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May 19, 2007 08:37 PM

I am looking for delicious salmon recipes....healthy but scrumptious

I am looking for some good salmon recipes that are very flavorful, but healthy. I would appreciate some good suggestions.

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  1. I love fish on the grill. For salmon try salt, pepper and rosemary or dill. Let the grill get hot before you put the fish on it. If it's at the proper temp, you don't need oil or butter. Place the seasoned fish directly on the grate (skin side down if it's a filet). When the meat releases easily from the grate, flip it. I always cut a lemon in half and grill cut side down next to the fish. Then when you're ready to serve, squeeze the grilled lemon over the fish. Amazing.

      1. Hawaiian poki using raw salmon... just a little bit of sesame oil (which is very healthy) is the only fat you'll add besides the salmon, along with diced onions and tomato, cilantro, and sliced mango for a nice twist... you should find tons of poki recipes on the web...

        1. Moshe's Moroccan Salmon
          Have everything ready for this quick cooking dish:
          Olive oil
          Salt to taste
          ½ teaspoon cumin
          2 teaspoons paprika
          1 ½ to 2 lbs. Salmon filet without skin, in serving-size pieces
          2 14-ounce cans of garbanzo beans, mostly drained but with some liquid
          a head (not clove, head) of garlic, peeled and chopped
          a bunch of cilantro, de-stemmed and chopped coarsely

          Cover bottom of 12-inch frying pan with olive oil, heat over medium heat. Stir the salt and spices into the hot sizzling oil, lay the fish in it, cook on one side 3-5 minutes (10 minutes total, both sides, per inch thickness of fish.)

          Turn fish over, throw in garlic, then beans, cover until beans get hot, then throw in the cilantro, cover until that gets warmed. You’ll need to move the contents and scrape bottom a bit during cooking to prevent burning.

          Serve with couscous and lemon quarters, and insist that everyone eat the garlic. Serves 4-5

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          1. re: wearybashful

            My very favorite thing to do with salmon filets is to marinate in a 50/50 misture of dark soy sauce and mirin for an hour or two, then roast skin side down at 425 for maybe 8-10 minutes so it gets carmelized on the outside but remains "rare" inside. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if you like. Works on the grill too but I use a fish basket on the grill to avoid sticking problems with the skin.

            1. re: gargantua

              I like to roast or BBQ my salmon with a crust of (equal parts of ) crushed fennel seed, brown sugar and smoked paprika (mild) with salt and pepper to taste.

          2. I think I got this from Epicurious. It's awesome, and I bet it would be even better with greek style yogurt, which you can get either the 2% or fat free version of (I prefer the 2%). The times I made it, I hadn't found any Greek yogurt yet.

            It's my favorite salmon recipe:

            Broiled Salmon with Citrus Yogurt Sauce - serves 4

            For salmon
            1 (3-lb) piece salmon fillet with skin (1 inch thick at thickest part; preferably center cut)
            3/8 teaspoon salt
            1/4 teaspoon black pepper

            For sauce
            1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt or plain whole-milk yogurt (see cooks' note, below)
            2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
            2 tablespoons water
            1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lime zest
            1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
            1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh orange zest
            1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
            3/4 teaspoon salt
            1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mild honey (to taste)
            Special equipment: pliers (preferably needlenose)
            Accompaniment: lime wedges

            Preheat broiler. Line rack of broiler pan with foil and lightly oil foil with some olive oil.
            Pat fish dry and check for bones by running your hand over fish from thinnest to thickest end. Remove any bones with pliers. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper, then broil 4 inches from heat 7 minutes. Cover fish loosely with foil and continue broiling until just cooked through, 7 to 9 minutes more.

            While salmon broils, whisk together all sauce ingredients in a bowl until combined.
            Serve salmon with sauce.