Salmon With Chinese Cucumber Salad |
A simple blend of Chinese spices and flavours elevate this otherwise straightforward salmon and cucumber dish into a memorable mid-week meal.
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Total Time: 25 Minutes
Serves 2


  • 1 cucumber
  • 25g of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tsp of Szechuan pepper
  • 2 tbsp of Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients Chinese Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp of caster sugar
  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1½ tsp of Cooks’ Ingredients Black Sesame Seeds
  • 240g of pack 2 Scottish salmon fillets
  • 235g of pack Green Pak Choi, halved lengthways
  • 2 tbsp of Kikkoman soy sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6.
  2. Smash the cucumber with a rolling pin to give pieces approx 4-5cm long and transfer to a bowl. Place the ginger, Szechuan pepper, vinegar, sugar and chilli in a small saucepan and warm through for 1-2 minutes. Stir into the cucumber with ½ tsp of sesame seeds, season and set aside.
  3. Place the salmon on a greased baking tray, sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds and roast for 15 minutes until just cooked through. Place the pak choi in a sauté pan and add the soy sauce and 3 tbsp of water, cover and braise for 4-5 minutes until wilted.
  4. Place the salmon on top of the pak choi and serve with the cucumber salad.

Recipe courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

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