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Mar 2, 2008 09:46 AM

Please help me to like salmon

I can eat salmon, but I don't love it. Any recipes/tips to making it taste less fishy? It's so healthy for you, I'd love to find a way to enjoy it. Thanks

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  1. I don't like salmon because it's so oily ( smoked salmon is my exception) but the few times I made it on my George Foreman it was much better than usual.

    1. Poach in water/wine herbs/spices. Incorperate into...salads etc. Or serve with an aioli.
      Think fish stews/soups.....Bouillabaisse?

      Love it grilled!

      1. One of my favourite things to do with salmon filets is make salmon teriyaki. The bold flavours of the sauce definitely make the salmon less fishy. The extra sauce is delicious over short-grain (sushi) steamed rice. Here's the recipe I use:

        4 salmon filets
        1/2 c. brown sugar
        1/4 c. soy sauce
        1/4 c. water
        2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

        Heat liquids in a pan just large enough for the filets. Boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, til sugar melts. Add salmon, reduce heat to low simmer & cover. Simmer for 5-6 min. per side until done. Remove fish and boil down the sauce til thickened, about 4 min. Serve with white rice, drizzled with sauce.

        Hope you like it!

        1. You could also make a maple syrup/mustard glaze and broil. The sweetness of the maple syrup works really well with the salmon flavor. It's one of the few ways I can get my man to eat salmon (which I love, and he finds 'boring').

          1. Salmon is a very rich tasting fish. Not fishy per se but it does leave a more pungent odor in the kitchen after pan roasting. Poaching will definitely reduce the overall flavor of any fish. My wife couldn't get into fish when I met her. Bad experience with bad fish and poor cooking techniques at home when she was a child. I introduced her to fin fish by poaching and serving with a nice sauce. Slowly but surely she came around to really liking fish except salmon.

            I often make salmon on the grill after first marinading in an Asian marinade. The strong and sweet flavors of garlic, ginger, soy, lime and sugar all make it much more palatable for her.

            Farm raised salmon will have a milder flavor than wild caught.

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            1. re: scubadoo97

              I second scubadoo's comment re: farm raised vs. wild. I catch salmon in Lake Michigan and, believe me, it tastes nothing like farm raised. It's mild, flavorful and delicious on the grill.