Sear roasted salmon with knob creek maple orange glaze – dad cooks dinner

It’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and I need a change. How to prepare salmon steaks (Please, no more turkey!) Salmon to the rescue.

I never thought I’d beg for turkey mercy.


Cooking a salmon fillet I’m a Sunday roast kind of guy, and I love a good roast bird. How to cook salmon without skin But…in November, I cooked three turkeys for the blog. Salmon oven cooking time I cooked three more for my family’s big Thanksgiving dinner. How to prepare salmon fillet I had turkey soup the next day. Oven baked salmon with lemon I’m done with turkey – for a few weeks at least. Oven roasted salmon fillet I’ve still got bones in the freezer to turn into stock.

I planned on Copper river salmon, but one look and I switched to the King salmon.When you buy seafood, buy what looks good. Oven cook salmon fillet Flexibility at the fish case will result in better dinners. How to cook salmon fillet in a pan (And if nothing looks great? Cut your losses and switch to pork chops.)

The fillets were 1 1/2 inches thick – too thick to cook through on the stove top without overcooking the outside. Oven baked salmon fillets So I used sear roasting to cook them. Oven cook salmon fillets Sear roasting gives the best of both worlds – searing browns the flesh side, and then the pan goes into the oven, gently roasting the fish to the perfect temperature. Cooking salmon with skin on (For me, that means medium – 130°F – when the center is just losing its raw color.)

A quick glaze adds another layer of flavor to the recipe. How to cook salmon with skin on I simmered Knob Creek Smoked Maple bourbon, maple syrup, and the juice of an orange, and brushed it on right before roasting.

This was high quality salmon – I could have skipped the glaze. Grilling salmon with skin on I couldn’t help myself. Cook salmon fillet oven I wanted that sweet, tart, crunchy crust on the fish. Whole salmon fillet recipes And, if I can add bourbon while I’m cooking, it’s always a bonus. Cooking frozen salmon fillets Recipe: Sear Roasted Salmon with Knob Creek Maple Orange Glaze

Adapted From: How To Cook a Perfect Fish Fillet, Tom Douglas, Fine Cooking Magazine, issue 92

• 12 inch oven safe frypan (I use my favorite pan – a 12 inch All-Clad frypan)

Heat the oven to 400°F. Baked whole salmon fillet Sprinkle the salmon fillets with the salt and pepper. Recipe for baked salmon fillet Put the maple orange glaze ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a simmer, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the glaze reduces and thickens.

In the 12 inch fry pan, heat the 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering. Cooking salmon fillets in oven Add the salmon to the pan, skin side up. Cooking salmon steaks in oven Shake the pan to get oil under the salmon, then let them sit and sear for 3 minutes, or until they are well browned on the bottom.

Remove the salmon from the oven (be careful, the handle of the pan is searing hot), and transfer immediately to a serving plate. How to cook a salmon steak Brush the salmon one more time with the maple orange glaze, and serve.

• If you have a fantastic piece of salmon, and you want the salmon flavor to come through without a glaze, great! Skip the “brush with glaze” instructions, and sear-roast it with salt and pepper.

• Don’t mess with the salmon while it is browning, or it will stick and shred. Baking a salmon fillet It will release from the pan when it is properly browned on the bottom. Recipe for baked salmon fillets Also, don’t skimp on the oil; the layer of heated oil keeps the fish from sticking to the pan. Baking salmon fillets in oven (If you have an oven safe nonstick pan, now is the time to use it.)

• Try to get fish cut into roughly the same size fillets. Baked salmon fillets I had two different sizes – a couple of fillets were a lot wider than the others. Bake salmon fillet in oven The thin pieces weighed six ounces, were as wide as they were tall, and cooked as described – sear for four minutes, roast for five. How to bake salmon fillet The large pieces were twice as wide as they were thick, and weighed close to a pound each. How long to bake salmon fillet They took ten minutes of roasting to cook to 130°F. How to bake a salmon fillet By that time, the thin pieces were overcooked. How to bake salmon fillet in oven I should have cut the big pieces in half.

To Knob Creek Brothers of Bourbon for the bottle of Knob Creek Smoked Maple. How long to bake a salmon fillet What do you think?

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Most modern pressure cookers are ok with 1/2 cup of liquid…but…some older ones, especially “jiggle top” cookers, need more. How to bake salmon fillets Check your manual, if you have it, or can find it online.

If you can’t find the manual, use that minimum fill line. Baked salmon fillet in foil If the pressure cooker runs dry, it will lose pressure and scorch the pot.

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