Salmon Recipes For Beginners – How To Cook Salmon


Salmon Recipes

If you never liked the taste of fish, the tastiest and most nutrition-rich fish that can start consuming to start loving the taste is salmon. This breed of fish looks “raw” and has an appearance of red steak – it’s one of the most expensive and tastiest fishes one can purchase. Why eat salmon? The main reason is that it roughly contains the same vitamin/mineral contents as broccoli or spinach. The best part – salmon is easy to cook and there are many salmon recipes, which we’ll cover in this guide (most of them are gluten-free):

Salmon Recipes
Salmon Recipes

Most salmon recipes recommend mix salmon with tasty sauces such as cinnamon, honey, and soy sauce. The main advantage to salmon recipes is that they work both ways – the fish can be cooked in an oven (with the added sauces) or directly grilled as BBQ. Often times fish falls apart or loses taste when it’s grilled, but not salmon.

Selecting Salmon For Our Salmon Recipes

We recommend purchasing processed salmon from the supermarket rather than the butcher, because they are easier to cook as they have no bones – the tail is also tasty and crispy. To keep a person full, you need around 250 grams. Therefore for a family-sized dinner, you should prepare 1 kilo/2lbs of salmon. Now to get to our salmon recipes – the best way to “prepare” the salmon is to spread out syrup or soy sauce over it – you can also spread out honey to give it a nice taste. Then you should sprinkle a bit of cinnamon to finish it off.

Raw Salmon
Raw Salmon

How To Bake Salmon?

The most efficient way to bake it is to turn on your oven to a high setting and leave it for a good 10-15 minutes. You don’t have to conduct many checks, only pull it out once and see if the middle is cooked well. Most people choose to cook it raw, but covering it in syrup or honey tends to give it a much sweeter and pleasant taste – as opposed to a raw fish taste.

What To Mix It With?

If you want to try out a different variation of the syrup/honey sauce, you should try salmon with peanut sauce. This is one of the tastiest variations, although it’s a bit less gluten-free and has more calories. Simply go to your supermarket and pick up a peanut sauce that you can soak your salmon in. The same procedure applies for cooking salmon with peanut sauce – simply leave it in the oven for a solid 10-15 minutes and you’re ready to serve! You must make sure the person you’re serving to is not allergic to peanuts and that they’re comfortable consuming high-calorie foods because although the salmon is very low-calorie, peanut sauce tends to have 500-600 calories per 100 grams.

How To Serve Salmon Pieces?

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Salmon

Greens Served With Salmon

When the salmon is cooked, there are a few things you can add to the side to make the meals tastier – one of them is to chop up little bits of carrot and serve them. You can chop up carrots, put them in boiling water and wait the same amount of time as you do for the salmon to cook – around 10-15 minute. Once they’re boiled, the carrots will have a smooth, mushy taste. You can take a bit of honey, dip the boiled carrots in it and serve them on the side with the salmon. This will give you a very sweet taste and make consuming the salmon a very pleasant experience.

What To Add To Salmon Recipes

The best way to serve salmon is to mix it up with steamed vegetables – these are usually carrots or broccoli (if you prefer a high-nutrition combination). There is also the possibility to combine it with rice, as many salmon recipes tend to mix rice with salmon servings – especially in East Asia. Making salmon doesn’t have to be hard – in fact, everyone can experience tasty salmon recipes in as little as 10 minutes – if you account how nutritious this food is, it’s really a no brainer.

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