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what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 12, 2014 06:44AM
looking to keep it simple.

this looks good - [www.foodnetwork.com]

I've had really good luck in the past with salmon. easy to cook, tastes great, and good for you.

i'd like to add a grain and a veg. i'd like to figure out quinoa.

any advice?

(yes, this will be v-day dinner)

thx!



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: miK.
Date: February 12, 2014 06:54AM
My Top 5 Favorite Ways

1. Grill it.
2. Grill it.
3. Grill it.
4. Grill it.
5. Grill it.

smiling smiley





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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: DP
Date: February 12, 2014 07:04AM
My favorite way is to cook it for someone else...
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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 12, 2014 07:12AM
thoroughly.....??



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: haikuman
Date: February 12, 2014 07:30AM
One of the best ways for me is to start with a whole Salmon that
is purchased fresh then almost frozen by me before cooking.

Place the Salmon in double layers of foil add butter, lemon juice,
salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning. Then close the foil and
place on your grill. Turn the Salmon over after about 10-15 minutes.
After about 10 minutes on the udder side place the salmon on its
back open the foil add a little more butter and lemon.

The size of your Salmon makes a difference when considering cooking times.

After you open the foil and season again place alder or mesquite
chips that have been soaked in clean fresh water on the coals.

Apple chips work, guava chips or your favorite wood chips for smoking.
I have only used the ones mentioned and some prune wood chips.

Then just check regularly. I actually start with the Salmon almost frozen.
You will end up with a delicious Salmon that is moist and not over
cooked.

Monitoring closely is key to not over cooking. I like whole Salmon
cooked this way. It will "broke your mouth" it's so good, as we say in Maui.

When grilling Salmon steaks I also use foil and banana leaves often before
direct contact with the grill.

Naturally you can season as you please and to your on tastes.

Rudie *(:>*



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 12, 2014 07:42AM
Paul F. sez "Sushi!"

salmon tartare, fresh.



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: Pam
Date: February 12, 2014 07:42AM
I only use olive oil and grill. For quinoa, make sure you rinse throughly before cooking. Otherwise, it's pretty much like cooking rice. I like a baked (not nuked) sweet potato and grilled asparagus (make sure to salt) with my salmon.
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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: haikuman
Date: February 12, 2014 07:45AM
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Steve G.
Paul F. sez "Sushi!"

AWESOME Photo ~!~ Thank you smiley-score010



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: February 12, 2014 08:22AM
I sprinkle it liberally with lemon pepper and then broil it a few minutes on each side—must still be pinkish when it comes out. I will sometimes put a dollop of hollandaise or honey mustard on the plate to gild the lily.
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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: dmann
Date: February 12, 2014 08:24AM
I agree with grilling, but a cold poached salmon is good stuff, too. My go-to prep is an Asian style sauce (teriyaki, soy, etc.) served with stir fry veggies and rice but I do the preps below as well.

Quinoa is great because it has protein. Cous Cous is another nice way to add a grain. For both of these, experiment with liquids other than or in addition to water. It will definitely increase the flavor punch. Broth, wine and even hard cider and beer can be used with delicious results.

For other salmon prep (oven, pan fry or grill): I have done a cedar plank in the oven. It is good, but not as good as cedar plank on the grill.

Blackened with sauteed peppers and onions
Cajun seasoned with root veggies
BBQ with grilled Asparagus
Cold poached is great over a salad- spinach salad is my personal preference.

I think I need some salmon sushi for lunch today. smiling smiley

Enjoy!!
DM
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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: February 12, 2014 08:28AM
On the grill, I prefer a cedar plank, salmon skin side down and lightly salt, either sea salt or kosher salt.

I then cover it with a metal baking pan to allow the hot air to circulate over the top of the salmon.

You do not need to turn the fish over, just remove from grill when cooked to your desired doneness. I like mine about medium.

You may then use a spatula to gently slide under the salmon leaving the skin on the plank. Later you may clean the plank for reuse.

I top mine with a teaspoon of garlic butter and a little pepper.

Very easy to do.



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 12, 2014 08:30AM
Sprinkled with almond slices.



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: Schpark
Date: February 12, 2014 09:09AM
I second the cedar plank on the grill with some dill. Squeeze of lemon wedge at the table.



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 12, 2014 09:12AM
Salmon is my wife's favorite meal. I cook with alder wood after sprinkling with salmon seasoning from traeger. I leave it dry for my wife but add teriyaki for myself. I serve with rice and broccoli.



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: 3d
Date: February 12, 2014 09:16AM
Quote
miK.

That's overdone in my opinion. I like it very pink in the middle.
If you don't have one already, get a digital meat thermometer for precise cooking temps.
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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 12, 2014 09:48AM
with a smile and a good attitude.....???



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 12, 2014 09:54AM
I always throw mine in the smoker for a few hours. yum smiley

I can't get past that technique to prepare it any other way.

Probably not practical for your location/event though.



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: February 12, 2014 10:10AM
Here are some ideas from a friend and local salmon troller ...

[www.capecleare.com]
[recipes.alaskaseafood.org]

Yes, it's so difficult living in salmon heaven ...



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: davester
Date: February 12, 2014 10:11AM
Grilling is good and easy, but baking in parchment retains more of the flavor. I like to do it this way with the salmon resting on a bed of cooked wild rice and overlain with a sautéed assortment of mushrooms. What you should never do is smother it with heavily flavored sauces...salt, pepper and butter or olive oil are all you need.



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 12, 2014 10:30AM
with nothing but an apron on......??



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 12, 2014 10:40AM
i will consider grilling once the polar vortex has passed.



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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 12, 2014 11:16AM
a quick grilling at relatively high heat will sear the outside and retain the moisture of the interior. however, it does mean the salmon may be a bit undercooked on the inside. I try to never buy farmed salmon and only recommend this method for wild caught, fresh salmon. Coho season is coming up!!! and I get very excited for that.

try a spice rub with cumin, if you like that: cumin, paprika, small amounts of onion powder and salt. rub over fish and let sit for 20m or so. grill or broil.
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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 12, 2014 11:20AM
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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 12, 2014 11:38AM
Nice catch.




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Re: what are your favorite ways to cook salmon
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 12, 2014 12:09PM
I didn't learn to like salmon until later in life, like pork, until I had it properly cooked.

It still amazes me that it can taste soooo good with so little preparation (talkin' fillets, here).

My one complaint is that portions in restaurants are always too small. Give me something about half the size of those heart-attack monster burgers you see online.

And yes, I'll take fries with that. (And maybe a small side salad.)




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