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Hoisin Salmon Salad

Hoisin Salmon Salad recipe

This vibrant salad comes together in minutes and makes for a satisfying and colorful meal.
(Recipe Courtesy: Marc Matsumoto from the Fresh Tastes blog)


Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 ounce baby pea shoot tips
  • 2 ounces butter lettuce
  • 0.15 ounces red onions, sliced paper thin
  • 14 ounce salmon fillet
  • salt & white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated


  1. Cut the pea shoots and tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces. Add both along with the sliced onions into a bowl of cold water to crisp.
  2. Season the salmon with salt and white pepper on both sides, and then spread the hoisin sauce on both sides.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spread some vegetable oil where the salmon is going to go. Place the salmon on the foil and broil in the oven until the salmon is cooked to your preferred level of doneness. (The author recommends cooking the salmon to an internal temperature of 125 degrees F).
  4. Let the salmon cool a bit while you prepare the rest of the salad.
  5. Drain the greens, and then run them through a salad spinner to remove the excess moisture.
  6. To make the dressing, whisk together the sesame oil, 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce and grated ginger.
  7. Put the greens in a large bowl and toss with the dressing (you may not need all of the dressing).
  8. Plate the salad, and then crumble large chunks of grilled salmon on top.
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