Many of us choose chicken or beef as our preferred protein when prepping a stir fry. But, for some reason, folks totally forget about fish.
One swimmer is especially suited for a stir-fry dish. We'll give you a hint: It's overflowing with omega-3s. That's right, we're talking about salmon, people. While you might not have considered stir-frying salmon before, pan-searing this fatty fish is a fantastic technique to ensure it gets cooked to perfection (think: golden browned edges).
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And thanks to this satisfying seafood's high protein content, these salmon stir fry recipes will help you stay satiated and build lean muscle.
1. Salmon Stir Fry With Homemade Sauce
From pan to plate in less than 30 minutes, this satiating salmon stir fry will make you salivate. A healthier homemade sauce bursts with bright flavors from garlic, ginger and turmeric to tamari, lime and honey. For complete convenience, use any veggies you have on hand, such as broccoli, bell peppers and baby corn or zucchini, green beans and mushrooms.
Add a flavorful finishing touch by topping off your stir fry with sesame seeds and a drizzle of sriracha mayo (a spicy kick can really complement the salmon).
Get the Salmon Stir Fry recipe and nutrition info at Maple & Mango.
2. Teriyaki Salmon Stir Fry
Skip the store-bought stir fry for this tastebud-tantalizing teriyaki salmon that tastes better than takeout. While it contains less oil and sugar than restaurant stir-fry dishes, this delicious dinner doesn't skimp on flavor. A mouthwatering marinade — a homemade sweet and savory sauce made with just a few pantry staples — is the star of this nutritious and hearty, high-protein meal.
For even more fiber and nutrients, pair this palate-pleasing plate with quinoa or cauliflower rice.
Get the Teriyaki Salmon Stir Fry recipe and nutrition info at Cookin’ With Mima.
3. 25-Minute Salmon Stir Fry
Quick, easy and delicious, this savory salmon stir fry checks off all the boxes.
Loaded with produce like onions, bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and carrots, this delectable dish will undoubtedly help you reach your daily quota of veggies (the USDA recommends getting between 2 to 4 cups per day, depending on your age and sex assigned at birth.)
Plus, this simple stir fry is prepped in just one skillet. That's not only convenient for cooking but also for cleanup too (read: fewer dirty dishes).
Get the 25-Minute Salmon Stir Fry recipe and nutrition info at The College Housewife.
4. Spicy Stir Fry Salmon
If you're on the fence about a fish stir fry, this spicy salmon recipe will change your mind.
Made with a zesty teriyaki sauce, the crushed red pepper flakes will surely perk up your tastebuds. Want to kick up the heat a notch? Try tossing in a chopped jalapeño pepper.
Just make sure you sauté your salmon using an oil with a high smoke point (like avocado or sesame oil). This guarantees that gorgeous golden-brown color and helps you steer clear of burning the salmon while cooking on high heat.
Get the Spicy Stir Fry Salmon recipe and nutrition info at Vanilla Bean Cuisine.
5. Teriyaki Salmon Stir Fry
This teriyaki salmon stir-fry is the definition of comfort food: Tender pieces of salmon dripping in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce made from scratch, all served with slurp-able soba noodles. Yum.
Whisking together your own homemade teriyaki sauce is a terrific way to control the amount of sugar and salt in your dish. You still get the restaurant flavors that you crave, but just in a more nutritious form and from the comfort of your own kitchen.
If you accidentally overcook your soba noodles, and they get too gummy (hey, it happens), don't fret. Luckily there's an easy fix: Simply rinse them with cold water, then plunge them in an ice bath. This helps wash away the surplus starch (which is the source of the gumminess).
Get the Teriyaki Salmon Stir Fry recipe and nutrition info at Inquiring Chef.
6. Honey Garlic Salmon Stir Fry
A homemade honey garlic sauce + seared salmon filet = a delightfully delicious dinner duo. While this recipe sticks to basic ingredients — soy sauce, honey, garlic and a pinch of ginger — its flavor is anything but basic. Crisp-tender veggies add a pop of color to this one-pan masterpiece that goes great garnished with some sesame seeds or sliced green onions.
Short on time? Simply substitute pre-cut stir fry veggies instead of chopping up fresh ones.
Get the Honey Garlic Salmon Stir Fry recipe and nutrition info at Buy This Cook That.
7. Asian-Inspired Honey Glazed Salmon and Green Beans
Sweet honey and tart lime combine with spicy ginger and fragrant garlic in this finger-licking recipe. The honey lime sauce supplies the gorgeous glaze for succulent salmon (and is especially scrumptious for spooning over sauteed green beans).
Taking a total of 20 minutes, this delicious dish deserves a spot on your weekly dinner rotation (think: convenient for hectic workdays).
And with fewer than 400 calories per serving, this satisfying salmon skillet won't break the calorie bank, but it's sure to keep your stomach satiated (thanks to 36 grams of protein).
Get the Asian-Inspired Honey Glazed Salmon And Green Beans recipe and nutrition info at The Endless Meal.
8. Teriyaki Salmon Bowl
This Asian-inspired salmon bowl puts a new spin on stir fry by finishing the dish with fresh (instead of cooked) veggies. Cool cucumbers, creamy avocado and crunchy radishes add balance and texture to this tasty teriyaki bowl that boasts sticky sushi rice and tender salmon, pan-seared to perfection.
And for all you spicy food fans, a splash of sriracha sauce serves up a hint of heat.
Get the Teriyaki Salmon Bowl recipe and nutrition info at Little Sunny Kitchen.