Saturday, January 16, 2010

Salmon with green beans

This is our first fish dish. We are posting it late just because this has been a crazy week. In our family we all love fish, but it is hard to find fresh fish where we live now. So because salmon is the easiest to find, we get it very often. This is our favorite salmon recipe.

  • 4 salmon filets
  • 3 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt (coarse) for the salmon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt (coarse) for the green beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper
  • 2 thin slices of lemon
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 pound of green beans
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • cilantro and oreganos (fresh or dry) for garnish

Place the filets in the center of a deep plate. Add the salt, pepper, garlic and lemon. Toss gently to blend. Add the milk, which should cover the salmon. Cover the dish and put it in the fridge. Leave the salmon in this marinate for at least 5 hours (preferably overnight).

In a large skillet, add the olive oil and butter and let it melt and blend together. Add the salmon filets (do not add the marinate to the pan, just dicard it) and let them fry for at least 25 minutes in medium-low heat (turn the filest once, after the first 12 minutes). We like to put a lid on the skillet to keep the heat inside and make sure that the salmon is fully cooked.

At the same time boil the green beans in water and salt for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

When the salmon is ready, add the boiled green beans, cilantro and oreganos to the skillet where the salmon is frying, and leave everything in the skillet for a couple of minutes.

Serve hot.

1 comment:

  1. I miss eating fish too. I think I'll learn how to fish in the local ponds, so I can have fresh fish.