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#1 Mon 01 Sep 08 4:56pm


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From Lisbon, Portugal
Member since Mon 01 Sep 08

How to cook Salmon

This is a cry for help to everyone and anyone who can help me. help
Here at home I'm the only one who eats salmon because everyone else looks at it and because of its colour they think it's raw and tasteless. They're not very fond of veggies even though I am, so I'd like to know if any of you can show me some ways of cooking it so that they don't have nothing to complain about... tongue

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#2 Mon 01 Sep 08 5:03pm


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Re: How to cook Salmon

Here's one that works magic for the cheaper salmon fillets that aren't always as tasty as the deep red wild salmon or Red Sockeye.  It's from a Wegman's free brochure (food store in the U.S.).  Easy and foolproof.

Poached Etruscan Salmon
2 T. Olive Oil
1 Shallot, finely diced
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
C. White Wine
tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 Cups Fish Stock
1 C. Smooth Marinara Sauce
1 T. Capers
Cup Kalamata Olives, pitted, sliced
1 tsp. chopped fresh Rosemary
4 Salmon Fillets, (6 ounces each), skinned
Salt and Pepper
Heat basting oil in a braising pan on medium high heat.  Add shallots, garlic, cook about one minute until soft, not browned.  Add wine and red pepper flakes, cook 3 5 minutes until liquid is reduced to one-third.  Add stock, marinara sauce, capers, olives, rosemary, heat to 170 F. simmer.  Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes to combine flavors.  Season salmon with salt and pepper, place skin side up in pan.  Return to 170 degree simmer.  Cover, poach 5 minutes.  Turn salmon over, poach, covered, 5-7 minutes until center of salmon reaches 130 F.  Remove pan from heat, let rest at least two minutes.


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#3 Tue 02 Sep 08 8:51am


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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: How to cook Salmon

Salt & Pepper Salmon

300g Salmon fillets, skin removed
2 1/2 tablespoons self-raising flour
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons mixed peppercorns
1/4 cup milk
Oil for shallow frying
Fresh lime pieces
Slice salmon into thick fingers and pat dry.
Heat salt in a dry frying pan for 2mins and then grind to a fine powder.
Repeat with pepper and combine both with flour.
Lightly dust salmon, dip the fingers in milk and then dust again.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and hot cook salmon for 1 2mins each side until golden.
Serve with lime.

Oven Baked Salmon with Vegetables

4 Salmon steaks, 180 200g each
2 bunches of broccolini
800g small chat potatoes, cut in half
1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pre-heat your oven to 190 C.
Rub potatoes in oil, salt and pepper and then roast on a tray for 30 mins.
After 15 mins place the salmon in the oven too.
With 5 mins to go steam or boil the broccolini.
Serve all together, with salt, pepper and lemon.

Salmon with Baby Bok Choy

500g Salmon fillets, sliced into chunks with skin removed
375ml light coconut milk
1 teaspoon Thai red curry paste
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 stalks baby bok choy, roughly torn
1 tablespoon coriander leaves
Plain rice, boiled
Lime wedges
Gently heat coconut milk, curry paste and sugar in a large saucepan.
Stir in Salmon and cover for 3-4mins until salmon is opaque.
Add bok choy and cover until wilted.
Stir through coriander and serve with plain boiled rice and lime wedges.

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#4 Tue 02 Sep 08 12:13pm


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From Valencian region. Spain
Member since Fri 22 Aug 08

Re: How to cook Salmon

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#5 Tue 02 Sep 08 1:03pm


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Member since Fri 21 Mar 08

Re: How to cook Salmon

Raw and tasteless? Can they just try a bit of grilled salmon? If they don't like it, make them eat it  big_smile and they will change their mind. No, just kidding!

I would grill it in a grilling pan will fennel seeds, salt , pepper, a bit of oil and serve it with asparagus(oil, lemon, salt).

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#6 Tue 02 Sep 08 1:43pm

Jeenas Recipes

From Maine USA
Member since Sun 20 Apr 08

Re: How to cook Salmon

Hi there, I love salmon too. 

You could try this recipe here for oven baked salmon that has been dipped in wholewheat flour to give the fish a crisp and tasy covering.  It is really easy to make … ecipe.html 

I serve this with roast veggies but you could serve this with chips or some fresh bread and salad or mashed potatoes.   big_smile

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#7 Tue 02 Sep 08 4:36pm


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Re: How to cook Salmon

dukegus, you reminded me of my favorite way of making it!

Grilled Marinaded Salmon Fillets (skin on, bone in)
Juice of one Lime reserve a few teaspoons for topping the cooked fish or cut another lime for this purpose and serve with a lime wedge
2 cloves garlic, crushed
about 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
2 tsp. soy sauce, optional
2 tsp. sugar, optional
1/4 cup Mirin wine
Salt and Pepper
Handful of cilantro leaves (fresh corriander) optional, reserve a few for serving
About 2 tsp olive oil

Mix the marinade ingredients together.  Coat the fillets with the marinade.  Refrigerate for about 10 - 20 minutes while the grill heats up.  Using a charcoal grill if possible, create a medium hot fire.  Soak a few pieces of mesquite wood (or apple wood) in water.  Remove fish from marinade and drain off excess liquid.  Place the salmon fillets in a lightly oiled wire fish basket.  Toss the mequite wood on the fire, place the fish on the grill and close the lid with vent open in a direction that aids the smoke in passing over the fish.  Check frequently, turn in a few minutes after light brown grill marks have formed, cook the other side.  Serve with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and top with fresh cilantro leaves.  This dish is nice with a sliced avocado and tomato salad.

(I do this without the wire fish basket, it's not always easy to get the fish off the grill in one piece, oil the grill just beforehand by smearing an oil coated paper towel over it using long heat-proof tongs and cook the first side a little longer than the second to get a good seal that aids in removing the fish from the grill.

Last edited by MsPablo (Tue 02 Sep 08 4:38pm)

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#8 Tue 02 Sep 08 4:38pm


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Re: How to cook Salmon

Try coating it in flour seasoned with salt and a generous amount of paprika before searing in a very hot pan and finishing in the oven.

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