Soy-Free Salmon Stir Fry

  • Salmon Stir Fry with Coconut Aminos

    I have been searching for a soy sauce substitute ever since I discovered that I have an allergy to soy a few years ago. Well I’ve finally found it and I’m glad to report its delicious and healthier than soy sauce. If you haven’t heard of coconut aminos it is a nutrient rich sap produced from coconut blossoms. It is an abundant source of amino acids, minerals, vitamin C and broad spectrum B vitamins. It’s also lower in sodium content. It doesn’t taste like coconuts, but it does have a sweetness to it, tasting somewhat like a mixture of soy and teriyaki sauce. It’s the best substitute for soy sauce that I’ve found. Here is a easy stir fry recipe using coconut aminos.


  • What your will need:

    1 pound salmon (skinned and cut into 1 inch pieces)
    1 head broccoli florets (blanched)
    2 cups sliced mushrooms
    3-4 green onions (sliced thin or chopped)
    1 orange or red pepper (sliced thin)
    2 cups bean sprouts
    1/4 cup coconut aminos (can substitute soy sauce but use less)
    1 T rice vinegar
    1 T sesame oil
    2 T olive oil
    3-4 cloves garlic (chopped or pressed)
    1 T fresh ginger (chopped or grated)
    1-2 T sesame seeds

  • Since stir fry is done quickly have all your ingredients rinsed and cut up so they are ready to use.

  • To blanch the broccoli bring water to a boil in a medium sized saucepan. Remove from heat and immerse the broccoli for a few minutes. Place in colander, rinse with cold water, pat dry and set aside.

  • Drizzle some olive oil into large saute pan add the sesame oil, vinegar, garlic, ginger, onions, peppers and mushrooms. Saute until peppers are translucent and mushrooms have softened a bit.

  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper, add to pan along with the green onion and coconut aminos. Saute over medium/high heat until salmon is cooked through. (3-5 minutes)

  • Add the broccoli, bean sprouts and sesame seeds and stir fry a few minutes more.

    Serve this over brown rice. It makes 2-3 servings. Add a few more vegetables and you can easily make it 4 servings. You can also substitute the salmon for shrimp. As always… I hope you enjoy!


  1. Natali says:

    Delicious, easy and healthy! Great recipe!

  2. Great recipe to stay healthy! Pair it with a smoothie like this

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