Sunday, October 2, 2011

Simple Salmon Steak Recipe

Salmon doesn't come cheap, because it's a cold water fish and is full of healthy fats (omega). I love salmon sashimi and whenever we have a meal at a Japanese restaurant, I will surely have an order of salmon.

Once a while, hubby and I would treat ourselves and get some nice looking salmon steaks, to cook at home. The first time we bought some, was from Jusco 1U, when the supermarket reopened after a much talked about renovation to upgrade the old 1U wing. We were doing some grocery shopping and came across some good looking salmon pieces on display, bought a couple and pan seared them at home. Yummeh! I'm going to share a very simple salmon steak recipe here.

2 salmon steaks (about 300 grams per piece)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp butter
Ground black pepper
3-4 tbps oil for searing

Pinkish delight~

Pat dry the salmon and place them onto a wide dish. Rub the butter all over the salmon flesh and skin. Then rub some salt onto the skin side of the salmon, this would make the skin crispy. Sprinkle the rest onto the flesh. Ground some black pepper over the salmon and let it sit for a while.

Whoopeee...! See all the omega?!


Heat up a wide pan and pour the oil. When the oil is hot, sear the salmon, about 2 minutes on each side. If you bought a thicker piece, then you need to sear it longer, so adjust accordingly. The salmon is done when the flesh is about golden brown and flakes when you poke a fork through. Drizzle with white sauce if you please (we like it as it is). Enjoy!