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 extravagant and flavourful main dishes in classy restaurants, to a simple lunch in the nearest shack by the ocean shore. Its texture goes well with a variety of ingredients, because it retains much flavor from seasoning or marinates. It can be eaten raw, smoked, baked, fried or as a soup. A simple salmon recipe can always serve to be an inexpensive meal, anytime of the day.
Frying the salmon is the easiest way to go. Make sure to buy fresh salmon fillets in your local market. Frozen salmon can also do, but some of the fresh juices and nutrients could be lost in the process. To make this dish, you will need:
• 4-5 medium sized salmon fillets
• 1 large Red or yellow bell pepper
• Inch thick ginger
• 1tsp. Table salt, pepper
• 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
• 1 large White onion, chopped
• Juice of 1 lemon, keep some of the zest
• ½ cup of Butter
To begin, season the salmon evenly with salt and pepper on both sides. In a hot skillet, melt the serving of butter, but make sure not to overheat it, as it can give the fish a burnt flavor. Add in your garlic, ginger, lemon juice and bell peppers. Sauté the ingredients until flavors are released then set aside. Fry the salmon in the rest of the butter, then add the rest of the ingredients. Plate the fish together with all the vegetables. Caramelize the white onions (fry them in low fire until they are brown and sugary) and add on top of the fish.
You may garnish with fresh basil leaves and the 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 plating and garnishing, or addition of other herbs and spices together with other vegetables. You need not 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 delectable feast. Strong flavors from cheeses, tofu, bean sprouts, fruit juices and other vegetables can make your salmon dish more appetizing and delightful to the palate. It only takes a short time to prepare but it has far more health benefits than most meats.