close, steam for 5-6 minutes, don't peak, just let them steam. End result is a pale orange color. If you have not done this before, target internal temp is 63 C or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove skin, it will easily pull right off.
  5. Serve with a green salad and bread for a light, nutritious meal.
To Use in another recipe
  1. Add water that is below the steamer basket in a rice cooker or below a steamer insert in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Place the skinned salmon fillets, folded as needed, in the steamer when the water is boiling and steam for 5-6 minutes, don't peak, just let them steam. End result is a pale orange color. If you have not done this before, target internal temp is 63 C or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove from the steamer and allow to cool to room temp.
  3. Figure three 140-160 gram fillets to equal about a standard can (not a tuna fish size can), about 2 cups of cooked salmon.
  4. Once cooled, flake or chunk with two forks. There, you just made a large can of salmon. Use in recipes calling for canned salmon.
Recipe Notes

Each salmon fillet (140-160 Baht) is 69 Baht, about $2. Using 3 fillets of this size is $6 per large can, not $4.50 per small can like tuna. Still costly, but much better than the small cans, and better taste. I will make this soon and give better numbers on the cost but for right now, this is fairly accurate.

For 3 servings, this is about $2 per serving. For serving when 3 fillets are steamed and used as a large can of tuna, the price per serving will be less.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

  1. Perfect method to make canned salmon, this is a go to recipe for me, even though high cost, this method is much cheaper than buying the small cans.

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