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Wild BC Salmon, Soba Noodles & Spicy Cucumber Salad



About the Recipe

This is a super simple recipe that can be served warm or chilled. Perfect for a late summer backyard bbq or a fast family dinner. Always choose Premium Wild BC Salmon caught responsibly by fishing families all across our province and available at your local grocery store, community supported fishery or fishmonger. The fish I’m using in this recipe was caught by my good friends Lyndon and Shaun Stobel of Skipper Otto, a community supported fishery.


  • 5 oz portion of wild bc salmon per person

  • 5 oz portion of cooked soba noodles (I love buckwheat noodles but certainly any whole wheat pasta would work as a substitute)

  • 2-3 oz sliced cucumbers

  • ¼ tsp chili sauce, sambal or sriracha)

  • ¼ tsp toasted sesame seeds (garnish)

  • ½ tsp sliced green onions of chives

Soy Lime Sesame Dressing:

  • ¼ cup soy

  • ¼ cup maple

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup sesame oil

  • 1 cup vegetable or light olive oil

  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard

  • 2 tbsp tahini paste



In a preheated stainless steel fry pan, add 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil

Season the fish with ½ tsp kosher or sea salt

Lay the fish in the pan and pan sear for 2 minutes.

Put the fish in a preheated 400 degree oven, cook for 3 minutes*

Remove the fish, flip it over and add 1 tbsp butter and a squeeze of fresh lemon

Baste the fish for 30 seconds

Remove the fish from the pan and let rest of a rack before serving

*Depending on the species of salmon, spring and coho is thicker than sockeye and as such will adjust the cooking time, spring or coho will take an addition 2 minutes to cook)


Blend everything together in a high speed blender until emulsified Reserve the dressing and keep in fridge for up to a month and is delicious served with grilled chicken, grilled vegetables or baked tofu.


Toss the chili sauce with the sliced cucumbers.

To Serve: Toss the soba noodles with 3 tbsp of dressing per portion, either toss in the spicy cucumbers or serve them on the side, (you can omit the spice if you prefer). Place the Wild BC Salmon on the side, spoon a tbsp or dressing on top of the fish and garnish with the toasted sesame seeds and the sliced green onions Enjoy! And, remember, always ask for Wild BC Salmon.

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