Sophisticated Savories

Sophisticated Savories

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Because of its many health benefits, Salmon has become a major staple in the American diet. What most Americans don't realize, is that the amount of "hidden calories" found in foods prepared in the majority of restaurants can slowly pack on the pounds, despite choosing a "healthy option" for consumption. Rather than having to pan sear fish in butter, or rub with oil, simply to look more aesthetically pleasing on the final plate, one can roast salmon in the oven with lemon juice, a small amount of oil (or even none at all), and an assortment of herbs/spices. One of my favorite salts to use is a smoked sea salt (my favorite is the Fine Salish Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt... I use it in practically everything... The "smoky" flavor and aroma are brilliant!). I also will sprinkle a smoked Paprika and pinch of Cayenne pepper on the Salmon. Add a splash of lemon juice and lightly coat the bottom of a non-stick pan with EVOO. Simply stick the Salmon in a 400 degree oven and allow to roast. Cooking time is dependent on the size and thickness of the salmon...allow the fish to sit at room temperature for a few minutes before roasting. The fish is cooked when the skin begins to flake apart. After cooking, I often sprinkle Salmon with fresh lemon... The acid tends to "brighten" the entire dish! 

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