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Salmon for dinner..........but what do I do with them?

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emmaTooMuchGrub Tue 11-Jan-05 14:50:32

I know how to cook it but have no idea what to do to season it, or what to add to it or wahtever you do.

Any ideas?

KateandtheGirls Tue 11-Jan-05 14:52:41

Here are some salmon recipes that might give you some ideas for flavourings.

lowcalCOD Tue 11-Jan-05 14:54:38

on a diet? shove it under a hot gtill for a few mins emma then lemon

gingerbear Tue 11-Jan-05 14:55:01

put salmon steak on a large piece of tinfoil bash a clove of garlic, add chopped parsley or coriander, splash of chilli sauce, lemon juice and soy sauce, salt and pepper. Wrap into a tight parcel, bake at 180 deg for 10 - 15 mins in oven. Nice on a bed of rice or couscous with a beansprout thai salad or a regular salad

woodpops Tue 11-Jan-05 15:31:29

Steam the salmon and serve with pepper butter, salad and new potatos. Yum yum. The butter is really easy to make leave a pack of butter out at room temp. Soften in a bowel and mix in crushed mixed peppercorns and a little lemon juice. place in greeseproof paper and wrap round to form a sausage shape. Leave in the fride till you're ready to serve and just put a slice or 2 of the butter on the salmon when you serve.

gingerbear Tue 11-Jan-05 15:33:56

woody, no butter for our emma I am afraid......

marthamoo Tue 11-Jan-05 15:35:24

I love the taste of salmon so much I don't like to faff about with it too much: I generally cook it in a foil parcel with a bit of butter, lemon juice, salt and black pepper. I really like it with mashed potato - and mix all the juices that are left in the foil after cooking the salmon in with the potato. Yum.

That's when I'm not on a diet though

marthamoo Tue 11-Jan-05 15:36:49

You can use low fat spray on the foil and just have the lemon juice, S&P - it is still nice like that and cooking it in a loose foil parcel keeps it nice and moist.

Wish we weren't having curry now.

sunchowder Tue 11-Jan-05 15:38:29

I make teriaki salmon. I marinate in Teriaki Sauce (about 1/2 cup), Honey Mustard (smear both sides) and Ginger (fresh grated if you have). I slice a large onion. I cook on the stovetop (as it is so damn hot here all the time), with a bit of canola oil, place fillets in, throw onions on top, cook on the one side till quite browned and turn the fillets over being sure to brown the onions this time around. Saute briefly and then put a lid on for amount a minute to "steam" the fillets done. I serve this will brown rice and a greek type salad.

princesspeahead Tue 11-Jan-05 15:44:21

i marinade it in whatever I have to hand - lime (or lemon) juice, lemongrass, chopped red chillies, grated ginger, soya sauce, bit of sesame oil, lots of nam pla (fish sauce), coriander - or a combo of various of these. then griddle them quickly, few minutes on each side, then throw the marinade onto the griddle with a bit of water to make a small amount of gravy, and serve it on either mash or very small pasta or couscous and dribble the gravy on top.

oh, and you need plain green veg with it. green beans, or spinach, or broccoli...

delicious. and superhealthy

woodpops Tue 11-Jan-05 15:44:23

Just griddle it then.

Yorkiegirl Tue 11-Jan-05 15:47:46

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gingerbear Tue 11-Jan-05 15:51:40

sunny, that recipe sounds mighty fine!

Is canola oil the same as rapeseed / vegetable oil?

marthamoo Tue 11-Jan-05 15:52:51

It does, doesn't it, gingerbear? Sunny's house for dinner?

sunchowder Tue 11-Jan-05 15:53:53

No it's not gingerbear, but I imagine rapeseed oil would work just as well. Canola oil is suppossed to be so damn healthy, that's why I use it!

sunchowder Tue 11-Jan-05 15:54:57

Everyone is welcome for dinner! I made this for everyone on Christmas Eve...neighbors included. It was a nice change and quite delish.

Ameriscot2005 Tue 11-Jan-05 15:55:51

We are having salmon tonight

I will use the simplest method - let it marinate in teriaki or soy sauce for about half and hour and then grill.

The other main method I use is to poach it in the oven in a little foil packet with some white wine.

I am making a simple risotto to go with it.

KateandtheGirls Tue 11-Jan-05 15:57:00

Sunchowder, I thought canola oil was rapeseed oil. Am I wrong?

sunchowder Tue 11-Jan-05 16:05:42

Kate, I believe they are different--shall go look it up on Google now....

gingerbear Tue 11-Jan-05 16:09:58

waits with baited breath for sunchowder - I think canola is the US name for what we call in the UK rapeseed.

sunchowder Tue 11-Jan-05 16:13:58

This is what I found on Google Kate:

Q: Olive oil comes from olives, peanut oil from peanuts, sunflower oil from sunflowers, but where does canola oil come from--is canola oil rapeseed oil?

A: No. Canola oil comes from canola seed. Canola is the name given to a very healthy oil that was developed from rapeseed. But it is not rapeseed oil and has vastly different fatty acid and other properties than rapeseed oil. Canola was developed using traditional plant breeding methods to remove undesirable qualities in rapeseed. In terms of their properties, canola oil is as different from rapeseed oil as olive oil is as different from corn oil.

Q: Are canola oil and rapeseed oil poisonous to living things?

A: No. However, since rapeseed oil has high levels of erucic acid, canola oil is healthier for you. Rapeseed oil is not used in our food supply except in minute amounts as an emulsifier in a few processed foods. For example, some brands of peanut butter contain minute amounts of rapeseed oil to prevent the peanut oil separating from the peanut butter. This use is approved by Canadian and U.S. food regulatory agencies backed by research showing this use is absolutely safe. The rapeseed oil used in these few processed foods is fully hydrogenated and, therefore, no longer rapeseed oil. Full hydrogenation of rapeseed oil results in the total saturation of erucic acid. When erucic acid is fully hydrogenated, it forms a common saturated fatty acid called behenic acid. Behenic acid is naturally present in peanuts, peanut oil and peanut butter. A few processed food labels may say the products contain rapeseed oil (as an emulsifier) but since the rapeseed oil has been fully hydrogenated, it is not rapeseed oil. Rapeseed is grown on very limited acreages under contract between the grower and the buyer (it doesn't get into the regular grain handling system). Liquid high erucic acid rapeseed oil is used for industrial purposes and cannot be purchased in food stores. Canola oil has been thoroughly tested and is guaranteed safe for humans. Plus it can lower blood cholesterol and has other health benefits.

sunchowder Tue 11-Jan-05 16:16:38

Oh Shite, here's more!!

Q: Is it true that Europe has banned canola oil since 1991?

A: No. The European Union (EU) countries together produce more canola than Canada. Europeans call their canola rape oil or rapeseed oil but it is canola-they chose not to adopt the new name "canola" when it was developed. So Europeans consume canola oil every day and have since canola was introduced in Europe shortly after being developed in Canada. The difference at present is the Europeans farmers are prevented by law from growing genetically engineered canola (or any GM crop). Europeans therefore consume canola oil from non-GM plants. The EU has banned the importation of GM crops like canola since 1997. However, the ban is not based on any scientific fact. All other countries around the world have approved or are approving GM canola production and sale of the oil because GM canola is as safe as conventional canola and canola oil. U.S. and Canadian government officials have worked hard to get the EU to drop its ban and there are signs that the ban, a non-tariff trade barrier, will soon end. Canola oil produced from GM plants is safe and a very healthy oil for consumers. In addition, canola oil does not contain any GM ingredients. The GM modification is made to one canola gene and it's a protein. All proteins are removed from canola oil during processing so canola oil made from GM plants is no different than conventional canola oil.

gingerbear Tue 11-Jan-05 16:22:50

Phew! Wish I had never asked!!!!
Its the British definition of 'rapeseed' then i.e. in UK rapeseed=canola., But in US, rapeseed is different to canola.

Anyway, back to the salmon......

sunchowder Tue 11-Jan-05 16:32:48

Seems like it Gingerbear! Too Much information for me!

emmaTooMuchGrub Tue 11-Jan-05 16:59:50

Loads of lovely recipes girls. Think I might invest in a salmon farm so that I can have it everyday.

will report back later with results.......

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