Friday, February 24, 2012

Baked Salmon


Baked Smoked Salmon

Baked Smoked Salmon

Baked Smoked Salmon and Roasted Vegetables

This recipe is simple and quick and is also nice and healthy option
for anyone watching those calories. This has become one of my
favourite dishes as its so adaptable and always comes out tasting



What you need


Salmon Fillet (I prefer it partly smoked)
Olive Oil
Asparagus, courgette, green beans or Vegetables of your choice



First you should preheat your oven if needed, set it to around 180 degrees, then you want to place the salmon on some tin foil that will be big enough to hold your fish and your veg when wrapped up.


Next score the salmon slightly on the top. Now sprinkle some salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon on to the fish. You can also sprinkle some pre-mixed herbs and spice mix onto it if you wish. I usually add a little garlic or some italian herb mix too. Salmon is so tasty on its own you can get away with just adding a little seasoning.



Now you want to add your veg, I prefer asparagus and some courgette and green beans. Slice them up so they are all roughly the same size, in this case we want to keep the veg quite small as the fish won’t take long to cook. Again sprinkle a little salt and pepper to taste. Now curl up the edges slightly on your tin foil and add a few drizzles of olive oil over the top. Now wrap up the edges so it is all wrapped up like a parcel and stick it in the oven. Depending on the size of fish you will want to cook it for around 18minutes, but check the guides on any fish you buy.



Take out the foil parcel when done, open a corner and drain off any excess oil. The salmon should just be starting to flake off when its done and you should see the colour getting lighter throughout. Place it on a plate and you’re done. You can even do a few at a time in the oven with each persons vegetable preferences in their parcels.



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Friday, November 18, 2011

Salmon – Almost a Perfect Food


Blackened Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

Blackened Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

Salmon Almost A Perfect Food

It’s loaded with hearth-healthy fats and high quality lean protein. Best of all, it tastes delicious.


For runners, it’s a great choice because it keeps your muscles strong, your immune system working at top performance, and your joints properly lubricated.


While the fish by itself is delectable, the creamy coolness of the yogurt sauce is a great contrast to the charred spiciness of the salmon.


A cast iron skillet works best here, but if you don’t have one, anything but a nonstick pan will work.



1 tablespoons olive oil
2 6 oz salmon filets
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 small cucumber, grated
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp olive oil


In a small bowl, combine all the seasonings for the salmon. Rub generously over the salmon filets.


Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add oil, followed by the salmon.


Allow to cook until bottom is blackened, about 5 minutes.


While it is cooking, make the yogurt sauce by combining the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice and olive oil.


Season lightly with salt.


When the salmon is cooked on both sides, slide onto a plate and top with the sauce.



Serve and enjoy!

This healthy recipe is posted from TheFitFoodist. Visit the site for more healthy and delicious recipes especially for runners.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon

Salmon is one of the healthiest fish meats. It is a flaky, tender meat with mild to strong flavors that is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, which helps lower bad cholesterol.


It is also one of the most flavorful, deemed perfect for a variety of recipes. It can be fried, poached, baked, smoked, or grilled. Sometimes, it is even eaten as is, without any cooking effort.


Grilling salmon is a choice alternative. Not only is it delicious but also keeps the meat even healthier. There are many ways to enjoy grilled salmon. But first, you have to learn how to grill salmon the proper way. That is your best bet towards getting the best result. To help you with that, here are some grilling tips:


How To Grill Salmon

Tip #1: Always brush the grill grate with oil before putting in the salmon. That will help keep the meat from sticking to the grill. Also, you need to brush some oil to your salmon.


Tip #2: When you grill, you must keep the skin on. The skin will help keep the salmon from flaking easily. It will also prevent the meat from curling up. You may discard the salmon skin after you are finished grilling.


Tip #3: Your grilling time depends on the part and the size of chunk you are cooking. Salmon steaks and fillets cook for about 4 to 6 minutes, turning only once when you are already cooking halfway through. If you are grilling a whole, you will need to allot 20 to 25 minutes of grilling time, turning on one side halfway.


Tip #4: Place the salmon on the grill grate skin side up. That is, to get delightful grill marks for the best effect. Remember to turn the meat only once so it does not fall apart.


Tip #5: Do not overcook your salmon. It will appear opaque and will flake easily if you do so. Turn the salmon to the other side as soon as the meat changes in color. Take it off the heat when the other side starts to become flaky. Keep in mind that the cooking process continues even after you remove the meat from the grill. So make sure that you remove the salmon off the hot coals as soon as it shows signs of doneness.


Tip #6: Season the salmon only before you put it on the grill. That will help draw out the fish meat’s natural juices.


Tip #7: Lightly brush the salmon with a basting sauce a few minutes before you take it off the grill. That will help prevent the meat from turning black.


For more information, read How to Grill Salmon and How to Grill Salmon.