Tuesday, August 19, 2008

One Fish, Two Fish...

Okay, everyone! I need your help. What's your best, most favorite salmon recipe? Preferably for salmon filets, but I'd love to hear any ideas you have. My Dad is coming to spend a week with us, and he likes freshly cooked food each night (I do too, but rarely have that much time on weeknights). Salmon is one of his favorites. Any favorite quick salmon recipes? Grilled would be even better, but I don't mind baking or stovetop. Hit me! And thanks in advance for your inspiration!

Love, Dahrlin'


jmk said...

Maple Glazed Salmon. My dad is very picky and even he likes it!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I have a Balsamic Glazed salmon recipe. Can pass it on to you when I get home later from work.

Robin's Reports said...

Red Fish, Blue Fish?...

Ummm.... I don't do salmon. I try once in a while but I may never like that.

I suggest grilling. Lots of spices.

Angie's Spot said...

Well, as previously stated, I've never had salmon before. I know. You're still aghast. So, I have no ideas for you. That maple glazed sounds interesting though. Good luck!

Connordog said...

Gosh! We eat salmon once a week. I do a bourbon marinade ( dad might like that :))... It's just a splash of bourbon and some brown sugar. Then stick it on the grill.

I like using Maple syrup too.

"J" said...

I picked this up from MPM last week! I love going around to alllllllllllll the blogs that enter to check out what they are cooking...yeah, that's how I found you last week! =)

Here is something that sounds soooooooooooooooooooo good to me:

I found it on this site:

Asian-Style Grilled Tilapia - It says Tilapia but she made it with Salmon!!!!!!!!!!

*See update below*

Asian-Style Grilled Tilapia
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
3 large garlic cloves, minced (about a Tbs.)
1 lime, juice of (2 Tbs or so)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb tilapia fillets (or other thin mild fish)

1.Combine the soy sauce, sugar, garlic, lime juice, ginger and red pepper flakes in a wide, shallow baking pan that will hold all of the fish in a single layer.

2.Stir briefly to dissolve the sugar.

3.Add the tilapia, then turn it over so that it's coated all over with the marinade.

4.Set aside for 20 min or so.

5.Heat the broiler to high, and move the oven rack to position closest to heat.

6.Slide the pan into the oven, and broil the fish for 5 minute Keep the oven door ajar so the broiler element stays lit.

7.Turn the pan around (back to front), and broil for 5 more minute.

8.If the juices in the pan appear to burn, add a little water to the dry spot to prevent burning.

9.The fish should be opaque and flaky.

10.Spoon the sauce over the fish when serving.

*Kiy Update, March 18th: Made this tonight. Oh my goodness! YUM YUM YUM! Easy and fast, and did I mention YUM?! Our grocery store was out of tilapia, so I picked up salmon for Jeff and sole for us gals (big mistake, the sole was too thin and boring!), but Jeff said the salmon was great. I used two cake pans, made a batch of the marinade/sauce for each pan, tossed the fish in and put them under the broiler. We have an electric oven (that was interesting to learn to use!), so I put them in (side-by-side) for the first 5 minutes and then started checking. The sole was done less than a minute later, the salmon needed about 3 minutes. Watch that fish carefully! Also, this sauce as SO good, it could be used on anything; steak, pork, chicken ... whatever!

I hope this info helps you!!!!
GOOD LUCK and stop by my blog if you get time!!!! =)

Angela said...

Thanks Ladies for all the great ideas! I will definitely be making some salmon while Dad's here. I'll try to remember to take a pic and let you know which recipe we try!

PS I am looking forward to going to Whole Foods for the first time in six months (gasp!) - as an excuse, I will use "finding really good Copper River Salmon. It's that time of year!

Michelle said...

Salmon -- totally easy -- touch of olive oil, little sea salt and pepper and grill. Best if done on a cedar plank (soak it first!).

Or, do the same or similar and chop sundried tomatoes and kalamata olives and heat slightly and serve over the top.

Serving salmon over a bit of wilted fresh baby spinach (let the cooked salmon wilt the spinach for you if you like) is totally YUM!

Have fun with your dad!

Lora said...

Here's one of our faves:

But it's also wonderful simply thrown on the grill, brushed with some melted butter and seasoned with lemon pepper.

Angela said...

Yum, thanks Michelle and Lora for the additional ideas! I am going to Whole Foods today, hopefully, to grab some wonderful in-season salmon. I can't wait!

Here's hoping I can make it out of Whole Foods with JUST the salmon, instead of salmon plus 150 other items that mysteriously jumped into my cart! LOL!

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