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Caramelized Salmon

Morsels of Life - Caramelized Salmon - Try this sweetly savory caramelized salmon - all you need is 4 ingredients and less than thirty minutes from fridge to table. You'll have one scrumptious salmon!

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!

Do you have a "go-to" way of cooking seafood? What is it?


Morsels of Life - Caramelized Salmon - Try this sweetly savory caramelized salmon - all you need is 4 ingredients and less than thirty minutes from fridge to table. You'll have one scrumptious salmon!

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Try this sweetly savory caramelized salmon - all you need is 4 ingredients and less than thirty minutes from fridge to table. You'll have one scrumptious salmon!

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Yield: 2 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
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
1/2 tablespoon pepper


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Caramelized Salmon Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Caramelized Salmon Step 2 - Combine sugar, salt, and pepper. Dip each fillet into mixture, making sure to cover all surfaces. 2. Combine sugar, salt, and pepper. Dip each fillet into mixture, making sure to cover all surfaces.
Morsels of Life - Caramelized Salmon Step 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.) 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.)

Morsels of Life - Caramelized Salmon - Try this sweetly savory caramelized salmon - all you need is 4 ingredients and less than thirty minutes from fridge to table. You'll have one scrumptious salmon!

18 comments:

  1. What an interesting idea! I am sure we would love it!

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  2. I wasn't sure how it would work at first, but after trying it, it's a keeper! Give it a try and see what you think. :)

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  3. Looks good. I'm not a huge fan of fish but I've recently discovered that I like salmon. Might have to try this method of cooking it.
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  4. That really does look good, I am just trying to decide what to eat tonight, wish I had some salmon. Oh well, I will Like it on SU.
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  5. We like salmon too, especially since I find it's a bit harder to cook salmon wrong. :) Hope you enjoy!

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  6. You could also try it with a different fish (or leave out the salmon altogether). That's what so great about fried rice - you can make it with whatever you have. :)

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  7. I totally just pinned it! It sounds so tasty!

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  8. Thanks! Hope you get to try it out. :)

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  9. GAHHH GAHHHH!! SALMON + ME = match made in heaven!!! Couple of the CENTRY! LOL!!

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  10. Then you'll definitely like this caramelized salmon! Sweet, savory, and just yummy. :)

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  11. Salmon is my favorite fish! Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays (last week's. Yes, I really am a week behind!)

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  12. It's a busy time of year. :) Hope you get to try this delicious salmon! :)

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  13. Waaayyy too much salt. I made it and knew immediately that it was damn near ruined. Smelled good looked good but salty. Just reduce the salt probably to a half tablespoon and it will be ok. Im very sensitive to salt can taste it in almost everything. Just a heads up.

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  14. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts! It's possible we used different types of sea salt. Since the salt isn't really dissolved in this recipe, larger crystal salts will taste saltier, even if the same volume is used. I used a pretty fine grind, and we enjoyed the level of saltiness in this recipe.

    Thanks for commenting to let us know we may want to adjust the salt to suit our preferences. :) In the future, I'm thinking about using a larger grind and less salt - same taste and less sodium! :)

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  15. Where is the garlic listed?

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    1. I didn't use any garlic in this recipe. However, it sounds like a wonderful flavor addition! The garlic salmon I referred to is here: http://www.morselsoflife.com/2012/10/garlic-salmon.html :)

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  16. How would pink Himalayan salt work with this

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    1. I think it'd work well, as long as the grind was similar. :) If you give it a try, let me know what you think!

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