Steamed salmon wrapped in nori with a seaweed salad

20 minshere
Cooking method: Steam

Steamed salmon wrapped in nori with a seaweed salad

20 mins
Cooking method: Steam



Steamed salmon

500g boned salmon fillet

4 nori sheets

1 tsp miso paste

1 tsp rice vinegar

1 tsp mirin

Seaweed salad

1 cup shelled edamame beans

8 small umeboshi plums

1 cup fresh coriander, roughly torn up

2 small radishes, thinly sliced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 cup seasoned Japanese seaweed salad

1 tbsp rice vinegar

Seafood used

Cooking method


1. Cut your salmon fillet into 125g portions

2. Place each piece of salmon on top of one nori sheet

3. Mix together the miso, mirin and rice vinegar

4. Spread this mixture over the top of the salmon

5. Gently and slowly wrap the nori around the salmon so it doesn't crack. As the nori gets moist it will soften and this will become easier.

6. Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the salad

7. To cook the salmon place a steamer above a pot of boiling water

8. Steam the salmon for 5 minutes then remove from steamer and allow to rest at room temperature for a further 5 minutes

9. Slice in half and serve


1. Boil the edamame for 5 minutes then drain and rinse in cold running water until cool

2. Remove the stones from the umeboshi and cut in half

3. Mix all salad ingredients together and serve with the salmon


These ingredients are all commonly available at most Asian food stores in NZ and in many supermarkets. The seaweed salad often comes frozen in a vacuum packed plastic bag and is already seasoned with sesame oil, sesame seeds and chili.

Umeboshi are salted and pickled plums from Japan, these are quite strong in flavour. You don't need many in this dish and you may want to try one before adding to the salad just in case they aren't to your liking.

Nutrition Facts

Per serve

Energy                          1429kJ

Total Fat                        13.6g

Saturated Fat                 2.3g

Total Carbohydrate         9.3g

Sugars                          5.2g

Dietary Fibre                  23g

Sodium                          185mg

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