I know what you are thinking…”really, Patty made salmon and ate it???” As most of my friends would know, salmon is not something I would ever cook or eat as I have never been a fan of salmon.
I always found salmon to be a very fishy fish and I hated to cook it in the house because even the smell would bother me. Even though I know the benefits of salmon, as it’s super healthy and is very high in omega-3 fats and can even help lowering cholesterol. Yes, even with all the health benefits, I still had a hard time eating it…until now!
I recently went to a nutritionist at Healthy Root in Calabasas who evaluated my blood and informed me that I needed to stop eating all meat, YIKES! While I was okay in not eating beef, I couldn’t imagine giving up my chicken and turkey, can you imagine giving up your favorite meats? It’s now been over 2 months and I can honestly say, I don’t miss eating the meat and really, I’ve enjoyed the fish, pasta and veggies.
Changing my eating habits was such a challenge for me as I was not a fan of fish and from what I learned from the nutritionist, I would be required to eating fish for most of the week. Now, I would have to challenge myself in all my eating habits if I was going to make this work for me, this was not going to be easy. I will say this, the challenge of having to change my diet not only introduced me to exploring new menus and enhancing my meals but it also changed my metabolism and I’m very happy with all my changes. I’m so very grateful to all my friends for all their support and suggestions.
This salmon dish is super easy and healthy. I wanted to share a little secret for cooking your salmon, for every inch of thickness that the fish is, cook your salmon for 10 minutes. You do not need a ruler as you can eye ball it and you will find that your salmon will always cook up perfect. If you like it a little under baked then just remove it a few minutes earlier.
Basically you take your salmon and place it on parchment paper (if you do not have parchment paper, you can just spray the pan and place your fish, skin down, on the baking sheet)
season it with salt and pepper and a little olive oil
I then put Thai chilli peppers and put them on top (Thai chilli peppers are very hot and they are not required for this dish)
here it is on top
I baked the salmon for 12 minutes
covered it with aluminum foil for 5 minutes
I sliced it (see the skin on the parchment?)
see how easy it removed from the skin?
I put it on a platter
and then I placed it on a plate and put some jalapeno and caper drizzle on top
For the drizzle, I sliced some jalapeno, shown below (I also added some serrano but serrano are not needed for this recipe)
I put them in rice vinegar
added salt and olive oil, then I drizzled it over my cooked salmon…YUMMY!!!!
Cooking the salmon this way has made me a fish lover or I should say a salmon lover. You can bake the salmon with just a little oil, salt and pepper and make a herb drizzle or a salsa to serve with it. You can make this for your guests and they will become salmon lovers as well!
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