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¼ cup water2 Tbsp rice vinegar2 Tbsp black bean-garlic sauce (see Note)1 Tbsp Shao Hsing rice wine or dry sherry (see Note)2 tsp cornstarch pinch of crushed red pepper1 Tbsp canola oil1 lb salmon, skinned (see Tip) and cut into 1-inch cubes12 oz mung bean sprouts (6 cups)1 bunch scallions, sliced


1. Whisk water, vinegar, black bean-garlic sauce, rice wine (or sherry), cornstarch and crushed red pepper in a small bowl until combined.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon and cook, stirring gently, for 2 minutes. Add bean sprouts, scallions and the sauce mixture (the pan will be full). Cook, stirring, until the sprouts are cooked down and very tender, 2 to 3 minutes.

Notes: Black bean-garlic sauce, a savory, salty sauce used in Chinese cooking, is made from fermented black soybeans, garlic and rice wine. Find it in the Asian-foods section of some supermarkets or at Asian markets.

The "cooking sherry" sold in many supermarkets can be surprisingly high in sodium. We prefer dry sherry, sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.

Tip: How to skin a salmon filet: Place salmon filet on a clean cutting board, skin-side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 302 4%
  • Calories from fat 153 15%
  • Total Fat 17gm 22%
  • Saturated Fat 3gm 3%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6gm 33%
  • Sodium 802mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 12gm 26%
  • Fiber 3gm
  • Protein 26gm
  • Cholesterol 67mg

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Dinner, Healthy, Low Calorie, Salmon, Asian, Easy, Entertaining

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