Friday, December 05, 2014

Pan Seared Salmon @ Customized Version

I saw fresh salmon fillet in Jaya Grocer hypermarket along neighborhood residential area, it's cheap and fresh. "Tangan gatal" so called handy itchy, couldn't resist myself from buying it. In nutrition facts, Salmon rich in Omega 3 fats, EPA and DHA. As usual my weekend project, starting off with Pan Seared Salmon recipe adapted from Youtube channel and also bloggers writers.

Ingredients for the recipes

Garlic Spread (any brand from hypermarket)

Let's view the recipes below:-

1) 250-300 grams fresh Salmon fillet x 2, (about 1 inch thick, skin on or off at your preference)
2) 1 tbs garlic spread (can easily get ready made from hypermarket)
3) 1 small lemon (extract juice aside)
4) A pinch of salt
5) A pinch of black pepper
6) 2-3 tbs of olive oil
7) Green lettuce (dressing / decoration)
8) Baby carrots (simmered till soft for salad / decoration)
9) Tomatoes (pan seared with olive oil for salad / decoration)

Fresh Salmon Fillet

Salmon season with salt and pepper

Preparation method:-

1) Wash all the vegetables tomato, green lettuce, lemon and baby carrots, set aside.
2) In a pot, bring water to boil and simmer baby carrots until al dente, drain set aside
3) Cut lemon into half and extract juice, set aside
4) Cut tomato into cube set aside, ready to grill together with salmon fillet later.
5) Defrost Salmon fillet into room temperature, unwrap packaging.
    Season salmon fillet with a pinch of salt, a pinch of black pepper and a bit of
    lemon juice on top both side.

Cooking method:-

6) Heat up non stick pan in low medium heat.
7) Drizzle olive oil, fry cube tomatoes earlier on for 2-3 min, set aside.
8) Melt garlic butter spread into a non stick pan.
9) Add salmon fillet, fry for 2-3 min, then turn the salmon over and fry for further 1-2 min,
    or cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
10)To serve pile the cube tomatoes, baby carrots and green lettuce onto a
     serving plate and top with the pan seared salmon fillet.
11)Garnish with left over lemon juice and also a bit salad dressing to make better presentation.
12) Serve while it's hot.

Pan Seared Salmon Fillet with lemon juice

First timer trying it, surprisingly it's a good, whole chunk of fillet, you can't get in anywhere unless it's a home cooked food. Fragrant with garlic spread to cover the fishy odor. Recommended for those who busy in daily working life. Simple yet it's health. Yummy~ Happy weekend.