الاثنين، 4 فبراير، 2013

Parmesan-Spice Salmon

When cooked right, salmon is not just tasty, but it is also protein-rich, filled with Omega fatty acids, easy to digest, and filled with the goodness of phosphorus. Yet, how many of us turn away from it because it tastes bland and the generic recipes are so boring?
In this recipe which serves four people easily, we will cook it with some spices which will bring out the flavors of the fish perfectly. Serving it with a lovely garden salad of fresh vegetables will make this into a gorgeous meal which is filling, tasty, and yet perfectly balanced.
Ingredients:
  • 4 thick salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
  • Fresh garden salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber) to serve with
  • Lime wedges to serve with
Procedure:
Combine the parmesan cheese with the oregano, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, black pepper powder, allspice together. Prick the salmon all over with a fork, and apply the lemon juice and salt all over it. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
Heat a nonstick pan, and swirl it around to coat the bottom and sides. Smear the cheese-spice mixture all over the salmon pieces, and rub it in. Place each salmon piece in the pan, creating a single layer if this cannot be achieved in one go, you can “fry” the salmon in two batches. Do flip or touch the fish for 4-5 minutes, allowing a crust to form. Flip over, and cook the other side till a crust develops, about 4-5 minutes.
Remove the salmon and serve with a big helping of salad and a wedge of lime.
The tiny bot of grated parmesan will not just help develop a gorgeous crust, it will also enhance the flavors of the fish incredibly.

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