3 Ways To Cook Salmon & Make It Delicious

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Salmon is one of those foods that you should try to eat more of. Generally, fish is very good for you as it provides an excellent source of protein and many other nutrients. However, fish like salmon are particularly good as they are oily fish. Therefore, they have omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for our overall health and wellbeing

The problem with salmon is that most people don’t know the best ways to cook it. If you don’t like fish because of its smell or taste, salmon is a great way to ease yourself into the world of seafood. Especially if you learn how to cook it properly to get the most out of it – here’s how to do salmon, three ways:

Salmon on the grill

The first option is to get your grill out and cook your salmon over some hot coals. The beauty of this is that your salmon takes on the smoky charred BBQ flavors that are synonymous with a grill. It’s easy to cook as well, seeing as you just place the salmon on the grill and turn it over after a couple of minutes. If you leave the skin on, it becomes nice and crispy as well. 

The best thing about this cooking method is nothing is needed other than a bit of oil. The salmon takes on so much flavor from the grill that you almost get smoked salmon without any marinade. 

Salmon in the oven

Baked salmon is such a simple and flavorsome dish that requires minimum effort. Here, you should make a marinade and coat your salmon in it. Leave it there for a few minutes – or overnight if you have the time – before wrapping it up in foil. Bake it in the oven and the flavors are soaking into the salmon and being trapped by the foil. When you take it out, you have the juiciest, flakiest salmon of all. 

You don’t technically need a marinade here, but it will make your salmon tastier. Alternatively, brush it with some butter and add it to the foil with some sliced lemons and fresh herbs. 

Salmon in a pan

Next up, you can fry salmon in a pan to get a completely different texture and eating experience. The benefit of this is that the frying gives you a crispy outer coating that you don’t really get with the other methods. Your salmon can also take on the charred flavor as well, particularly if you’re cooking salmon on a griddle instead of a pan. It’s a slightly different piece of cooking apparatus, but the cooking style is effectively the same – you’re frying it, just on a different thing!

Again, simplicity works perfectly here as you can fry your salmon with a bit of butter and salt and pepper. Marinades do work well here too; it depends how fancy you’re feeling. 

Just like that, you know three different methods of cooking salmon. Try them all out and you will be blown away by how tasty this fish is. Now, you can start adding it to your diet and enjoying the nutritional benefits!


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