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Salmon filets are marinated and baked in a rich spicy sauce with peanuts.

Salmon with Szechuan Peanut Sauce

Salmon is marinated and baked in a rich spicy peanut sauce
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Kevin Lamoureux


  • 4 medium salmon filets
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp sambal Asian chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice from half a lime
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts chopped (unsalted, shells and skins removed)


  • Wash and pat dry the salmon with a paper towel
  • Mix the remaining ingredients
  • Marinate the salmon in the sauce for 1 hour
  • Heat the oven to 400 F
  • Place the salmon and sauce into a greased Dutch oven
  • Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes or until salmon is cooked throughout


As with most fish, be careful not to overcook it, as it will dry out. Using pure, all-natural peanut butter is best. Serve with jasmine rice and stir-fried vegetables. Garnish with lime and cilantro.

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