Jun 9, 2010

Japanese Style Salmon Skin Salad

On a lazy day, I love to treat myself to a comfy salad that is not only delicious but healthy as well. One of my favorite seafood salads is salmon with crispy salmon skin salad with Japanese Ponzu dressing. Ponzu sauce is slightly sour which is perfect to cut the richness of pan fried salmon. This savvy gal gets her share of essential omega 3 complex from yummy salmon along with a healthy portion of green and light salad dressing.  This wild caught salmon salad is very popular among my guests whenever I entertain at home. It is relatively inexpensive but the wow factor is 100%.

-Fresh wild caught salmon with skin on, fillet fish from skin, leaving only a thin layer on flesh along with the skin
-Salt and pepper fish and skin on both side, marinate for about 1-2 hours --- I usually add a dash of Japanese cooking sake and Japanese style red pepper for added flavor
-Coat fish and skin lightly with corn starch
-Use good olive oil to pan fry fish until done, break salmon fillet into bite size pieces
-Cut salmon skin into about 1/4 wide stripes and pan fry until crisp
-Pile salmon pieces on top of green that has been tossed with ponzu salad dressing
-Add crispy salmon skin on top and serve immediately
-Drizzle additional dressing on top of salmon pieces and crispy skin if desired

Ponzu Salad Dressing:
-Japanese Ponzu sauce (just use enough to coat greens and a little on the side to drizzle over fish)
-A dash of toasted sesame oil for flavor
-A couple tablespoon of light flavor olive oil --- You can add more but I like to keep calories low
-Salt and pepper to taste
-A little squeeze of lemon juice to add fruitiness and I usually add a bit of sugar for slight sweetness

Even though I am a believer of dining only at the table, on a particularly tiring night, I would curl up on the sofa with this little salad to watch my favorite movie or TV show and let rules fly out the window. What is your go-to healthy fish dish?


  1. That looks very delicious! =D I like to bake salmon without the skin on. I'd coat the salmon with lemon, dill, butter, salt and pepper. I'd pop it in the oven for like.. 25 min at 350 degrees. It's really yummy. =]

  2. me & S.O dig salmon skin salad!! ngyum ngyum
    thank you for the recipe! i will tryout one day~

    my current fish lemmings is the sake hara ~ salmon belly in shioyaki grill style!
    been gnawing them this recent alternate 2 weeks!its packed with omega3 !! good HDL~
    but not entirely sure how healthy it gets :P

  3. Thanks for the recipe! Salmon is one of my favorites and I'm always looking for new recipes to try.

  4. I love salmon skin rolls...but this salad looks divine!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. delicious crunch SG!!

  6. Love salmon! Never had Ponzu salad dressing. I'm intrigued...

  7. AnonymousJune 09, 2010

    sounds delightful. thanks for sharing

  8. That sounds so great! I love salads for summer! Love your little world here, I love how you touch on a bunch of different topics, keeps it interesting! Oh, and your header had french fries! Definitely following, I mean, french fries! XO!

  9. I LOVE salmon, but I have never had the skin! Sounds really tasty, actually.

  10. Ah, this looks like absolute heaven. Sadly, I'm allergic to seafood; therefore, I don't have a go-to healthy fish dish. :(

  11. AnonymousJune 09, 2010

    OMG, I have to try that! It looks amazing!

  12. simple salad, I don't cook that much...
    yumm post;;)

  13. Mmmmmmm. That looks SO healthy an delicious!

  14. Your recipe looks delicious! I usually use smoked salmon on my salad as garnishing or I bake salmon in lemon-olive oil vinaigrette and eat it as a main dish.

  15. I actually hate fish of any kind... but this looks so darn good...

  16. I'm addicted to salads ^.^

  17. I love salmon and this is a great healthy meal. I can do this. I normally eat sushi and sashimi, that I think is my perfect healthy fish dish. xoxo

  18. Yummmm! I am definitely going to make this. Salmon is my favorite fish to eat, although I love almost all of the white fish I've tried. Mmmm.

  19. What a wonderful recipe!! I am going to print it right now! Thanks doll ;)xoxo

  20. That looks so delicious, girl! Thanks for the recipe. =D For a healthy fish dish, I usually head to Marukai and buy fresh sushi.

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  21. Love salmon! It's healthy and tasty! The salad looks so yummy!

  22. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  23. This looks so healthy and delicious! Thanks for the fabulous recipe. :)

  24. AnonymousJune 09, 2010

    That looks delicious!

  25. Mmm this looks so good! I've been really into fresh salads as well lately, but have yet to try incorporating fish. My fav way to eat fish is steamed with the Chinese sauce of oil, ginger and green onion.

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  26. Holy CRAP that looks good and I'm not just saying that.Yum, this makes me want to cook that!!!! And I agree, that would be great sofa food- especially on a Sunday night... sipping wine... watching a movie and eating that :) yummmm


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