Simple salmon recipe for all occasions
Salmon is one of the most versatile fish in the world of cooking. Found in almost every market, fresh from the daily catch, it can be prepared in a number of ways, from quirky and flavorful entrees in classy restaurants, to a simple lunch in the shack closest to the ocean’s edge. Its texture goes well with a variety of ingredients, because it retains a lot of flavor from seasonings or marinades. It can be eaten raw, smoked, baked, fried, or in soup. A simple salmon recipe can always serve as an inexpensive meal, at any time of the day.
Frying salmon is the easiest way to do it. Be sure to buy fresh salmon fillets at your local market. Frozen salmon can also work, but some of the fresh juices and nutrients may be lost in the process. To make this dish, you will need:
• 4-5 medium size salmon fillets
• 1 large red or yellow bell pepper
• One-inch thick ginger
• 1 tsp. Table salt, pepper
• 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 large white onion, minced
• Juice of 1 lemon, keep a little zest
• ½ cup of butter
To start, season the salmon evenly with salt and pepper on both sides. In a hot skillet, melt the butter portion, but be sure not to overheat it as it can give the fish a burnt taste. Add your garlic, ginger, lemon juice, and bell peppers. Sauté ingredients until flavors are released then set aside. Fry the salmon in the rest of the butter, then add the rest of the ingredients. Serve the fish along with all the vegetables. Caramelize the white onions (fry them over low heat until golden and sugary) and add on top of the fish.
You can garnish with fresh basil leaves and lemon zest. This is a very simple salmon recipe that can go with any occasion. The sophistication or simplicity of the dish would depend on the veneer and garnish, or the addition of other herbs and spices along with other vegetables. You don’t need to be a fish lover to enjoy such a sumptuous salmon meal.
You can try experimenting with different flavors and ingredients to turn a simple salmon recipe into a delicious feast. The strong flavors of cheeses, tofu, bean sprouts, fruit juices, and other vegetables can make your salmon dish more appetizing and delicious on the palate. It only takes a short time to prepare, but it has far more health benefits than most meats.