Wondering if you can stir fry salmon? The answer is YES YES YES and this easy salmon stir fry recipe will show you how easy and how delicious it can be. This Asian salmon recipe is made with kitchen staples (if you stir fry, you should have these) and the whole meal comes together in less than 30 minutes. Glazed teriyaki salmon is similar, but has a sweeter sauce and mango salsa salmon has sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. (Tips for serving salmon to picky eaters here.)
Stir fries make it on our weeknight dinner menu about once a week and for good reason. They are fast, they are delicious, and they are made with nutritious ingredients. (Plus everyone (usually) likes rice, so that’s a win. ;)) Be sure to give my moo shu shrimp, pepper steak stir fry, stir fried udon noodles, and ground pork stir fry next time.
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
Table of Contents
- Can you stir fry salmon?
- What You’ll Love About Salmon Stir Fry
- Salmon Stir Fry Video
- Salmon Stir Fry Recipe Ingredients
- How to Make Teriyaki Salmon Stir Fry
- Storage Instructions
- How to Serve Asian Salmon Recipe to the Whole Family
- What to Serve with Salmon and Vegetable Stir Fry
- More Easy Stir Fry Recipes
- It’s 5pm. Are you still wondering what’s for dinner?
- Helpful Tools to Make Fish Stir Fry
Can you stir fry salmon?
Yes, you can stir fry salmon, but as I’ve done here, you want to be very gentle with it so that you end up with salmon pieces and not shredded salmon.
What You’ll Love About Salmon Stir Fry
- Nutritious meal
- Family-friendly (build your own style)
- Ready in less than 30 minutes
- Super flavorful
- Made with simple ingredients
Salmon Stir Fry Video
Salmon Stir Fry Recipe Ingredients
This Asian salmon recipe comes together with a few kitchen staples. If you make stir fries often, you probably have these:
- Garlic – Use fresh garlic for best flavor or frozen cubes for convenience.
- Ginger – Use fresh ginger or frozen cubes for convenience.
- Soy sauce – You can use whatever variety you prefer (regular or low-sodium soy sauce). If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, use amino acids.
- Sesame oil – Use high quality sesame oil for best flavor.
- Rice wine vinegar – This helps give a little acid to the Szechuan stir fry sauce. You could also use mirin, white balsamic vinegar or even lime juice.
- Garlic chili paste – This gives a mild heat to the stir fry. You could also use sriracha or omit it if you don’t like any spice.
- Honey – This gives sweet flavor. You could also use maple syrup or even brown sugar.
- Salmon – If you can find it, salmon without skin will be more convenient as we will be removing it. In terms of wild-caught vs. farm-raised – I recommend using whatever you prefer for taste-wise and price.
- Vegetable oil – I like avocado oil, but any vegetable oil with a high smoke point will work.
- Green beans – Haricot verts are great for this stir fry, but you can also use trimmed green beans. Cut them if you prefer for easier munching.
- For serving – rice or noodles, sesame seeds, sliced green onions
How to Make Teriyaki Salmon Stir Fry
This green beans and salmon stir fry is easy to make:
- Mix salmon stir fry sauce. In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic chili paste, and honey. Set aside half of the marinade in a separate bowl.
- Marinate salmon. Add salmon cubes to medium bowl with marinade and gently toss to coat.
- Cook green beans. Heat oil in large skillet (use nonstick) or wok and stir fry green beans for 3-4 minutes. Add marinade to pan and cook another minute or two, until beans are coated and tender. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Stir fry fish. Heat remaining oil in large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add salmon to pan and cook 4-7 minutes, gently flipping over half way through.
- Serve. Serve salmon and green beans over rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
Is salmon stir fry healthy?
Healthy is a relative term, so it doesn’t mean much. Is it nutritious? Yes! This meal provides protein, nutritious omega-3 fatty acids, carbs, vegetables, AND flavor. (Not always included when looking at health, but I think it’s a vital piece.)
Can I use other veggies?
Yes, if you would prefer to use something other than green beans, you certainly can! Veggies like sugar snap peas, broccoli or cauliflower florets, carrots, or even baby spinach would be delicious. Adjust cooking time as needed.
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
How to reheat salmon stir fry
Reheat salmon stir fry in a hot skillet until warmed through, being careful to not overcook.
Can I freeze salmon stir fry?
You can freeze salmon stir fry, but it is best fresh, so I would recommend cutting the recipe in half if you don’t want to have too many leftovers.
How to Serve Asian Salmon Recipe to the Whole Family
I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in. 😉
I would recommend letting everyone build their own bowls or plates. If you aren’t sure that your kids will like this stir fry, serve with some bread (if they don’t like rice) and some fresh fruit. For toddlers, plate a small piece of fish and a green bean along with rice, but keep things separate.
What to Serve with Salmon and Vegetable Stir Fry
This salmon and green beans stir fry needs just a few things to turn it into a full meal, and mostly just rice. 🙂
- Sesame seeds
- Fresh fruit
More Easy Stir Fry Recipes
If you love this Szechuan salmon stir fry, you might also like some of these other easy stir fry recipes:
It’s 5pm. Are you still wondering what’s for dinner?
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Helpful Tools to Make Fish Stir Fry
- Rice Maker – I recently purchased a rice maker as we eat a LOT of rice at our house and I’m so happy with it! This is a Korean rice maker that quickly cooks up a variety of grains.
- Furikake – Optional, but fun topping to your fish stir fry.
- 12″ Nonstick Frying Pan – I prefer to use a nonstick skillet for stir frying fish as it is so fragile.
This salmon stir fry recipe is a delicious and different way to enjoy nutritious salmon! Ready in less than 30 minutes and made with staples.
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tsp. minced ginger
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. garlic chili paste
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 16 oz. salmon, skin removed and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
- 12 oz. green beans
- rice for serving
- sesame seeds
- sliced green onions
Prepare rice for serving.
Mix marinade. In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic chili paste, and honey. Set aside half of the marinade in a separate bowl.
Add salmon cubes to medium bowl with marinade and gently toss to coat. Set aside.
Cook green beans. Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet and stir fry green beans for 3-4 minutes.
Add reserved marinade to pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, until green beans are evenly coated and tender. Transfer beans to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out pan with paper towel.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon to pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, gently flipping over half way through, to keep intact.
Serve green beans and salmon over rice with sesame seeds and sliced green onion to garnish.
- Nutrition facts do not include rice
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Photo Credit: All photos in this post were take by Loren at Sweet Rustic Bakes