Help with cooking salmon

@Debs_place (10551)
United States
September 12, 2009 11:20am CST
Ok, I am not a real fish eater but in the interest of better health, we are trying to eat fish. We bought some Salmon. How do you cook it? What about marinades? It is a small piece -- less than 1/2 pound. I planned on using the George foreman grill - to minimize the fat and pcbs
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@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
12 Sep 09
We marinade our salmon with garlic powder, salt, pepper and lemon zest for a little citrus flavor. If we don't have lemon, we use orange zest as a substitute then pair it up with some fresh green salads. Alternately, my mom adds turmeric to the marinade to remove that "fishy" taste.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I was planning on adding some citrus...I just love the smell when it is cooking
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
12 Sep 09
I dont eat much fish because of that "fishy" taste so I tend to put citrus flavors so that I don't get much of that particular taste. I hope you enjoy your salmon :-)
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Sorry but that is one kind of fish that I don't like too much. I did have it once that wasn't too bad tasting because of what it had on top. A friend of ours baked it with some kind of brown sugar glaze on top.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
12 Sep 09
That is the way I feel, I am not a fish eater. Last time maybe 3 years ago. I know it is good for us, so I am on a quest to find some way to eat it that we like. I figure if I can fix it even once a week is better than never.
@peavey (15769)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I can't help with the grilling because I usually pan broil mine or bake it. It doesn't take any salt or spices to taste good, in my opinion, but some people put butter, lemon or garlic on it. When I broil or bake, I cover it with foil or a lid to keep it from drying out.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I read where the skin contains the PCBs so I skinned it. I thought all salmon was the same, fish is more confusing than beef.
@Hatley (162053)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Sep 09
hi debs__place When I grill salmon I use verylittle oil and only grill for a short time on each side.salmon doesnt need much time to get' done and overcooking makes it tough and less tasty. good luck God Bless.
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Thanks, I need all the help I can get with this.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 09
Hi Debs, salmon is one of the few fishes I like, besides cod and tuna. We either bake it as it is, or pan-fry with a little seasoning. I don't use oil, as the fish itself is rather oily.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
13 Sep 09
Well My friend brought over some freah salmon...What we did was put salt, pepper & lemon juice on it and butter & baked it in the oven & it was delicious...Thats all i know...
@onabreak2 (1162)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Rub it down with honey and that will take any fish smell out of it. Or taste that is. Salmon is really good. Smoked salmon is good as well. Im here in Oregon where it is caught. Squeeze some lemon on it too. Nummy,
@thea09 (18328)
• Greece
12 Sep 09
Hi Debs, as you say you will be grilling it leave the skin on the underneath section, grill that first and cook that side longer then turn it over to finish. Keep an eye on it as you don't want to overdo it, just three minutes in total should do. Marinades, not something I've thought of with salmon for ages as we don't get salmon over here. I had a delicious marinade on octopus recently which was just balsamic and olive oil with a hint of honey but not sure if it would go with salmon. I'd probably go for olive oil, lemon and basil leaves, something very simple as salmon is delicate. If you don't grill it all the best way to cook salmon is to actually steam it as it keeps it really moist. Enjoy.