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How to prepare salmon???

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I went grocery shopping over my lunch hour and the store had fresh(not frozen) Copper River salmon and it was on sale (but still kinda expensive!!)
For those who aren't aware this is wild Alaskan salmon.
Anyhow I'm going to have some for supper (YUMMY!!!!!)
I've cooked salmon bunches of times but Neil says we should try to grill it.
Any suggestions???

Thanks.
post #2 of 25
I've gotten quite a few recipes from recipezaar.com. So far, none of them have let me down.
post #3 of 25
I always grill my salmon. One of my favorite things is to crush up cashews and encrust the salmon with them. Then melt butter and drizzle it over the top.

When I put fish on the grill I pour olive oil into a bowl and then soak a few paper towels in the oil. Then rub the grill down with the paper towels, it helps keep the fish from sticking.
post #4 of 25
I tend to broil it with lemon butter. Haven't tried grilling yet.

That could be because I don't have a grill, but ya know
post #5 of 25
If I were grilling a salmon I would take a thick aluminum foil or 2 sheets of a thinner foil, put the salmon in the foil, squeeze lemon juice over it, some fresh dill (or dried if you don't have fresh), lightly salt and pepper the inside of the fish, brush with melted butter, tightly close the foil, twist the ends closed and grill. The salmon will basically "steam" and be delectable.

I also do my veggies this way - put together serving size packets of mixed veggie (whatever I have on hand, i.e., potatoes, carrots, broccoli, green beans, onion - cut potatoes, carrots and broccoli into bite size pieces - add butter, salt and pepper, parsley [or fresh basil, cilantro or whatever you like], close the packets up and grill them along with the salmon/meat. They turn out lovely that way.
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by GailC
I went grocery shopping over my lunch hour and the store had fresh(not frozen) Copper River salmon and it was on sale (but still kinda expensive!!)
For those who aren't aware this is wild Alaskan salmon.
Anyhow I'm going to have some for supper (YUMMY!!!!!)
I've cooked salmon bunches of times but Neil says we should try to grill it.
Any suggestions???

Thanks.
I grill salmon all the time in the summer. And the best batch I have grilled so far, is by taking the salmon, and placing it in enough aluminum foil to be able to make like a packet. Once you have in the middle of the foil add your seasonings...I use Old Bay seasonings, some meat tenderizer, Durkees Grill Mates for fish, some lemon powder, and then a little bit of garlic powder, then take olive oil and put on top of it and flip the salmon until both sides are well seasoned. Take the aluminum foil and fold it into a packet and place it on the grill. If the salmon is thinly sliced, it wont take long to cook, the thicker they are, the longer they take. Just keep an eye on it so it doesnt burn. But the aluminum foil in combination with the above seasonings left the salmon juicy and flavorful. My father loves it!
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
If I were grilling a salmon I would take a thick aluminum foil or 2 sheets of a thinner foil, put the salmon in the foil, squeeze lemon juice over it, some fresh dill (or dried if you don't have fresh), lightly salt and pepper the inside of the fish, brush with melted butter, tightly close the foil, twist the ends closed and grill. The salmon will basically "steam" and be delectable.

I also do my veggies this way - put together serving size packets of mixed veggie (whatever I have on hand, i.e., potatoes, carrots, broccoli, green beans, onion - cut potatoes, carrots and broccoli into bite size pieces - add butter, salt and pepper, parsley [or fresh basil, cilantro or whatever you like], close the packets up and grill them along with the salmon/meat. They turn out lovely that way.

I do this as well, but I also add a healthy tablespoon or 4 of minced garlic and about tablespoon of chives.
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
I do this as well, but I also add a healthy tablespoon or 4 of minced garlic and about tablespoon of chives.
MMMMM like the sound of the chives but not fond of too much garlic with vegetables - prefer garlic with meat or bruschetta or the like.

Oh, but roasted garlic - mmmmmm good!
post #9 of 25
Wow! I usually just open the can and the cats eat it just fine. But if you want to try to grill it....
(I don't like fish much, but the cats do! Can you tell?)
post #10 of 25
I grill salmon, too. It's my favorite fish. I like to marinate it in teriyaki sauce.
post #11 of 25
Be sure to try to get a cedar plank to grill it on, it's yummy.
post #12 of 25
I marinate almost everything, and almost everything is a good marinade...I think it's starting to annoy my fiance'
post #13 of 25
I broil mine, too. I do have a grill but it's an itty bitty charcoal thing and I almost caught myself on fire when I made chicken a few weeks ago. NEVER, ever, let a pyromaniac be in charge of the grill...

Also, Pinot Noir goes wonderfully with salmon. IF you are serving wine with your dinner???
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
I marinate almost everything, and almost everything is a good marinade...I think it's starting to annoy my fiance'
I am marinade happy too
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
I will try cooking it in the AL Foil. I usually broil with a mix of lemon juice/melted butter and vermouth (if I don't have a bottle of white wine open) THen season with a bit of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper!!
I do have a nice bottle of Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc thats is speaking to me to drink it!!
I'll let you know how it turns out!!

FYI: my Martha Stewart tip: I have a bottle of each dry and sweet vermouth so if I need a small bit of wine in a recipe I use these instead. If I won't drink it I won't cook with it!!
post #16 of 25
My salmon technique is very easy and very yummy.

Rinse salmon and pat dry.
Put on cookie sheet lined with foil (to keep from sticking).
Turn on oven to 350 degrees F (I use the toaster oven when cooking a small fillet)

Sprinkle fish with:
salt to taste
garlic powder
lots of dill weed (fresh is best, but I never have any, so I use dried)
and ground black pepper (not the powdery stuff in the can)

Cook 15-20 minutes until done.

This takes about 3 minutes to prepare and tastes like it took hours to put together! I make it for company quite often and always get rave reviews.
post #17 of 25
Renae! Renae! Renae!

I've MISSED you!
post #18 of 25
Hey Deb!!!!
post #19 of 25
Another good way to make salmon, IMO. Dredge in a mixture of bread crumbs and parmesan, then pan fry. Yummy. You could also rub a little olive oil on the salmon, then rub on a spice mix--jerk seasoning or whatever you like--before grilling.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Deb25
I grill salmon, too. It's my favorite fish. I like to marinate it in teriyaki sauce.
me too. mmmmmmm

I love salmon. i usually steam it in the microwave though.
post #21 of 25
A very simple and effective approach, when grilling, is to brush grill and fish with a little olive oil, sprinkle fish with lots of freshly ground black pepper and a little ground anise, and use the 10-minute rule, i.e. no more than 10 minutes total cooking time per inch thickness (I prefer slightly less time, actually). Flip steaks about halfway through time, fillets slightly longer on first side. Incidentally, fillets will lift off the skin, when you turn them, and you can discard the skin and serve skinless fillets with no fuss. Very tasty, and butter soft.
post #22 of 25
I've never grilled salmon, I usually broil it. My favorite way is a little butter, italian seasoning, garlic, and some romano cheese. Yummmmm.

How did grilling work yesterday Gail??
post #23 of 25
MMmm eveything here sounds so good! I've never had fresh salmon - I always eat it tinned!
post #24 of 25
Thread Starter 
I used AL foil, and drizzled melted butter,lemon juice, fresh ground pepper and Chesapeake Bay seasoning (just like Old Bay except from www.Penzey's.com!!)
Put on grill for about 11 minutes. It was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Neil couldn't seem to taste a difference between this fresh from Alaska and the usual frozen farm raised stuff we buy. He just doesn't have as good as taste buds as mine I guess. The grilled asparagus was yummy too!! Only 19 more days of that for the year so I better enjoy it.
Thanks for all the tips!!
post #25 of 25
i use either a olive oil and herb mix brushed on or brown sugar and honey brushed on... grill till flakey
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