Best Marinated Salmon Recipe – Delicious Appetizer

About marinated salmon

 

It used to be a very occasional situation for me, to enjoy marinated salmon. I have tryied a marinated salmon on our summer holiday by the sea for the first time.

Last summer I discovered my best marinated salmon recipe. I had to try it immediately. It was a very hot summer day and I found  the idea of preparing marinated salmon for dinner great. The time showed it was a great idea, indeed. The marinated salmon is very tasty and it is a great option of serving a light dinner in the summer. Usually it is served as a small appetizer.

To make a marinated salmon is very simple and quick. But it takes a little patience to wait until a marinated salmon is served. For the best result it is good to leave a salmon to marinate over night. But if you’d like to enjoy your marinated salmon the same day it is prepared, let it rest in the fridge for at least two hours before serving.

The more fresh salmon fillets you have to marinate, the better. It is the best to cut skinless, boneless salmon fillets into the thin slices, as  you would  smoked salmon, but a little thicker.

Serve your marinated salmon with a little of marinade poured over and a small green leaf salad or a piece of crunchy fresh ciabatta bread.

I hope you will enjoy preparing your marinated salmon at home. Looking forward to receiving your comments below. :)

 

 

Best Marinated Salmon Recipe - Delicious Appetizer
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Best Marinated Salmon Recipe - Delicious Appetizer
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your fresh ingredients.
  2. Put salmon fillet on the cutting board.
  3. With a sharp knife cut the salmon fillet into the thin slices.
  4. Crush the peppercorns with mortar and pestle.
  5. In the bowl mix lemon juice with salt.
  6. Add crushed peppercorns and whisk in olive oil.
  7. Pour about a half of marinade over the bottom of the shallow glass or ceramic dish.
  8. Lay the slices of salmon on top.
  9. Pour the rest of lemon marinade over the salmon to cover it completely.
  10. Cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least two hours.
  11. Arrange your marinated salmon on the serving plates and sprinkle a freshly chopped dill over the top.
  12. Garnish with the lemon wedges and serve immediately.
  13. Enjoy your best marinated salmon.
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Quick and Easy Chicken Breast Recipe – Lemon Makes It Refreshing

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There are so many variations of cooking a chicken breasts on the stove! Every time I need to cook a tasty dinner and I don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, I follow this quick and easy chicken breast recipe.

What I like about cooking a chicken breasts, is that it never takes a long time to prepare them.  In this simple, but a  delicious dish, I combine a fresh chicken breasts with quite a large amount of white onions and green olives. Adding the ingredients one by one while cooking a chicken breasts slowly, allowes the chicken to absorp the different tastes gradually. A taste of fresh lemon adds a special refreshing touch to your dish finally.

What makes a chicken breasts tasting special following this recipe,  is using a little saffron, which adds a significant colour to the chicken also.

There is no need to make an additional side dish to serve your chicken breasts with olives and lemon. I’ve tried to serve a simple cooked brown rice. It was a great combination! Also the brown rice is a very healthy side dish, rich in minerals and vitamins.

For the best result, it is good to soak the brown rice in the cold water for half an hour before you start to cook. Soaking in the water helps the rice to soften better.

Follow the simple steps to cook the brown rice:

  1. Soak the brown rice in the cold water for an hour and half.
  2. In the pot heat 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Rinse the brown rice in water.
  4. Add 1 cup of brown rice to the pot.
  5. Cover the brown rice with 2 and 1/2 cups cold water.
  6. Season with a little sea salt.
  7. Wait until it starts to boil.
  8. Lower the heat.
  9. Cook 30 minutes over a very low heat.
  10. Serve and enjoy.

I hope you will enjoy cooking your quick and easy chicken breasts dinner. I’d be more than happy to receiving your comments below. :)

Quick and Easy Chicken Breast Recipe - Lemon Makes It Refreshing
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Quick and Easy Chicken Breast Recipe - Lemon Makes It Refreshing
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your fresh ingredients.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into the bite sized pieces.
  3. In the large bowl combine chicken breasts, turmeric, saffron, sea salt and black pepper. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes to absorb the spices properly.
  4. In the large frying pan heat olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Add chicken breasts into the pan and cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add sliced onions and about 1/2 cup water.
  7. Lower the heat, cover and let it simmer slowly for 20 minutes.
  8. Add olives and lemon and cook for 10 more minutes.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy.
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How To Bake Whole Fish – In the Salt Crust

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Baking a whole fresh fish in the oven remains as a great option to make a fish dinner anytime. There are many tips how to improve baking your whole fish to make it tasting delicious.

I found  baking a whole fish in a salt crust  the best option ever. I prepare a white fish this way everytime. The salt crust, which forms around the fish during baking, helps to keep all the juices inside of the fish, so as a result of slow baking process in the salt crust, you will enjoy delicious and juicy white meat.

I have tried two ways of preparing the salt for baking. I use a coarse sea salt only. One option is to add two egg whites into the salt and combine. Second option is a combining of  one whole egg with the coarse sea salt. Both options worked well for me! :) I never forget to grate a fresh lemon zest into the salt mixture. This will help to make your fish more aromatic. Even during the baking it smells great.

When ready, your fish requires a little attention before served. But it definitely is worth it. Let the fish rest for about 15 minutes after removing from the oven. Then simply break the salt crust with the help of cutlery knife and set the salt crust pieces aside. Transfer the fish to the clean baking tray. Remove the head and by using a sharp knife, cut the fish along the spine, then open up the fish, so it divides into the halves and remove all the bones by your hand easily. Now it is the time to arrange the meat on the serving plates, while trying to keep all the juices inside.

I love serving white fish with a simple fresh green salad.

 

Make your green salad more colourful with cherry tomatoes and baby mozarella.

 

  • In the large salad bowl combine one package of rocket leaves, 100 g halved cherry tomatoes and 1 cup baby mozzarellas.
  • Toss to combine all the ingredients properly.
  • Pour 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar and 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil over your salad.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge if not serving straight away.

 

Hope you will get inspired by my recipe about how to bake a whole fish in the salt crust. I’d be more than happy if you can leave me your comments below. Enjoy your cooking!

How To Bake Whole Fish - In the Salt Crust
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The best baking whole white fish recipe ever.
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4 people
How To Bake Whole Fish - In the Salt Crust
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The best baking whole white fish recipe ever.
Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Prepare your fresh ingredients.
  2. Whisk two egg whites.
  3. In the large bowl combine well coarse sea salt, grated lemon zest and egg whites.
  4. Get yourself a large baking sheet.
  5. Cover the baking sheet surface with a thin layer of the salt mixture.
  6. Arrange fish on the salt layer.
  7. Spread olive oil all over the fish and from inside.
  8. Season fish with sea salt inside.
  9. Cut lemon into thin circles.
  10. Place lemon circles inside of each fish, about three lemon circles per fish.
  11. Cover fish with the rest of the salt mixture properly.
  12. Place the tray into the oven.
  13. Bake 35 minutes at 400F/200C.
  14. Remove from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes before starting to put the salt crust aside.
  15. Enjoy your delicious dinner!
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