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Aug 5, 2013 08:46 PM

Your best salmon recipes

My husband and sons caught *a lot* of salmon while we were vacationing last week. So I have a freezer FULL of large filets of salmon, and I need your best recipes, as we are a family that doesn't *love* it. Thanks so much in advance!

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  1. This recipe is so easy, my 77 year old mom used to make it, and so tasty, I made it as a thank you dinner on a friends ranch - and they loved it!

    I have to hunt more, I have a never fail/always tasty salmon recipe where you marinate it in a basil vinaigrette, then grill - but I only have a print out, not a link. I'll hunt more!

    1. Skin side down pan fried in olive oil on low heat. Sprinkle with a little salt. Turn last minute.Around ten min total,depending on the thickness.

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      1. Our favorite... Heat the grill to a nice medium heat. Put a salmon filet, skin side down, on a double layer of foil. Crimp the edges of the foil to make a shallow pan. Put a bit of olive oil, lemon or lime juice, salt, pepper, and maybe a green herb like dill or parsley on the fish. Put the foil with the fish on the grill over the flame. Cook until its done... It can be 7 minutes for a thin piece to 15+ for a really big filet. We like ours med-rare. To serve, slide a spatula between the meat and skin, the skin stays behind. If desired, add a sauce of choice or a fruit salsa.

        1. This is really good. Brought to you by Chow. Serve it plain or with a beurre blanc.

          Oh, they don't show how you tie off the salmon, but it's pretty easy. Let me know if you need instructions.

          1. There is a wonderful Korean-style salmon bulgogi recipe in Radically Simple. I can paraphrase the marinade if you are interested.

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            1. re: GretchenS

              I would love to have the marinade recipe. We eat salmon at least once a week so I am always looking for new ways to make it.

              1. re: littlemissmuffin

                OK, the method is described in the link in my post above. Marinade ingredients all go into a mini-prep FP or similar until they form a smooth paste which does eventually happen:
                1/4 cup soy sauce
                1 T rice wine (or could use white wine)
                1 tsp sesame oil
                1/2 tsp Chinese chili paste (or srichacha or other hot sauce)
                2 tsp sugar
                1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
                1 scallion, chopped
                1 large clove garlic
                Actaully I found a version of the whole recipe posted here:


                1. re: GretchenS

                  Hi GretchenS,
                  I just tried this tonight with about 2.5 lbs of the salmon filets I had. It was delicious. I marinated for more than five minutes, and cooked for more than 8 minutes, and it still needed to go back in the oven for the thickest parts. But it was very tasty and I'd recommend it.

                2. re: GretchenS

                  I just saw this last night! Yes, I may try this since we LOVE Bul Gogi here.