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Salmon Bok Choy with Soba Noodles

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Salmon, bok choy, and soba noodles with a tangy Asian dressing – this is what’s for dinner tonight.

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About this salmon bok choy recipe

We have a serious crush on soba noodles right now. We’ve always had a thing for salmon and bok choy, so we threw all of these food loves together and came up with this delicious meal.

When we started this food blog a friend said, “Make something Asian with noodles.” This salmon bok choy is part of our answer to that request. Not only is it really good to eat, but it’s easy to make. We pan-sear the salmon in a skillet which means you don’t have to fire up your grill. Soba noodles cook in about five minutes and you simply stir-fry the bok choy and onions. That places this meal squarely in the easy zone.

Ingredients

Here’s all you need to make this meal for two:

  • Salmon fillets – cook one 7-oz fillet for each person.
  • Bok choy – use three heads of baby bok choy or one large head.
  • Yellow onion – adds allium flavor.
  • Soba noodlesbuckwheat noodles.
  • Sesame ginger dressing – tangy, ginger dressing that goes great with this meal.

Here’s what our sesame ginger dressing looks like. Go here to see how to make it. It just takes a few minutes and it’s a tangy, little-bit sweet addition to this salmon bok choy meal. If you don’t have the time or the ingredients to make this dressing, try splashing some ponzu sauce on the salmon bok choy, and soba noodles. It’s easy to find in the Asian food section of most supermarkets.

sesame ginger asian dressing

Making Salmon Bok Choy

Step 1: Get the ingredients ready

  • Thaw out the salmon.
  • Make the sesame ginger dressing.
  • Slice the onion into strips.
  • Wash the bok choy.
  • Cut off the base of the bok choy.
  • Separate the bok choy into separate stalks with leaves.
  • Slice each stalk lengthwise.

Step 2: Cook the soba noodles

  • Start the water for the noodles.
  • When the water is boiling, add the noodles.
  • Cook the noodles for five minutes and drain them when they are done.

Step 3: Cook the salmon, onions, and bok choy

  • Add the oil to each skillet and set the heat to medium on each one.
  • Put the salmon in one skillet.
  • Set the heat on medium-high. After about a minute, reduce the heat to low and put a lid on the skillet.
  • Cook the salmon for about three minutes.
  • Turn the salmon and cook for another three minutes or so, depending on how thick the filets are. Fish is done when it’s flaky in the middle.
  • Put the bok choy onion mix in the other skillet.
  • Use two wooden or silicone spoons to stir-fry these ingredients for about 4-5 minutes.

Tips for making Salmon Bok Choy

  • Make the sesame ginger dressing ahead of time. It takes about 10 minutes to make and it keeps for days in the fridge, so make it earlier in the day or even the day before. But no worries if you don’t make it ahead of time. It just takes about 5-10 minutes to prepare.
  • Cook everything at the same time. Each part of this meal cooks in about the same time, so you can cook it all at once. Plan ahead and get out two skillets, one pot, and the utensils needed. See the recipe for the full list of ingredients, items needed, and the instructions.
  • Cooking the salmon: start the salmon on medium-high heat and then cover it and turn the heat down to medium. It takes about five-to-six minutes to cook the salmon – about three minutes on each side, depending on how thick the filets are. You want it thoroughly cooked but not over-cooked. Separate one of the filets with a fork to check for doneness. The fish is thoroughly cooked if it flakes apart using a fork.
  • Cooking the bok choy and onions: Stir-fry the bok choy and onions for 4-5 minutes. The leaves of the bok choy will be limp but the stalks stay crunchy. The onion should be a little bit brown.
  • Cooking the soba noodles: The soba noodles cook in about five minutes. When they are done, drain them.

Assemble the Meal

Put the soba noodles in the bowls that you plan to use. Add the cooked bok choy and onions to the bowls with the noodles in them and drizzle a little sesame ginger dressing over the noodles and bok choy onion mix. Put a piece of salmon on top of each bowl and call it dinner.

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salmon bok choy soba

Salmon Bok Choy with Soba Noodles

Salmon, bok choy, and soba noodles with a tangy Asian dressing – this is what’s for dinner tonight.
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Course: Main dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: bok choy, salmon, salmon bok choy, salmon bok choy with soba noodles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Julia

Ingredients

Salmon bok choy ingredients

  • 2 7- oz salmon fillets
  • 1 head of bok choy or three heads of baby bok choy
  • 1/4 yellow onion or more if you like more onion
  • 1 3- oz package of soba noodles
  • 4 oz of sesame ginger dressing

Sesame dressing ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • optional 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
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Instructions

Get the food ready to cook

To prepare the bok choy:

  • Wash it.
  • Cut off the base.
  • Separate it into separate stalks with leaves.
  • Slice each stalk lengthwise (if using regular size bok choy).

Get out the cookware you’ll need

  • 2 skillets – one for the bok choy onion mix and one for the salmon
  • One pot for cooking the noodles
  • Wooden or silicone spoons to stir-fry the bok choy and onions
  • Spatula to turn the fish
  • Sieve to drain the cooked noodles

Cooking the meal

  • Start the water for the noodles. 
  • When the water is boiling, add the noodles.
  • Cook the noodles for five minutes and drain them when they are done.
  • Add the oil to each skillet and set the heat to medium on each one.
  • Put the salmon in one skillet.
  • Set the heat on medium-high. After about a minute, reduce the heat to low and put a lid on the skillet.
  • Cook the salmon for about three minutes.
  • Turn the salmon and cook for another three minutes or so, depending on how thick the filets are. Fish is done when it’s flaky in the middle.
  • Put the bok choy onion mix in the other skillet.
  • Use two wooden or silicone spoons to stir-fry these ingredients for about 4-5 minutes. (You don’t need to stir-fry constantly. Just toss the ingredients every few seconds.)

Serving the meal:

  • When the noodles are done, drain them.
  • Put the noodles in the bowls.
  • Put stir-fried bok choy onion mix on top of noodles.
  • Drizzle the sesame ginger dressing on top of these ingredients.
  • Put the cooked salmon on top of everything.

Notes

If it seems easier to cook the noodles first, go ahead and do that. Soba noodles are frequently served cold so it’s OK if they’re in the bowls and ready for the other ingredients ahead of time. Drain the soba noodles and then put them in the bowls. Then add the bok choy onion mix and the salmon when those ingredients are cooked. Pour a small amount of the sesame ginger dressing on the noodles to keep them from sticking to each other.

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18 responses to “Salmon Bok Choy with Soba Noodles”

  1. Shelley Avatar

    This looks absolutely terrific – nutritious and full of great flavors from that gorgeous Sesame Dressing! We cook a LOT of salmon at our house, and my family adores Asian flavors. Plus, as the cook, I like that this recipe is so quick and simple! And, your tips and instructions make everything clear, so I can be sure to get it right, just as you intended! Thank you so much!

  2. Julia Avatar

    Thank you! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

  3. veenaazmanov Avatar

    A Happy Meal Platter for my family. Love that it is Salmon and flavors super delicious. Great combinations too.

  4. Julia Avatar

    Thank you!

  5. Andrea Howe Avatar

    I’ve been looking for a recipe to use bok choy with – new to using this veggie! And this recipe was so flavorful will be making it again for sure!

  6. Julia Avatar

    Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Bok choy is great in stir-fry recipes too.

  7. Tatiana Avatar
    Tatiana

    The best idea for using all the bok choy I bought! That was a delicious and easy recipe for dinner, and will totally become a weekly one! Thank you for sharing this 😀

  8. Julia Avatar

    You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  9. Linda Avatar
    Linda

    This looks super delicious! I love pan seared salmon and having the vegetables right there in the same dish makes it so easy. Of course, noodles just round out the meal and don’t get me started on that dressing – amazing!

  10. Julia Avatar

    Thank you!

  11. Kushigalu Avatar
    Kushigalu

    What a flavorful and delicious meal this is. I would love to try this combo. Yum!

  12. Aditi Bahl Avatar

    This looks absolutely delicious and tempting.Will try this on this weekend.

  13. Julia Avatar

    Thank you, I hope you enjoy it.

  14. Julia Avatar

    Thank you!

  15. Veronika Avatar

    Looks so delicious and so easy to make! I’ve never had soba noodles before, but now want to try them! Saving the recipe!

  16. Julia Avatar

    Thanks, I hope you enjoy it!

  17. Gunjan Avatar

    It’s such an awesome recipe. I tried soba noodles for the first time and totally loved it.

  18. Julia Avatar

    Thanks, I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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