The only reason I put the above title up, is to hopefully convince some people that making salmon (fish) at home is not only easy, but also won’t leave your entire house smelling like a fish restaurant.
Here’s a recipe for two:
2 salmon steak or salmon filets. About 6-8 ounces a piece.
2 red onion slices (about 1/2 inch thick) chopped
3 slices of chopped jalapeno pepper. Use any spicy pepper of your choice, keep the amount you use fairly small, as you you want some heat, but not an overpowering all consuming spicy heat.
2 teaspoons ketjap manis (sweet soy sauce. you can make some by adding a bit of brown sugar or sweetner of choice to regular soy sauce)
Spices: mix together a bit of salt, pinch of sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, mustard seed/powder and cover both sides of salmon
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
Fresh cilantro, chopped. 2 large pinches worth.
In a large skillet melt your butter and add the red onion and jalapeno. Stir and get the onions a bit translucent but not brown. Push your onions and pepper to the side and turn down your head to medium. Place your salmon filets in the center of the pan. Now drizzle each filet/steak with a teaspoon of ketjap manis. Let the salmon cook until your see the “pink” on the top edge of the filet disappear. The amount of “original pink” will move upward on the filet looked at from the side. (make sense?)
Now flip your salmon carefully and let cook for another 3-4 minutes or so. You want pink in the middle but not raw. Go by texture vs. color. Overcooked fish is a quick way to turn off future seafood enthusiasts.
Plate your filets and turn up the heat on your pan. Now add a tiny splash (1 table spoon) of water to your pan and swirl your remaining pan juice with onion and pepper around a little. (about 1 minute). Now gently spoon that over your salmon.
Here you go:
Easy right? I think I would have made it through a round of Top Chef or similar program with this one. The flavor of simple ingredients prepared correctly brings tremendous results. Try this one, you will really like it.
My beautiful wife and I really enjoy music. It’s a big part of our lives. We love learning about and of course listening to new and upcoming artists.
Thought I’d share this name with you today. Mr. Michael Kiwanuka. We’ve been listening to him for a few months now, but saw him live the other day as he opened up for the band Alabama Shakes (they have been fast tracking to super popular band status over the last 6 months. If you don’t know them, check it out). Only 20 years young, Mr. Kiwanuka sounds like a mix between Van Morrison and Otis Redding with a blend of so much more mixed in. Way beyond his years in talent I believe. Listen to the magical song “Home Again”