Salmon Recipe – Healthy, Lemon, Quick & Easy

by Sherry Riter in Cooking  ,Food,Fruit,Recipe,Seafood

I do not like eating fast food and I would not even know how to prepare a TV dinner, since I have never purchased one. That means, out of necessity I have learned a few tricks that enable me to put a delicious meal on my plate quickly.

Alyssa and I have always loved salmon, but I can not tell you how many times I have over cooked it and we ate dry fish. Awful…just an awful waste. Anyway, this recipe is super quick, very easy, but still delivers a fantastic flavor, is never dry and is healthy too.

Can you really beat that combination?

Keep an open mind and follow it through to the end. I promise that I will deliver a fantastic meal.


Salmon – Healthy, Lemon, Quick & Easy


 
Add olive oil to pan.
Place a layer of sliced onions evenly over the bottom of the pan.
Sprinkle with seasonings –
I like the Original Mrs. Dash.
When I am starving to death after getting home from work,
I do not want to slice individual herbs and
Mrs. Dash does a great job at seasoning my dish.


 
Add a layer of lemon slices
on top of the onion slices.
You do not have to worry about removing the seeds
if you do not have small children.
The seeds can easily be removed after
the dish is finished and plated.
I mean really, a few seeds does not bother me.
All I want to do is stop the roaring in my stomach.


 
Add a layer of frozen salmon on top of the lemons.
Yes, I said “frozen.”
There are several reasons that I cook the fish this way…
Reason 1: I never know what I will be in the mood
to eat when dinner rolls around so it is impossible to plan very far ahead.
I will tell you the other reason in a minute.
So, shall we continue?
On top of the frozen salmon,
sprinkle Old Bay Blackened Seasoning generously.


 
It is still frozen, but already looks delicious.


 
Add the minced garlic to taste.
For me – well, I add a whole bunch.
I gotta keep the vampires and mosquitoes away.
Besides, garlic is really good for my body.


 
Now comes the really amazing part.
Just turn the burner on very hot – more than
half way – approximately 3/4 of the way to high.


 
The steam will rise and begin to thaw the fish
while cooking the lemons and onions.
You can pretty much ignore this for a bit
without fear of burning it.


 
When you see the bottom half of the fish cooked,
flip it over to finish cooking the other side.


 
If the skin was left on,
after the “skin side” has cooked for a few minutes,
flip it back over and peel the skin off.
The skin can easily be pulled off at this point.


 
After just a few minutes,
the fish has gone from frozen
to cooked – light, tender, flavorful and juicy.


 
Not only can the fish and onions be eaten,
but the lemons are no longer sour and are very
tender, so they taste delicious as well.


 
Remember how I said you could ignore the cooking
for a bit because the fish was still frozen?
Well, while I ignored the fish,
I made all the side dishes…
black beans with jalapeno slices,
pickled beets
and
Caesar salad with homemade croutons
and homemade Caesar salad dressing.
It only took me 45 minutes from start to finish.
The flavors of each dish went so well together.
I am getting hungry again just thinking about it.


 
Reason 2 of why I like to cook frozen salmon:
Because the fish was frozen to begin with and
since it was cooked so quickly,
all the moisture remained in the fish…
juicy…really, really juicy.


 
It is hard to share this bite with you, but I will
because I want you to see how delicious
the fish turned out.


 
You did not have to yank the fork out of my hand!
Geez! Get a little control!
Yeah, I know it is hard to control yourself because
it tastes just so wonderful!

 

Salmon – Healthy, Lemon, Quick & Easy

Ingredients:

Salmon
1-2 white onions, sliced thick
3 lemons, sliced thick
Approximately 2 tablespoons Original Mrs. Dash
Approximately 1 tablespoon Old Bay Blackened Seasoning
3 to 4 tablespoons minced garlic

Directions:

Add olive oil to pan. Place a layer of sliced onions evenly over the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with seasonings.Add a layer of lemon slices on top of the onion slices.
Add a layer of frozen salmon on top of the lemons. On top of the frozen salmon, sprinkle Old Bay Blackened Seasoning generously. Add the minced garlic to taste.

Turn the burner on very hot – more than half way – approximately 3/4 of the way to high.
When you see the bottom half of the fish cooked, flip it over to finish cooking the other side.
If the skin was left on, after the “skin side” has cooked for a few minutes, flip it back over and peel the skin off. The skin can easily be pulled off at this point.

Serve salmon, onions and lemons hot.

 

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mary Ann... August 4, 2011 at 5:00 am

This looks amazing! I have to try it… salmon is my favorite! Thanks for sharing! :)

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2 Luana August 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

YUMMM!!!

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3 Mommy's Juggling Act August 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I love salmon but have little luck cooking it frozen. I'm going to have to try this. I've never cooked fish with onions before and I love caramelized onions! Mmmmm…..
I also can't get over the idea that you don't turn the burner on until everything's in the pan. That's a first. About how long does it take to cook from start to finish?

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4 Mommy's Juggling Act August 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

This sounds yummy! I've never had much luck with frozen salmon but I'm willing to try since I love salmon. I also addicted to caramelized onions. Divine!
About how long does it take to cook from start to finish? And you start by placing everything in a cold pan, correct?
Can't wait to try it!

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5 Bev August 5, 2011 at 12:57 am

I had to yank the fork out of your hand because you did not cook enough for us all! Okay, this is on the menu for the weekend! Gotta feed this hungry brood! (When is the cookbook coming out?)

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6 KathyMorelli August 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

Looks yummy! I'm going to try it! Let you know!

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7 YONKS August 5, 2011 at 7:39 pm

You got me on the first picture. i love fried onions. OMG, hope I'm not pregnant!

I linked into one of your articles today on my blog. The one about bloggers who snubbed you.

Hope you are having a good summer.
Warm wishes
Dianne
YONKS

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8 ? Life According To Milo ? August 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I love salmon and that sounds delicious! I am soo going to try that! : ).. Yummy!

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9 Sea Cuisine September 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

We are always looking for new ways to prepare frozen salmon. Thanks so much for this delicious, yet painstakingly simple, recipe! We can imagine the aroma from the citrus, onions and garlic would smell amazing after cooking this. Can't wait to give it a try!

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10 nicole October 7, 2012 at 9:16 pm

just tried the recipe and it is sooooo good! i loved it! except i didn’t used frozen salmon

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11 Sherry Riter October 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I’m so glad you love it!!! That’s okay that you didn’t use frozen salmon, but if you are ever in a pinch and forget to lay it out, you always have the option of still cooking it this way! :D Thanks for letting me know that you made it!

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12 Chelle May 13, 2013 at 12:11 am

Had this tonight for dinner! it was delicious! Thanks for the receipe

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13 Sherry Riter May 15, 2013 at 7:56 am

I’m SO GLAD you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know you liked it!

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