Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Quick Lemon Salmon

Blog's Category: My Own Fast and Easy, My Staple Food

Yesterday, it was really hot and steamy July Sunday here, in Ohio. There was fresh salmon in a fridge to be cooked, big desire to enjoy my usual salmon baked with lemon and zero desire to turn on the oven. So I desided to make stove top pouched salmon with lemon. It took no more than 10 minutes from start to finish and I thought well, quick, no oven involed - it's just perfect recipe for summer salmon! So here it is.
- You can add flavors to salmon in many other ways different from adding lemon: thinly sliced tomato, pesto, teriyaki just to name few of them.
- Also it's you choice to add a splash of olive oil or piece of butter or even nothing at all for super-lean dish.

Taste Description
With a nice lemony fragrance, beautifully pinkish in color, it's the most delicate and juicy salmon you ever ate.

How to Serve
We were eating it with a side of macaroni pesto salad. But it would be great with a rice, mashed potato or stir-fried vegetables.

- Keep in mind that the most tender Quick Lemon Salmon will come out of regular farm-raised salmon fillet. Wild salmon or Sock-eye salmon will be tougher but of course healtier version of this dish.

Quick Lemon Salmon

For about 4 servings: 

1 lb fresh salmon fillet
1 lemon, zested and then cut in half
1/3 tsp dry italian herbs
2-3 tbs olive oil
dash of salt
black pepper (optional)

- Cut fillet to have two pieces per serving.

- Place skillet with an olive oil on medium-low heat. Put pieces of salmon into the skillet - no need to wait until skillet will heat up.

- In a couple minutes, when you just notice a sizzling - turn heat to the lowest, sprinkle lemon zest, herbs,salt and pepper (if using) on a top of salmon pieces. Squeeze juice from half of the lemon over the salmon, cover tightly with a lid and cook at very low heat for about 4-5 minutes. Make sure you do not cook for too long - your salmon can become tougher and drier.

- Serve salmon right away and enjoy! Isn't it quicky and delicious fix?!

Tender and steamy - it's ready to be served!

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