Crispy Salmon and Pancakes with Homemade Plum Sauce

Why not try and make a more fridge-friendly and healthy version of a firm favourite on the Chinese takeaway menu. Homemade plum sauce is delicious, it takes a little time to make but it’s well worth it. If you’re thinking plum sauce and salmon – huh? I totally get you, however, you don’t turn your nose up at sweet chilli sauce with salmon do you? Same idea, similar sweet sticky flavour, but with a nod to the familiar duck and pancakes sauce.

Team with the classic cucumber, spring onion and pancakes that can be bought in the Chinese section at most large supermarkets.

Crispy Salmon and Pancakes with Homemade Plum Sauce
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Serves: Serves 2
  • 6 plums, de-stoned and cut into slices
  • 1 tbsp. of dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. of water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star-anise
  • 1 tsp. of Chinese five spice
  • ½ a tsp of chili flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp. of honey
  • 2 sustainably sourced salmon fillets
  • 1 cucumber cut into ribbons
  • 2 spring onions, cut into thin strips
  • 10 pancakes, available at all large supermarkets
  1. In a pan over a medium heat, add the plums, soy, water, cinnamon, star-anise and five spice, chili flakes, garlic and honey. Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer, cooking for 15-20 minutes until thick and sticky. Allow to cool fully.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C / 160 fan.
  3. Place the salmon on a baking tray skin side up and sprinkle with salt. Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Place the salmon cucumber, spring onion and cooled plum sauce on a platter and dig in!

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