Spicy and Flavorful Szechuan Peppercorn Salmon Recipe

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Spicy and Flavorful Szechuan Peppercorn Salmon Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 31, 2023

This Szechuan Peppercorn Salmon recipe is a perfect dish for those who love spicy and flavorful meals. The combination of spicy Szechuan peppercorns and succulent salmon fillets creates a mouthwatering dish that will impress your family and friends. With a cooking time of just 20 minutes, you can have a restaurant-quality meal on your table in no time. Serve this delicious salmon with steamed rice or stir-fried vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal. Try this recipe today and experience the bold flavors of Szechuan cuisine!


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons Szechuan peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Dry roast the Szechuan peppercorns in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cooled, use a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder to grind the peppercorns into a fine powder.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and cornstarch until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Place the salmon fillets in the skillet, skin side down, and cook for 4-5 minutes until the skin is crispy and golden brown. Flip the fillets and cook for another 4-5 minutes until they are cooked through.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and pour the soy sauce mixture over the salmon. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Remove the salmon from the heat and garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
  7. Serve the Szechuan Peppercorn Salmon hot with steamed rice or stir-fried vegetables. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Szechuan peppercorns are not actually peppercorns but dried berries from the Zanthoxylum plant.
  • Szechuan cuisine is known for its bold and spicy flavors, making this dish a perfect representation of the cuisine.
  • Salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health.