Sweet and Sour Salmon

Rivky Kleiman Recipe By
  • Cook & Prep: 20 m
  • Serving: 12
  • No Allergens

I can’t believe it’s been over 25 years since I first tasted this amazing dish at my friend Rooksie’s Shabbos table. As a newlywed I was thrilled to add this to my sure-bet files. Special thanks to Mrs. Erie Gestetner for sharing this recipe (passed down from her Aunt Malchie, a”h).

Ingredients (8)

Main ingredients

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Prepare the Fish

  1. Fill a large pot halfway with water and bring to a boil.

  2. Drop fillets into boiling water and cook for 12 minutes. Turn off flame, but do not remove fish from pot.

  3. Slice red onion and garlic cloves into a roaster pan.

  4. Mix the remaining marinade ingredients together and pour over onion and garlic.

  5. Carefully remove fish slices from water and lay on marinade. Spoon some marinade over each fillet. Cover with foil and refrigerate.

Note:

The fish’s flavor intensifies as it sits. I recommend preparing this three days in advance.

Credits

Photography: Daniel Lailah.

Food Styling: Amit Farber.

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  • Sarah

    Sweet and Sour Salmon

    Sugar sub

    Can I sub stevia for the sugar in this recipe or will it interfere with the marinating process?
    Posted by sairy |May 16, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    I am not sure how Stevia works chemically. I don't see why it wouldn't add the taste needed though.The vinegar the pickling spice will do their job.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 16, 2018
    Sarah
    Thanks! Sugar is a preservative too, but hopefully the vinegar and pickling spices will be enough of a preservative here. Off to find out!
    Posted by sairy|May 16, 2018
    Hindy Steif
    You can try honey or Silan (date syrup) instead of the sugar. Stevia liquid from experience gives a very bitter after taste, stevia powder may be better but not too much. Enjoy and come back to tell us how it worked out!!
    Posted by M O T|May 16, 2018
    Esther Leah
    If you are diabetic, silan is not really good, also agave. While they are sugar substitutes, they are still "sugar". Try splenda, it will give you the sweet without a bad aftertaste and not disturb you sugar level.
    Posted by Esther Leah|May 17, 2018
    Sarah
    Back to report: It had a strong vinegar taste. I don't know if that's due to the amount of vinegar in the recipe or the stevia substitution, but not everyone went for it.
    Posted by sairy|May 28, 2018
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Thanks for letting us know Sarah!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|June 3, 2018
    0
  • esty rosenfeld

    Sweet and Sour Salmon

    fish

    does this fish work with other fish like can i do the same recipe with flounder?
    Posted by estyr |December 21, 2016
    Replies:
    Michal Frischman - Kosher.com Admin
    You can poach other types of fish and use the same sauce. We would recommend poaching flounder in a wide bottomed saucepan with about 1.5-2 cups of gently simmering water, so the fish doesn't fall apart. Flounder fillets will probably take 4-5 minutes to cook through, or until they flake easily and are opaque throughout. Let us know how it comes out!
    Posted by michalf|December 21, 2016
    0
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  • Sarah

    Sweet and Sour Salmon

    Sugar sub

    Can I sub stevia for the sugar in this recipe or will it interfere with the marinating process?
    Posted by sairy |May 16, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    I am not sure how Stevia works chemically. I don't see why it wouldn't add the taste needed though.The vinegar the pickling spice will do their job.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 16, 2018
    Sarah
    Thanks! Sugar is a preservative too, but hopefully the vinegar and pickling spices will be enough of a preservative here. Off to find out!
    Posted by sairy|May 16, 2018
    Hindy Steif
    You can try honey or Silan (date syrup) instead of the sugar. Stevia liquid from experience gives a very bitter after taste, stevia powder may be better but not too much. Enjoy and come back to tell us how it worked out!!
    Posted by M O T|May 16, 2018
    Esther Leah
    If you are diabetic, silan is not really good, also agave. While they are sugar substitutes, they are still "sugar". Try splenda, it will give you the sweet without a bad aftertaste and not disturb you sugar level.
    Posted by Esther Leah|May 17, 2018
    Sarah
    Back to report: It had a strong vinegar taste. I don't know if that's due to the amount of vinegar in the recipe or the stevia substitution, but not everyone went for it.
    Posted by sairy|May 28, 2018
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Thanks for letting us know Sarah!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|June 3, 2018
    0
  • esty rosenfeld

    Sweet and Sour Salmon

    fish

    does this fish work with other fish like can i do the same recipe with flounder?
    Posted by estyr |December 21, 2016
    Replies:
    Michal Frischman - Kosher.com Admin
    You can poach other types of fish and use the same sauce. We would recommend poaching flounder in a wide bottomed saucepan with about 1.5-2 cups of gently simmering water, so the fish doesn't fall apart. Flounder fillets will probably take 4-5 minutes to cook through, or until they flake easily and are opaque throughout. Let us know how it comes out!
    Posted by michalf|December 21, 2016
    0

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