salmon topped with star anise on a bed of asparagus

salmon topped with star anise on a bed of asparagus
salmon topped with star anise on a bed of asparagus

Last weekend I was in asparagus.  On Saturday the salad with strawberries, on Sunday a self made combination with salmon and star anise.  The idea for the marinated salmon comes from a completely different recipe.

Ingredients (2 persons):

  • 2 salmon steaks (about 150g each)
  • 10 asparagus
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Baked potatoes
  • Rosemary
  • Star anise
  • 20 grams of fresh ginger
  • 20 ml of soy sauce
  • 20ml oyster sauce
  • 10 ml dry sherry or rice wine
  • 2 star anise
  • A clove of garlic


  • Cut the ginger and garlic into fine pieces.
  • Mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce and sherry and add the chopped herbs to it.
  • Marinate the salmon steaks on all sides with the sauce.
  • Pop the star anise in the sauce, cover it and put the salmon marinade for 4-6 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Peel the potatoes, cut them into wedges and cook them.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Peel the asparagus and cut its bottom pieces.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
  • Cook the asparagus for 10 minutes.
  • Cook the potatoes with rosemary.
  • Remove the salmon from the refrigerator, remove the ginger and garlic pieces, put the star anise on the salmon and wrap in aluminum foil.
  • Bake the salmon for about 10 minutes in the oven. Then turn the oven off and let cook further in the film.
  • Bake the tomatoes with the marinade
  • Arrange all the plates and serve.

Since I didn’t work based on a recipe, the quantities are rather an indication. Actually I just messed around a bit, but the result tasted really very well 🙂

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