We usually try to eat seafood of some sort at least twice a week or so. If I'm running short on time or just behind in general (often), I'll just throw together something quick and easy - like garlic salmon. However, James got tired of our usual and requested something different. I thought about how I could make something different without needing unique ingredients or lots of prep or time. I thought about my options, but I kept coming back to caramelization. It's such a great way to bring additional yumminess to a dish! However, I sure didn't want to make some caramelized onions! They sure are yummy, but definitely not quick. I also wasn't sure about making some sweet salmon. Maybe something sweetly savory, but sweet salmon just doesn't work in my mind. So now I had sugar for caramelization, some salt for the savory, and I also threw in some pepper for good measure. :) In the end, we got a sweetly savory caramelized salmon on the table in less than thirty minutes! Is it as quick and easy as our usual garlic baked salmon? No. However, this caramelized salmon provides some scrumptious variety without taking very long or requiring any odd ingredients (just salt, sugar, pepper, and salmon). Now I'm thinking I need to make a big batch of caramelized onions and serve up this caramelized salmon with some caramelized onions! YUM!
Yield: 2 servings
|257 grams||9.125 ounces||salmon fillet||I used a skinless fillet, and I'd recommend one with the skin on.|
|54 grams||1.875 ounces||1/4 cup||sugar|
|1.5 tablespoons||sea salt|
|1. Gather all materials.|
|2. Combine sugar, salt, and pepper. Dip each fillet into mixture, making sure to cover all surfaces.|
|3. Heat a bit of oil in a pan, and cook the salmon for about 5 minutes on each side. (Optional - broil the salmon with a bit of extra sugar/salt/pepper mixture for some extra caramelization.)|