Slow-Cooked Salmon with Chilli Bean Tomato Sauce


Slow-cooked Norwegian Salmon is not just healthy but also best in bringing out the flavour in the salmon itself, don’t you think?

Prosperity in Yoo

Celebrating Chinese New Year is all about ensuring you do everything that would welcome wealth, prosperity, longetivity and all-year-round luck. This includes preparing the proper dishes to symbolise all the good things you wish to have in surplus.

Fish is one of the main ingredients used for a Chinese New Year feast because fish (鱼 Yú /yoo/), in Mandarin, sounds very much like ‘surplus’. The Chinese believe in eating the good symbols in order to achieve and keep positive vibes around them. That’s something we should do too!


Cook with Norwegian Salmon This Chinese New Year

Norwegian Salmon marketed here are vetted out by the Norwegian Seafood Council to ensure that you and your family consume salmon that is safe and fresh. Besides fulfilling the one criteria of a must-have Chinese New Year dish, salmon is known to be beneficial to your health due to its high omega-3 content and vitamin B.

So, try out this delicious salmony chinese new year recipe by the Norwegian Seafood Council and wow your family members with it!



  • Salmon fillet, 1 whole fillet
  • 3 tablespoons of Lee Kum Kee toban sauce (chilli beans)
  • 500g of roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large red onion large, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 100g of ginger, chopped
  • 1 sprig of spring onion, chopped
  • 300ml of chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 red chillies, sliced
  • salt/pepper/sugar to taste



  • Put the salmon fillet on a tray and baked whole fillet in oven at 55 degrees Celcius for about 45 minutes
  • Once done, remove fillet from oven.
  • In a pan, heat the oil on medium heat and fry the garlic, ginger and onion slices until fragrant.
  • Add in the chilli bean sauce and stock. Taste and adjust the seasonings according to your taste.
  • Add in the diced tomatoes and sliced chillies. Bring the sauce to a boil.
  • Pour the sauce over the fish and garnish it with some chopped spring onions.


Don’t Just Eat, Share!

We really hope this recipe is able to fulfil your fish cravings. If not, try out another two salmon recipes by the Norwegian Seafood Council; Steamed Salmon Head and Deep-Fried Salmon Cubes.

Do not forget to put the hashtags #butterkicap and #norwegianseafoodcouncil and #norwegiansalmon when sharing the tempting pictures on social media.

Better yet, share this wonderful chinese new year recipe with family and friends to spread the prosperity around!

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