Simple two-ingredient recipe for salmon. You can use the salmon in a variety of meals like these fish tacos.
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I recently was able to attend an event with Alaska Select Seafood where I was able to sample some of the best seafood and wild-caught salmon. I learned so much about the seafood market here and how 90% of the seafood we eat in the U.S. is imported. Farmed fish is not the same as wild-caught. It does not have the same health benefits and the quality just is not there. If you are interested in purchasing your own seafood direct from the fisherman you can visit alaskaselectseafood.com/shop.
I have always loved salmon and this is my go-to recipe. It’s really more of a guide than a recipe. Essentially you will always use an oil-based dressing to keep the fish moist and a seasoned salt or rub to add flavor. I typically use Italian dressing and then seasoned salt. (I usually use Lawry’s Seasoned salt or Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning.)
Another key component to cooking fish is not overcooking it. I think the best way to do this is to use a quality food thermometer. I tried a variety of thermometers and I love my ThermoWorks® Thermapen. You can purchase one HERE. The FDA recommends cooking the fish to 145°F, however, we usually cook our salmon to 125°F for a more medium, tender filet.
Once your fish is cooked you can serve it in a variety of ways. One meal we love is the baked salmon and asparagus with a side of rice. But our favorite way to eat the baked salmon is in fish tacos with all the taco toppings and a drizzle of cilantro-lime ranch dressing. Gently break apart the cooked salmon filet and fill the taco shells. Top with salsa, and cabbage and enjoy!
For these fish tacos we brushed them with Italian dressing and then used a BBQ rub from Winco Grocery called “Backyard BBQ”.
Easiest Salmon Ever
1 8 oz salmon filet
1-2 tablespoons of your favorite Italian dressing
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
Preheat your oven to 325°. Brush the salmon filet with the Italian dressing and spinkle generously with the seasoned salt. Bake skin side down for about 20 minutes. Check the temperature around 15 minutes. Serve the fish with desired side dishes and enjoy!