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Different Ways of Cooking Salmon

Gaynor Borade Oct 30, 2018
There are a number of different ways to cook salmon. You can bake, broil, fry or even poach the flesh.
Salmon makes a great base ingredient or can even be served as an entrée all by itself. It is a very good option for diet conscious people.
This fish can be baked into a delicious, simple, base ingredient or main course. You need to brush it with butter and place it in a greased baking pan and then bake it in a preheated oven at 350 ºF for approximately 10 minutes. The flesh should flake when done.
You could even steam it, by treating each portion on a rack with wine, and then lightly seasoning the fish. You can add spices and herbs to the water used for steaming the fish.
Another highly healthy way of eating salmon is by poaching it. You need to put together the poaching liquid - chicken broth, white wine, and water. Bring the broth to a simmer. Poach for 6-7 minutes and serve warm with a sauce or chill it and serve cold.
Broiling is another delicious option. Preheat the oven and broiling pan.
Wash the fillets and dust it lightly with flour. Brush the top with butter and seasoning and place the fish on broiler rack. You would need to be vigilant because you need to turn the fillets while they're broiling. Make sure that the oil is nice and hot when you plan to pan-fry it.
This maintains the oil and juices within the salmon. However, the oil should not be allowed to get too hot and smoke. The fillet portions or steaks should be dipped into milk, then in cracker crumbs or flour and then fried until golden brown.

Recipe 1

  • Salmon fillets (boned and skinned)
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried dill
  • Mayonnaise
  • Paprika

You need to wash and dry the fillets and spread a thin coat of mayonnaise over. Sprinkle the seasoning over the fillets and keep the paprika for the last. Bake the fillets in a preheated oven set at 375 ºF for 10-20 minutes and keep checking for the flakes. Salmon flakes when baked and the flaking is a sign of the fish being well done.

Recipe 2

  • 3 salmon steaks, about 1/2 lb each
  • Lemon juice
  • Crumbled crackers
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon, fresh parsley (minced)

Spray the baking pan with olive oil spray and place the fish steaks on the pan. Each steak must have a pat of butter on top. Then, evenly sprinkle the garlic and onion powder and a pinch of salt and pepper over the steaks. Crumble the crackers evenly and cover the top of the fish.
Finally, sprinkle the minced parsley. The steaks should be broiled on the top rack, without turning. You need to look for the browning of the edges of the fish and the color of the salmon flesh - it should be a whitish pink.
The steaks are ready when they look flaky when touched with a fork. This of course depends on the oven and the size of the fish steak and is usually never more than 10-15 minutes. The steaks can then be flavored with lemon juice over top before serving and you can consider a sprig of fresh parsley and some lemon wedges on the platter.