What is your favorite dish? For me there is hardly anything better than a good old baked or grilled salmon. Simple as it is, no heavy cream sauces or nut coating. Nothing like this. I always have a couple of steaks in my fridge as I’m such a salmon lover. Apart from its divine taste, it is so simple to cook! Believe it or not, you just need a fish steak, spices you love most (I always go for chili powder, black pepper and pink himalayan salt) and an oven. THAT easy, I swear. Not to reveal all the details and leave something for the recipe section, I’d better mention that I literally just used everything I had in the fridge so far. I didn’t need any extras. And as this post ties back to the Recipe Redux March Theme – we were asked to Spring Clean The Kitchen – I may say without any fear that I successfully completed this given task.
Baked Salmon Steaks:
- 2 boneless salmon steaks
- spices of your choice (chili powder, black pepper, salt)
- balsamic cream
- aluminium foil
- Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line the baking dish with aluminium foil. Get a big piece so that you’ll be able to fold the sides to form a “lid”.
- Release your steaks from the fridge. Pat them dry and put onto the prepared foil. Sprinkle them with spices and a bit of lemon juice.
- Now fold the sides of the foil and shape something like a lid or a dome. We need that to make the heat inside this foil pocket more intense.
- Put salmon into the oven and let it bake for 23-25 minutes (depending on how big the fish is).
- Meanwhile, boil the rice and set it aside.
- Release salmon form the oven and serve immediately. Don;t forget to pour balsamic reduction/cream all over.
As I told you, you can’t make it easier! You don’t need to use any extra oil – salmon has it all inside and it is quite enough to get a juicy flavorsome flesh in the output. Talking about the health benefits, salmon is a real nutritional marvel – it is an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals. What is more, this fish provides Omega-3 acids essential to our health and well being.