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Old 04-14-2005, 07:17 PM   #1
Joshua Newman
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While I've long intended to put salmon into my meal rotation, something about the canned version has always grossed me out, and the slow speed of oven baking has kept me away from fresh filets.

On a date earlier this week, however, I discovered that you can apparently bake fresh salmon in the microwave: drop the filet into a glass dish, toss in some olive oil or marinade, cover loosely, then nuke on high for four or five minutes. Comes out baked to flaky perfection.

As that's even faster than grilling steak or chicken breast on my trusty Foreman, it seems salmon will finally be making its way into my home-cooked meal lineup.

Give it a try; you'll be shocked at how well it works.
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:20 PM   #2
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try it with chopped onions and tomato and covered with plastic wrap. OR

marinate with lemon juice and soy sauce (a family favorite)

Happy cooking!
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Old 04-15-2005, 04:44 AM   #3
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We use either the G foreman grill, or my outside grill, or just bake it in the oven. I like to marinate it in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and spices.
I agree on the canned salmon, but if you prepare it ala Robb Wolf's Performance menu, you'll find it quite delicious: http://www.crossfitnorcal.com/pmenu/index.php
Bon Appetit!
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Old 04-15-2005, 05:25 AM   #4
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I've found salmon always sticks to the Foreman, disintegrating on removal, and leaving behind a nearly impossible to clean layer of burnt sticky residue. Hence my excitement in finding a fast cooking approach from which it's a bit easier for my kitchen to recover.
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:43 AM   #5
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If you look in the culinary shops, you will find a hinged wire contraption for grilling. Stick your salmon and vegetables in it and grill away. If you have problems with the fish staying together, or sticking to the grill, try wrapping it in a cabbage leaf.

What can I say, when you are not real good looking, you gotta have some way to win over the pretty girl in the next apartment! Cooking works really well.
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:28 AM   #6
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A hot non-stick skillet with a little olive oil works great. Season the fillet with a little salt & pepper. Then place it in the pan when the pan is good and hot. A couple minutes on each side (depending on thickness). I like it cooked medium and still a little rare in the middle. Obviously, it should be a fresh piece of fish.

That works for most fish not just salmon.

If you're not zoning, I would deglaze the pan with some white wine and butter. Throw in some capers & shallots and the juice of 1/2 lemon.

If you are zoning, then take 8 cups of broccoli and start chewing!

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Old 04-15-2005, 11:39 AM   #7
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I'm big on grilling it outside when the weather is right...but I've also found that a steamer works quite well for cooking a salmon filet/steak. Roughly 20 minutes, depending on the thickness.
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Old 04-15-2005, 12:04 PM   #8
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Come to think of it Joshua, I don't know if my wife uses the Foreman grill for Salmon. When I cook it myself, I use the oven, or outside grill.
Haven't tried nuking it.
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Old 04-15-2005, 04:38 PM   #9
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I like to put some foil down on the grill and put the salmon on skin side down. When it's done, I lift the meat off w/a spatula, leaving the skin stuck to the foil. Foil and skin go into the trash. Works well and keeps the grill from getting all fouled up.
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Old 04-15-2005, 05:05 PM   #10
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But the skin is so delicious...
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