Sous Vide Salmon

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Hello everyone! Long time no talk/post. I recently got an immersion cooker/sous vide from Jenn. Thank you! I gotta say that it is pretty sweet. I mean it takes some amount of time to prep and wait, but I have not had a bad meal yet. In my ever lasting, but ultimately failed, quest to eat healthier, here is a recipe for a sous vide salmon I made with roasted carrots and sautéed kale (never thought I’d say that).

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Ingredients:

  • Salmon filets
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dried thyme, parsley
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Vegetable oil

Directions:

  • Salt and pepper the salmon filets
  • Season lightly with thyme and parsley to taste
  • Place salmon filets in ziploc bag or vacuum seal
  • Add olive oil to the bags and gently squeeze around so that the filet is fairly coated with the oil
  • Seal bag and place in water bath at 110° F for 30-45 minutes
  • Take the filets out of the bag and sear in pan with vegetable oil over med-high heat, skin side down until crisp (1-2 min)
  • Flip the filet and sear for another 30 seconds
  • Blot excess oil and serve with sides (roasted carrots and sautéed kale)

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Asian Broiled Salmon

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So thanks to this blog, I decided to cook something that I never do – cook salmon.  Not because it is too difficult or anything, just for some reason I don’t cook salmon.  I guess I would sum it us as cooked salmon isn’t my favorite fish, and it’s not something I would ever order.  I usually only get it in sushi/sashimi form. But these are new days and new times, so I thought I would give it a try.

Ingredients (agin, measurements are complete guesses)

  • 1 1/2 cups soy sauce
  • 2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • chili flakes to taste
  • 1/8 cup of honey (more/less depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • Dash of ground ginger
  • Salmon filets
  • Green onions and cilantro for garnish

So I mixed the first 8  ingredients in a bowl and then I poured it over the salmon filets in a bag to let it marinate.  Let it marinate somewhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours.  Place the salmon filets on an aluminum foiled baking pan and broil on high for about 8-10 minutes.  Then I placed it on a bed of wilted spinach and garnished with finely chopped green onions and cilantro.  The green onions and cilantro definitely added flavor to it, so its not solely for looks.  In the end I was pretty pleased with myself and would definitely make it again (or shocker, maybe some other type of salmon…).  It was also one of the healthier meals I prepared considering my other posts lol.  Anyways, it was fun to venture out a bit and try something new and I am glad I did.  I hope you enjoy it too!