Everybody loves a good fish dish in the winters. It is one of the most ordered food in the restaurants. Plus, fish is loaded with protein and vitamin A, hence, it is good for people that follow a strict diet.
Nevertheless, it is easy to mess up this dish. For fish, less is more. Therefore, you need to be very careful when you are seasoning and adding spice. Your main objective must be to enhance the flavors of the fish itself rather than adding more spices to it.
Here are some recipes that you may enjoy this holiday season:
Fennel & Meyer Lemon-Stuffed Salmon
In order to make this dish, make sure you order the correct size of the fish. It is hard to de-scale it, for this, you may ask to get it done from the grocery store. If you are unable to get a larger fish, go for two small ones. However, you need to reduce the roasting time for them as they will cook faster.
You may also refer to other species of fishes like bass, tilapia or snapper.
In order to make this dish you will need the following ingredients:
- 3 Tbsp. of olive oil
- 2 shallots (diced)
- 1 large fennel bulb
- 2 tsp. of kosher salt
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 3 or 4 lemon
- 1 tsp pepper
- 5-6 pounds of salmon
For making this mouthwatering dish you will have to pre-heat the oven at 400ᵒF. Use the cooking spray to coat it over the baking tray. In a large skillet, add two tablespoons of olive oil. Add shallots until they soften up. Reduce the heat and add fennel and ¼ tsp. of salt. Cook for another 6-8 minutes until it becomes slightly brown. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Remove the skillet from the stove and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Place the whole salmon on the baking tray. Rub 1 tbsp. of olive oil on the inside of the fish. Add the mixture prepared and some salt. Insert the lemon slices into the cuts.
Roast the fish for 30-35 minutes until it is flaky. Let the fish for 10 minutes before serving it.
- Total calories: 231
- Cholesterol: 100mg
- Fat: 9 g
- Sugar: 2 g
- Protein: 31 g
Cocoa-Rubbed Salmon with Orange Salsa
Cocoa is best for barbecued items. It helps to enhance the charred barbecued flavor of the meat. In order to make this scrumptious dish you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 tsp of cocoa powder
- ½ tsp of cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp of paprika
- 2 tsp of coriander
- 1 tsp of kosher salt
- 1 small shallot
- 2 large oranges
- 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
- 1 ½ pounds of salmon (sliced)
- 2 tbsp. of parsley
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Pre-heat the oven to 450ᵒF. Combine together paprika, brown sugar, cocoa, and cayenne in a small bowl. Put the salmon on a baking sheet and rub the mixture on it. Roast till the fish becomes opaque. This would take approximately 6-8 minutes.
Combine shallots, vinegar, and salt in another bowl. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. Add the orange zest and chopped oranges, shallots, oil, and parsley. Serve it with salsa.
- Total calories: 226
- Cholesterol: 55mg
- Fat: 9 g
- Sugar: 9 g
- Protein: 23 g