Salmon with Lemon, Capers, & Rosemary

Salmon with Lemon, Capers, & Rosemary

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for simple and healthy salmon recipes. A few weeks ago, I came across Giada De Laurentiis’s recipe for “Salmon with Lemon, Capers, and Rosemary” on the Food Network website. I have been dying for the opportunity to try it. So on a recent to Costco trip, I was able to purchased some Atlantic salmon farmed in Norway. It is rated by the Seafood Watch as a “good alternative.” I have their app on my cell and I don’t buy any fish unless it is recommended by them.

As luck would have it, I had all the ingredients at home—even the fresh ones, lemon and rosemary. Apparently, capers don’t go bad, because they are in a brine of vinegar; so I was all set to prepare this delicious dish! What makes this recipe dummy proof is that you cook the fish in foil packets in a pan over the cooktop or just on the grill. It comes out very moist and tasty! I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Salmon with Lemon, Capers, & Rosemary

 

Salmon with Lemon, Capers, & Rosemary

Ingredients:

  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • ¼ cup organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 8 lemon slices (about 2 lemons)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice ( about 1 lemon)
  • ½ cup Marsala wine or white wine
  • 4 teaspoons capers
  • 4 pieces of aluminum foil

Directions:

  1. Brush the tops and bottoms of the fillets with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Place each piece of salmon in the center of the foil—large enough to fold and seal.
  2. Place two slices of lemon on each fillet, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoons wine, and finally, add 1 teaspoon capers.
  3. Wrap up the fish tightly in the foil.
  4. Over medium-high heat in a large pan or over the grill, cook the fish for 10 minutes for 1-inch thick salmon. (I cooked my fish for 8 minutes, because it was thinner).
  5. Serve immediately in foil packets or remove from packets, making sure you pour all the juices over the fish.

 

Salmon with Lemon, Capers, & Rosemary

Salmon with Lemon, Capers, & Rosemary

Sesame Salmon with Green Onions

Sesame Salmon

It has been a while, since we had fresh salmon for dinner. Medical experts recommend eating fish with their heart-healthy omega-3s twice a week. So last night, I made my family’s favorite fish dish, “Sesame Salmon with Green Onions.” It is a very simple recipe to make with a short cooking time! Using toasty sesame seeds, salty soy sauce and savory green onions, this delicious and healthy dish can become one of your family favorites too!

Sesame Salmon with Green Onions

Ingredients for Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon organic sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

Ingredients for Salmon:

  • 1 pound salmon fillet, sliced into 4 portions
  • 1 tablespoon organic sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced on the diagonal

Directions:

  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the lemon juice, oil and soy sauce. Add salmon and marinade for 30 minutes.
  2. Using a small bowl, whisk together the oils, soy sauce and sesame seeds. Set aside.
  3. Turn on the broiler. Using a foil-lined broiling pan, add the salmon, skin side up. Place in the broiler, using the rack approximately 6-inches from the heating element, for about 4 minutes, until skin turns golden brown.
  4. Take the salmon out of the oven. Turn the fish over, skin side down. Sprinkle each piece with salt and pepper. Add soy sauce-sesame seed mixture to the fish. Cook for another 4 minutes, until golden brown. Cooking time will vary according to salmon thickness.
  5. Sprinkle with green onions and serve. 4 servings.

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