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Feb 7, 2007 02:47 PM

salmon in the house - how to avoid the post p.u.

we love salmon, especially grilling it in the summer outside.
Whenever we've tried it in the house, the result is a bit much in the house the next few days.
Has anyone a recipe that one can cook indoors without stinking up the joint?
Our local fish monger has organic, farm raised or wild alaskan.

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  1. I don't have a specific recipe, but I've found that baking/broiling or poaching fish seems to cut down on the residual fish odor rather than pan frying it.

    I usually drizzle olive oil over the salmon, sprinkle salt, add some lemon zest and then bake until it just starts to flake. Squeeze of lemon juice and I'm happy!

    You could also try poaching it in some white wine and lemon.

    1. is it fresh or frozen? if it's frozen you have no idea how fresh it was to begin with.

      fresh fish shouldn't smell, nor leave an unpleasant aroma.

      if it's just the smell from hot cooking fat you don't like, you could poach the fish or cook it en papillote.

      1. fresh. I'll try a poach next time.

        1. I always have the same problem. Here's one idea:

          (I cooked salmon tonight, so I think I'll try this!)

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          1. re: jgsmith1

            Did you try the "boil vinegar and cloves" tip? Did it work? If so, I need to get me some plain, cheap vinegar. (All I have is fancy wine vinegars, and I don't think there's a whole cup of any of them.)


            1. re: AnneInMpls

              No, I got distracted with this and that and then it got too late, so I skipped it. Will definitely try it next time and report back.

            2. re: jgsmith1

              i did the vinegar/clove thing last night. my house definitely doesn't smell like fish anymore. it smells like vinegar. i guess it's better but still weird.

            3. I cooked salmon inside last two nights and no problem. We do have an exhaust vent in the kitchen but it was on low-med.

              I preheat oven to 400. I heat up a non-stick pan and when hot i add evoo. when that gets hot a place salmon fillet, skin side up into the oil for 1-2 minutes until crisp. I flip salmon, add some galic slices, some lemon slices and place pan with salmon into the oven for 8-12 minutes. BE REAL CAREFUL ABOUT HANDLE.