Fresh seafood always has the best taste. And lightly seasoned grilled fresh along with a light salad for a meal is just perfect.
Grilled Salmon Steaks
I tasted Salmon for the first time in Canada, and since then I have developed a great liking for this fish. I get a few fresh Salmon steaks, pep it with a few spices for flavor, then grill it, and there you go, healthy sea-food for your family. Pacific Pink Salmon is my favorite. Enjoy it with fresh crunchy salad on the side or savor it along with rice and a vegetable curry for a hearty meal.
Fresh Salmon Steaks ready to be marinated
Salmon fish has a unique taste, different from all other fishes. It is my favorite fish that I love to eat very often. It has a pink flesh due to pigments and is rich in proteins, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitB3 and vitB12. Lipid lowering fats like the EPA and DHA present in this cold-water oily fish can help protect from cardiovascular diseases by lowering cholesterol if regularly included in diets. Always go for the fresh or frozen, locally caught, wild salmon or any other fish from the markets, as they are the sustainable and safe option compared to the farm raised kinds, because the farm raised Salmon or any other fish for that matter are said to be fed with industrial chemicals and synthetic pigments.
Grilled Salmon Steaks
Salmon Steaks – 4
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Salt – 2 tsp
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Canola oil – 1 tsp
Marinated Salmon Steaks
1. In a small bowl, make a paste of red chilli powder, salt, lemon juice and ginger garlic paste. Rub this paste on the salmon steaks and let marinate for about 15 minutes at room temperature.
2. Heat your stove top grill pan on medium high. Sprinkle a few drops of water on it, if the water sizzles, the pan is ready.
3. Brush the grill pan with oil using a silicone brush so that the fish doesn’t stick. Gently place the salmon steaks on the grill pan and let cook 8 minutes per side or until flaky.
Note: Discard the skin after cooking, do not consume it, as it quite fatty and hence unhealthy. I usually cook the fish for 8 minutes per inch of thickness.
You could even grill them on your charcoal grill for a smoky flavor, or using the gas grill, or in the broiler, the same way.
I was reading an article in a magazine and it listed a few fish that are good in nutrition as well as good for the ocean:
Farmed Rainbow Trout
Alaskan or Canadian Sablefish
Wild Alaskan Salmon
U.S. farmed Shrimp