Ideas to help the DC enjoy salmon?

(24 Posts)
Lovepancakes Thu 29-Sep-16 14:24:47

I would simply love to hear your successes as every time I say it's salmon DD in particular looks most disappointed!

I tend to cook it fairly briefly in a hot oven and serve with rice and admittedly it's not very exciting.

Please can you tell me if anyone has a brilliant suggestion that is more exciting?

SadSock Thu 29-Sep-16 14:26:21

It's not exactly brilliant but I break it up after cooking and mix it into pasta or rice with peas and sweetcorn! DS prefers mixed into something rather than in 1 big piece

Canyouforgiveher Thu 29-Sep-16 14:29:20

I use a Pioneer woman recipe for honey soy salmon. Usually I make stir fry vegetables to go with it. By far the most successful salmon recipe to get family to eat it.

thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/honey-soy-salmon/

A friend of mine brushes it with a curry paste before roasting - also nice.

Lovepancakes Thu 29-Sep-16 14:38:05

sadsock that is in fact brilliant IMO- and it'll be a nice change for all of us!

And the honey and soy looks just up DDs street . Phew and thank you as my cooking getting so predictable

Lovepancakes Thu 29-Sep-16 14:43:17

I just read the Pioneer recipe and it sounds yummy the way it goes sticky. I'll start with that and report back.
Thanks again!

Jenijena Thu 29-Sep-16 14:45:49

Fry in pan, put a large dollop of Philadelphia in to melt, break up the salmon, stir through pasta with veg (often broccoli and green beans in this house).

Teriyaki with special fried rice

In a wrap, fajita style?

80sWaistcoat Thu 29-Sep-16 14:46:19

ON a similar theme - hairy bikers salmon with ginger and chilli is really good

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2283414

didyoureally Thu 29-Sep-16 15:00:09

Someone told me to cover it with pesto before roasting. I haven't tried it but it sounds as if it could be nice.

VioletBam Thu 29-Sep-16 15:02:48

Salmon fishcakes. Mine will eat those but not as you describe. Salmon is strong and not to everyone's taste.

Leirope Thu 29-Sep-16 15:13:49

A friend made it covered in pesto for me, and it was much nicer than expected. Other than that, I usually do something similar with honey and soy sauce or make what we call salmon pasta.

Fry onion and garlic, then the salmon, add green veg (we usually do samphire or spinach and peas, but it works with just the peas, or broccoli), then just cover with double cream/ creme fraiche and cook for around 5-10 mins until reduced. Stir through tagliatelle or papardelle and top with parmesan. It also works with trout.

Leirope Thu 29-Sep-16 15:15:40

Ooh just remembered, if you feel like splashing out, M&S do a divine Honey and Ginger salmon that I covet.

twocultures Thu 29-Sep-16 15:44:21

DP isn't keen on any sort of fish but he actually enjoys mine!

Salmon fillets: season with salt, pepper, paprika, crushed garlic cloves & mixed herbs, roll in beaten egg, coat in breadcrumbs (can do gluten free as healthier option) and pop them in the oven for about 30mins (ish)
Side dish depends on preference, they go with most things.

Lovepancakes Thu 29-Sep-16 15:59:01

This is going to keep us going for weeks. Brilliant as my new resolution is to cook more fish (I don't like cooking it so never have, much)

HeyMacWey Thu 29-Sep-16 16:00:35

We wrap fillets in pancetta and oven roast with cherry tomatoes. Serve with whatever you fancy.

WindInThePussyWillows Thu 29-Sep-16 16:10:36

Salmon fish cakes
Salmon en croute
Salmon pasta bake
Cold salmon salad
Warm salmon salad

cavkc123 Thu 29-Sep-16 16:22:18

Put large flakes a creamy or tomatoes based sauce, with pasta

Spread pesto on top, cover with fresh breadcrumbs and bake until golden on top (around 20 mins)

Done on BBQ

Fresh Lime and jalapeño marinade

Stir fry with fresh veg

Salmon pieces, coated in breadcrumbs and fried ... nicer than they sound .. think if a healthy alternative to chicken nuggets

Salmon tempura ... really easy to make .. one of our favourites

Blueberry234 Thu 29-Sep-16 16:29:03

This recipe is a winner for my boys
My daddy cooks sticky salmon

www.chilternchatter.com/component/content/article/398-food/main-meals/1228-sticky-bakes-salmon-with-sesame-noodles

Justwondering79 Thu 29-Sep-16 16:31:59

My favourite is salmon fillet in a tin foil parcel topped with honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of brown sugar. 15 mins on about 180 - it's lovely smile

Allalonenow Thu 29-Sep-16 16:43:10

Make a foil parcel add salmon, some herbs (basil is nice) a slice of lemon, a knob of butter, and a splash of white wine, bake and serve with new potatoes or stays lovely and moist if you let it go cold and have with salad.

Make a foil parcel, add salmon, a drizzle of oil, a spoon of bought sweet chilli sauce, bake and serve with buttered noodles or lemon rice.

Blondie1984 Thu 29-Sep-16 17:56:47

I saw a recipe recently where you spread Philadelphia over the top of a fillet and then sprinkle over a crushed ryvita before baking in the oven - it's on my list of things to try but think it sounds like it could be quite nice...

Lovepancakes Thu 29-Sep-16 18:14:37

My salmon with honey and soy was not a hit despite the great recipe- both DC left it all and complained they prefer it plain. I can't win!! But I will persevere as they normally aren't so fussy, I'm just bad at cooking fish (and at cooking in general in fact grin)

WellTidy Thu 29-Sep-16 18:23:15

I'm loving these. Thanks for starting this, OP. I have loads if salmon fillets on the freezer so I will be trying out lots of these.

GingerIvy Thu 29-Sep-16 18:48:00

You can get salmon fish fingers, if you're looking to introduce the taste of salmon to them in a manner that's more familiar, then go to regular salmon. grin That's what I did.

Canyouforgiveher Thu 29-Sep-16 18:51:36

Another thing I do is make a bread/onion stuffing with a little lemon peel/zest in it, put it on top of the salmon and roast it.

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