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#1 Prime

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

Hi there

As the title says what is the best way to cook
Salmon? I have been given 2 fillets and
I'm not sure if I should cook them in a
pan or oven bake them.



#2 cinnabubble

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

We're really minimalist.

Put it on a piece of foil, pour over lime juice and add cracked pepper. Fold foil into a loose parcel, seal it at the top by folding the foil together and cook at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes.

#3 ComradeBob

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

I usually put them of a piece of foil, squeeze lemon juice over, fold the foil to make a parcel and bake in the over at 180 for 10-15 minute.

#4 Musk Sticks

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

I prefer to oven bake.
My husband prefers them grilled.
I think it all comes down to personal preference.

When I oven bake I usually either use a lemon juice based recipe or a brown sugar - soy recipe.
When grilling I quite often used a curry paste.

#5 Mamabear2010

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

My preference is seared on a BBQ or hot plate. But as long as you don't over cook it, salmon can be very nicely cooked in the oven, on the BBQ, in a pan or steamed.

Lately, I've used this recipe to steam salmon: http://www.food.com/recipe/steamed-salmon-...now-peas-185729

#6 ~ppp~

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:04 PM


Edited by knowsnotmuch, 01 March 2013 - 04:16 PM.

#7 Prime

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

Thanks everyone, I will try them in a parcel
in the oven!

#8 tick

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

I pan fry them with the lid on so they end up like baked fish with a crispy skin. Gotta be very careful not to overdo them this way though, they go from perfect to dry in a matter of a minute or so!

#9 beaglebaby

Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:16 AM

I pan fry them for a couple of minutes on each side - so the inside is still quite underdone.  Tonight I pressed sesame seeds into them first, then served them with soba noodles, snow peas and wasabi mayo.

#10 ACO

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

Crispy skinned like this.

#11 elmo_mum

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

pan fry, with a bit of ginger

#12 glasnost

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE (WingBob @ 10/02/2013, 03:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I usually put them of a piece of foil, squeeze lemon juice over, fold the foil to make a parcel and bake in the over at 180 for 10-15 minute.

This. Sometimes we mix honey, soy and ginger together and pour that into the parcel. Or another one is dill and lemon and a splash of olive oil. Both are delicious but even better if you marinate them for an hour or two first. Otherwise we just grill them.

I find the parcel in the oven method better as otherwise the kitchen smells of salmon for a few days aftewards!

Edited by glasnost, 11 February 2013 - 07:48 AM.

#13 A-ZMum

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

I sprinkle moroccan seasoning on top, stick it in the oven (roughly 180) for about 20 minutes or until it's cooked.  Delicious.  Even better with apricot and almond couscous and a spoonful of greek yoghurt.

#14 Therese

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE (WingBob @ 10/02/2013, 03:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I usually put them of a piece of foil, squeeze lemon juice over, fold the foil to make a parcel and bake in the over at 180 for 10-15 minute.

That's how I cook it as well.

#15 Moneypenny2014

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

Marinate them in Oyster Sauce and put on a sheet of foil on a BBQ plate for circa 7 mins.
They also taste great if you add sesame seeds as a crust to one side...

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