Salmon Steamed with Mustard Seeds and Tomato

READY IN: 40mins
Top Review by mianbao

This turned out very well, with the salmon nicely seasoned. I did make some changes. I halved the recipe because there were only two diners. I had thin slices of salmon, and used them whole. I did not have mustard oil, so just used a neutral oil, choosing almond oil, because I had it. I also went easy on the amounts of chili, cayenne and salt. (I might take them closer to the recipe's amounts next time.) What I especially liked is how the fish came out after steaming - tender and moist. I'll use this recipe again. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grind the mustard seeds corsley in a clean coffee grinder or spice grinder.
  2. In a shallow bowl large enough to hold the fish,.
  3. combine mustard seeds, chilli, cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper, cayenne, tomatoes and mustard oil.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add the water and the fish and mix gently.
  6. Cover with a plate or aluminium foil and set aside for 10 minutes.
  7. Place the covered bowl in the steaming utensil, cover the utensil and steam genty for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the bowl, toss its contents gently to mix, then cover bowl and put back in the utensil.
  9. Cover the utensil and steam for 10-15 minutes or until fish pieces are opaque.

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