Fresh salmon’s delicious and is a treat for us coz fresh salmon’s not exactly a cheap kind of fish. So when there’s a promotion for it, I’ll usually buy it. One of my favourite ways to cook fresh salmon is with oyster sauce and I tend to cheat a little by microwave-steaming. It’s easy, quick and can be ready in no time at all and without much supervision and washing up to do.


  • 500g salmon without skin, cut into big chunks
  • 50g raw peeled prawns, deveined
  • 100g fresh white mushrooms, halved or quartered
  • 2 stalks spring onion, cut into 5cm piecesĀ  (I usually add this but didn’t have it when I made this dish)
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • a dash of pepper


  1. Marinate salmon and prawns in oyster sauce, light soy sauce and pepper for abt 15 mins.
  2. Put in a microwave-safe container or pyrex with a cover, together with mushrooms (and spring onions which would make this dish tastier). Mix all evenly.
  3. Put container or pyrex in the microwave at 750W for 3 mins. Take it out and with a spoon, carefully stir the salmon, prawns and mushrooms a few times. Cover and put the container or pyrex back into microwave for another 2 mins. When done, leave it covered to steam for another 5 mins.
  4. Serve with white rice or rice porridge.

Note: It could also be steamed in a wok or deep pot with some boiling water for abt 10 mins.


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