Known as one of the oily seafood, salmon is very nutritious since it contains high vitamin D, protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Aside from these vitamins and nutrients, the fish is also popular because it has DHA, which is important to stimulate and improve brain structure and function. The color of the flesh of this fish is either orange or white. This seafood is flavorful so it is used as key ingredients in various dishes. In order to prepare a healthy dish that contains the fish, it is important to learn the different ways to cook salmon.
The top ways of cooking the fish is by baking and grilling. Before baking or grilling the seafood, always remember to wash it in cold water. Use paper towel to pat dry fish. Season the flesh with pepper as well as salt. Cover the fish with aluminum wrapper before putting in the oven or on the grill. To enhance the flavor of the seafood, you can add vegetables like tomatoes and onions before covering the fish with aluminum foil. Check the fish every three minutes. You can say that the fish is already cooked if the flesh can be removed easily.
When baking the seafood, remember that the temperature and time of baking may vary. For instance, if you will bake it with a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, the fish will be done within five minutes to 10 minutes. However, if you will cook it in an oven that was preheated to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, the cooking time may be around 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
Broiling and smoking are easy ways of preparing salmon dishes. One of the popular recipes that you can try if you want to broil or smoke the fish is the Bloody Mary Salmon. For this recipe, you need a pound of salmon fillets, a cup of Blood Mary sauce mix, ¼ teaspoon pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt. Arrange the fillets in a baking pan. Sprinkle pepper and salt. Pour the sauce mix over the fillets. Place inside a broiler that was preheated for five minutes. Cook for five minutes to seven minutes.
Aside from broiling and smoking, deep frying and pan frying are the other quick ways of cooking the fish. To add variation to the fish when fried, you can spread butter or margarine on the seafood before putting on a pan. You can also top it with grated Parmesan cheese to improve its flavor and taste. Serve it with your desired dipping and a cup of rice or a delectable side dish.