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Nov 12, 2008 02:57 AM

Salmon Help!

Anytime I make salmon my husband is less then enthusiastic. I've grilled it with a spice crust and baked it after marinating in yogurt and Indian spices. I think both are delicious. I want to keep serving this because I know how healthy it is. Can you share your best salmon recipe so that maybe my husband will be a little more enthusiastic about salmon? Thank you!

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  1. I grew up in the Northwest and lived on a steady diet of salmon. The best way of cooking salmon is to keep it simple. Lay the filet out on a sheet of foil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, place a few dots of butter around the fish and top with a layer of onions and lemon rounds. Lay a second sheet of foil over the top and seal the whole thing tightly. Throw it in the oven at about 400 degrees. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the fish but it shouldn't take more than 20-30 minutes. For the last few minutes of baking I like to open the foil and scrape off the lemon and onions and let the salmon finish like that.

    1. This really simple soy marinade brings really great slightly carmelized asian flavors to a salmon steak.

      Marinate 2 hours:
      1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
      1 T fresh lemon juice
      1 clove garlic, crushed
      1/3 cup soy sauce
      1/3 cup honey

      1. I too love and eat salmon often. I recently put a pepper jelly (mixed with a little lemon juice) on it and baked. I also love to spread the top with a great mustard, then sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake. Like this one:

        1. It could be that your husband just doesn't like salmon. I love it but my wife really doesn't like it. Calls it fishy when it's really just the rich flavor that salmon has. I cook it many ways and find them all excellent.

          3 most recent methods

          Marinaded in a sweet Asian sauce of soy, mecap manis (sweet soy), fresh ginger, garlic and lime juice then grilled

          Salt and pepper and into a hot skillet skin side down to crisp the skin then flip and finish. Simple and good.

          I recently smoked a side on my grill at ~270-300*F with apple wood. Soft, moist and delicious

          Brined and cold smoked to make a Nova style lox. This is the only way my wife likes salmon. This and sashimi raw.

          Cooked salmon just doesn't do it for some people.

          1. My mom used to make salmon all the time with just barbecue sauce and a little brown sugar. Put both on a filet, throw it in the oven for 20-30 minutes, viola.