It is my salmon and I want it now!
Salmon is one of the most popular types of fish! It is known to be rich in omega-3 fatty acid. Some people have even considered doing the salmon diet… where they only eat salmon, it is crazy I know, but can you blame them this kind of diet was sponsored by Hollywood films.
I personally can live on salmon no problem however I would rather not… to pretend that my body is healthy and full of nutrients.
On my last shopping spree, I bought a whole salmon fish. I wanted to try filleting myself at the end of the filleting process I had around 16 pieces of salmon fillets. So, I got the idea to do a different recipe for each salmon fillet. The recipes were inspired from different parts of the world, like India, Japan, America, Mexico and a combination of Mediterranean/middle eastern countries.
Indian inspired recipe
The main ingredients were mango, chili and masala fish spices. A combination that might be bizarre to be put on a salmon fish but trust me it works together flawlessly.
- 2 table spoons of mango spices
- 2 table spoons of masala fish spices
- 1 table spoons of chili paste
- 1 tsp of yogurt
- Optional – mango pieces and chili flakes.
Japanese inspired recipe
You can go in so many different directions when it comes to Japanese inspired salmon. I chose to do a teriyaki and sesame seed covered salmon. This one was a real challenge as I decided to make the teriyaki sauce from scratch. Nonetheless, I had certain components such as mirin and sake missing. It failed and so I ended up using ready teriyaki sauce.
- 2 table spoons of teriyaki sauce
- 2 table spoon of sesame seeds
American inspired recipe
The easiest and tastiest recipe if you like fatty food. I stuffed the salmon with cheese (I chose sharp cheddar, but you can go in various different ways). I then added this buttery garlic sauce on top.
- 2 cloves of garlic – crushed
- 200g of butter – melted
- 2-3 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mexican inspired recipe
There were two ways to go with this one. You can cover the salmon with guacamole or salsa. I went with salsa as the store didn’t have any ripped avocadoes.
- 1 diced tomato
- 2 cloves of garlic – Crushed
- A cup of cilantro – roughly chopped
- ½ cup of parsley – Roughly chopped
- 1 chopped onion
- ½ a lemon – squeezed
- 2 table spoons of chili sauce
- 1 table spoon of sriracha sauce
Mediterranean/ middle eastern inspired
My favorite! I took the element of Greek yogurt, garlic, oregano from the Mediterranean side and added zaatar for the middle eastern side. Again, an uncanny mixture but the taste speaks for itself.
- 2 table spoons of Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp of oregano
- 1tsp of mint
- 1 tsp of dried parsley
- 1table spoon of Zaatar
Note for the directions of making: Simply mix all the ingredient in a bowl and add them each on a piece of salmon. Bake or grill the salmon for 30-45min.
The following is a video that summarizes everything written above –
Until next time, crave the dish…