Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Salmon Paprika

This one may look fancy, but it was really quite simple.  The recipe calls for:

fresh salmon
baby lettuce
olive oil
paprika
dill
salt
pepper

I usually only get salmon when it's on sale and in-season, which makes this dish qualify for my quick and cheap gluten-free meals round-up.  I found some good-looking steelhead salmon today for $4.99/lb - a very good deal!

Salmon Paprika

Heat a cast-iron or other heavy skillet on medium-high.  Rinse and pat dry:

1/4 to 1/2 pound fresh salmon fillets per person

rub with:

olive oil

Sprinkle the top side of the salmon with:

paprika
salt
pepper
dill

Place the salmon in the heated skillet, skin-side down.  Cook for 2-4 minutes, depending on thickness.  The salmon should look like this:

Turn on the broiler and place the skillet on the top shelf of the oven.  Broil the top of the salmon until the dill is slightly crispy, another 2-4 minutes.  The inside should not be cooked thoroughly; the fish will cook a little more after you take it out of the oven.  Serve over a bed of baby greens dressed in salt and olive oil.
Enjoy!

6 comments:

Heather @CeliacFamily said...

This looks great. I love a quick and easy meal. I'm anxious to try the cast-iron cooking method.

Rebecca said...

Yum.

I always seem to sweeten up my salmon, so a savory salmon dish looks very appealing.

(Adding you to my rotating blog roll!)

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Salmon anything looks fancy, in my opinion! (of course, at our house, if it's not chicken, it must be fancy! LOL) Sounds tasty!

Brian said...

This looks like a simple, tasty meal. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

I used to live in Alaska and I LOVE salmon. Can't wait to try this.

Kathy said...

This looks really tasty. My husband
loves fish, me not so much, but I
do love salmon! Thanks!