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Salmon Stir Fry

Salmon Stir Fry is a colorful and delicious weeknight dinner the whole family will love! Super simple and ready in less than 20 minutes, this savory stir fry and salmon recipe pairs perfectly with your favorite noodles or cauliflower fried rice.Stir fry with cubed salmon and vegetables in black skillet

Salmon Stir Fry

I am all about quick and easy weeknight meals, and with the weather turning terribly cold, I’m really craving recipes that are simple and full of the warm and cozies. I’ve also decided to try to eat out less this year, which has forced me to recreate my favorite take-out recipes at home. Now, that may be a tall order — quick, easy, comforting, and better than takeout — but I have managed to do it! This mouthwatering salmon stir fry takes less than 20 minutes to make, start to finish, and gives you the restaurant-quality flavors you crave in the warmth and comfort of your own home.

Absolutely stuffed full of delicious veggies, including yellow bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and carrots, this salmon stir fry can be prepped in just one skillet for easy cooking AND easy cleanup. Plus, this healthy dish makes for great leftovers, keeping in the fridge for an extra 2-3 days (if it makes it that long)!

Salmon stir fry with vegetables in black skillet

Why you’ll love this Salmon Stir Fry

  • It’s simple. This stir fry recipe takes less time to make than your favorite podcast or Netflix show. You can also chop the veggies ahead of time for an even quicker cook time. When I say ready in less than 20 minutes, I mean it! Simple steps, simple cleanup, amazing meal.
  • It’s healthy. Salmon is already a very low-carb protein, and when you add in the colorful vegetables, the nutrients just pile up! Now, this salmon stir fry recipe does call for soy sauce, but you can lower the sodium in the dish by using a low-sodium soy sauce or diluting your regular soy sauce with water.
  • It’s versatile. Not a fan of mushrooms? Leave them out! Want to add more heat? Do it! Want to kick up the colors with red, green, and orange bell peppers? You do you! Like any stir fry recipe, the sky is the limit with your ingredients. This recipe can be customized for even the most picky eaters.

Stir fry with cubed salmon and vegetables in black skillet

Tips & Tricks

  • Chop all your veggies first. It’s best to have all your vegetables chopped before you start making this salmon stir fry recipe — it will move the process along much more quickly if you do not have to stop to chop in between steps.
  • Be careful when sautéing the salmon. Make sure you are super gentle when transferring your salmon to the skillet, and then continue to be careful while sautéing. Salmon is a fragile protein and can easily fall apart.
  • Watch your spice level. I always recommend adding any heat a little at a time, including sriracha. To make the salmon stir fry more spicy, you can always add fresh chilis or jalapeños.
  • Change up the protein. Yep, you can just leave out the salmon to make this a vegetarian dish! You can also change it up — if you prefer to use chicken, pork, steak or any other protein, the cook is different but the ingredients are the same.

Salmon stir fry ingredients in small bowls next to chopped veggies

Ingredients for Salmon Stir Fry:

  • Salmon
  • Yellow onion
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms 
  • Carrots
  • Cornstarch
  • Soy sauce 
  • Honey 
  • Sriracha
  • Sesame oil
  • Garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds

Step by step photos of how to make salmon stir fry

How to make Salmon Stir Fry:

  1. Prepare salmon. Remove the skin on the salmon and cut it into 1-inch, bite-sized cubes. Sprinkle the salmon evenly with salt and pepper.  
  2. Prepare vegetables. De-seed and chop bell peppers, chop remaining veggies, and set aside.
  3. Make sauce. In a small bowl whisk together corn starch, soy sauce, honey, sriracha, sesame oil, garlic cloves and 2 tbsp of water and set aside.
  4. Cook salmon. Heat a large wok or skillet with olive oil on medium heat. Add in salmon cubes and cook for 3-5 minutes or until medium cooked through. Gently stir and shake the pan to move salmon. The salmon is fragile and can fall apart easily, allowing the pan to sear the salmon for a strong, golden crust. Remove the salmon and place in a separate bowl, keep warm. 
  5. Sauté vegetables. Add in the vegetables to the same wok or skillet and cook on medium-heat. Cook vegetables for 5-7 minutes until they are tender but still crisp. 
  6. Add sauce. Add in the soy sauce mixture and cook on medium-low for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the sauce has thickened up and is glossy.
  7. Combine with salmon. Gently add the salmon back in and toss lightly to combine.
  8. Garnish and serve. Garnish your salmon stir fry with green onions and sesame seeds, then serve with cauliflower fried rice.

Salmon stir fry with vegetables in black skillet

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Salmon Stir Fry

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Stovetop

Description

Salmon Stir Fry is an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love! Ready in under 20 minutes, this savory stir fry and salmon recipe pairs perfectly with your favorite noodles or fried rice.


Ingredients

Scale

1 lb salmon, skin removed and cubed into 1 inch pieces

1 small yellow onion, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 inch squares

1 zucchini, cut into 1 inch half moons

8 mushrooms, stems removed and halved

3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces

2 tsp cornstarch

¼ cup soy sauce

2 tbsp honey

23 tsp sriracha

2 tsp sesame oil

5 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp olive oil

3 green onions, thinly sliced

Sesame seeds


Instructions

  1. Prepare salmon. Remove the skin on the salmon and cut it into 1-inch, bite-sized cubes. Sprinkle the salmon evenly with salt and pepper.  
  2. Prepare vegetables. De-seed and chop bell peppers, chop remaining veggies, and set aside.
  3. Make sauce. In a small bowl whisk together corn starch, soy sauce, honey, sriracha, sesame oil, garlic cloves and 2 tbsp of water and set aside.
  4. Cook salmon. Heat a large wok or skillet with olive oil on medium heat. Add in salmon cubes and cook for 3-5 minutes or until medium cooked through. Gently stir and shake the pan to move salmon. The salmon is fragile and can fall apart easily, allowing the pan to sear the salmon for a strong, golden crust. Remove the salmon and place in a separate bowl, keep warm. 
  5. Sauté vegetables. Add in the vegetables to the same wok or skillet and cook on medium-heat. Cook vegetables for 5-7 minutes until they are tender but still crisp. 
  6. Add sauce. Add in the soy sauce mixture and cook on medium-low for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the sauce has thickened up and is glossy.
  7. Combine with salmon. Gently add the salmon back in and toss lightly to combine.
  8. Garnish and serve. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Notes

  • Be super gentle while sautéing the salmon or it will fall apart. 
  • It’s best to have all your veggies chopped before starting, as the recipe moves more quickly.

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Stir fry with cubed salmon and vegetables in black skillet

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