Fish is very often present in the diet of every healthy person. The salmon family is a valuable source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which lower the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, normalize the functioning of the heart and blood vessels, speed up the metabolism and strengthen the immune system.
In addition to its beneficial properties, this fish also has excellent taste characteristics. That is why we suggest you familiarize yourself with a few simple recipes for salmon, following which you will get delicious dishes without spending too much time.
Spicy Salmon with Orange Sauce
Do you like piquant and juicy combinations? Then be sure to try spicy salmon in orange sauce. This gourmet dinner can be prepared in just half an hour. Thanks to a few simple steps, the salmon is fried with sugar and pepper breading mix, caramelized on the outside and surprisingly tender inside. You adjust the spicy of the sauce yourself, so the dish can also be made not very spicy.
To prepare the dish you will need 21.16 oz or600 g salmon steak, 3.5 oz (100 g) corn salad, 3.5 oz (100 g) sugar, black pepper, ground chili pepper, 1 orange, 1.8 oz (50 g) fresh ginger, 1 fresh chili pepper. Mix sugar with salt, black pepper and ground chili on a flat dish. Roll dried salmon steaks in a mixture of sugar and pepper. Now pour the olive oil in a pan and heat it over medium heat. Put the salmon in the pan and cook, turning, until the salmon is caramelized on both sides.
Make an orange sauce at this time. Cut the zest from the orange, then gently squeeze the juice from it into a saucepan. Finely chop the zest and ginger. Cut along the chili pepper, if necessary, remove the seeds, as this is the sharpest part, and finely chop the pieces of pepper. Adjust the exact amount of spice to your taste. Add water in the amount of orange juice to the pan, pour zest, ginger and chili and bring to a boil. Try the sauce to taste, you can also add a little sugar and black pepper if desired.
Strain before serving. The dish is in perfect harmony with a fresh green salad.
Salmon Baked with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Salmon with the creamy mushroom sauce is a classic and simple recipe for salmon that will always delight lovers of delicious fish. It contains one of the best flavor combinations and looks great on both the festive and everyday dining tables.
First prepare all the necessary products. It should be noted that this dish will turn out quite a lot and will be enough for 4-6 servings.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 3 shallots
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- Rosemary and thyme
- 10 fresh champignons
- 8.5 us fl oz (250 ml) cream
- 1 teaspoon of flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- Skinless salmon fillet
- Whole champignon mushrooms
First you need to cut a salmon fillet into pieces. Then put the pieces in a baking dish. Now you can start cooking the sauce. In a frying pan with olive oil and butter, fry finely chopped onions over high heat. Once the onion begins to golden, add finely chopped garlic, thyme and rosemary leaves to it. Do not add too much rosemary. Fry for another 30 seconds.
Add the mushrooms, mix the mass, reduce the heat and fry for 4 minutes stirring until the mushrooms become soft. Then increase the heat again and pour the cream. For better consistency, it is recommended to add flour to the cream first. Just pour flour into a pan and stir, then pour cream.
Add salt, pepper and simmer for 4 minutes over high heat. Once you notice the first signs of thickening the sauce, turn off the heat. Let the sauce cool slightly. If it is too thick, you can dilute it with water or milk.
In the form with salmon, add fresh whole mushrooms. Pour all this with sauce. Put all ingredients in the oven preheated at 392 °F or 200 °C, for about 20 minutes.
The dish is ready, serve it warm.
Thanks to this simple recipe for salmon with cream, the dish will turn out to be unusually tender and will melt in your mouth. It will take you a little longer than a regular frying salmon in a pan, but the result is definitely worth it.
- 6 medium slices of salmon fillet
- 2 medium carrots
- 2.11 oz (60 g) of butter
- 14.1 oz (400 g) of cream
- 10.14 us fl oz or 300 ml of chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 2 tablespoons of mustard
- Chives and Parsley
- Salt and pepper
Dice the salmon fillet. Peel the carrots and cut into slices. Boil the carrots for 20 minutes in salted boiling water, and then lay in a colander.
Melt 0.7 oz (20 grams) of butter in a saucepan and fry chopped green onions, carrots and salmon cubes for 5 minutes, stirring.
Add the remaining butter and flour to the pan. Stir thoroughly and pour in the broth, and then cream and mustard. Salt and pepper, sprinkle with parsley.
Put the contents of the pan in small pots, pour sauce and bake in a preheated to 356 °F or 180 °C oven for 15-20 minutes.
Pour lemon juice before serving. We recommend serving this dish with boiled rice.
Salmon with Sesame Seeds
Salmon is tasty not only with the lemon but also, for example, with sesame seeds. This dish will be the perfect dinner for you and your family.
For cooking, you will need 2 steaks of salmon, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 3 teaspoons of olive oil, 3 teaspoons of liquid honey, 1 small piece of butter, 1 teaspoon of sesame.
Combine lemon juice, olive oil and honey. Pour the salmon with this mixture and leave for an hour, turning the fish from time to time so that it is saturated on all sides. Before cooking, remove the fish from the marinade and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Put it in a pan in which butter and olive oil are pre-melted. Fry salmon steaks for 5 minutes on each side. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil, allowing the honey to caramelize.
Before serving, lightly drain the fish with a paper towel, put on plates and pour over the sauce. As a side dish, you can cook rice, beans, potatoes or spinach.