Recipe: Salmon Bites
If you have the time, I encourage everyone to take on the challenge of Julia Child’s infamous duck stuffed with meat, in pastry. But for most people, that is out of the question; you have 15 minutes to get a meal on the table, and if it’s exotic / fabulous / memorable, that’s a bonus.
The idea is simple: sautee tiny squares of salmon that have been heavily coated in spice blend. or a straight spice. You get an intense burst of flavor with each bite, but the salmon can take it and doesn’t get lost.
Some YSOL blends that work best are Hurricane Curry, Racy Paprika, Sarah’s Home on the Ranch, Sunny Sicilian and Thai Treasure, as well as Kitchen Campfire, my smoked sea salt. Single spices that I’ve used include cumin, coriander, pepper and ginger. You can try different blends — much more fun — or make the whole batch out of one flavor.
Paired with a steamed green vegetable and some couscous, you can pull together this meal in 15 minutes or less.
Cut up a salmon filet into 1” squares. The salmon holds together better if the skin is left on one side, but I can’t stand the skin so I always remove it and it still works out OK. Coat well with olive oil. Sprinkle liberally with your selection of spice blend, coating both sides. On medium heat, sautee the salmon until done (the time will depend on the thickness of the pieces). Lightly dust with sea salt, if desired, and serve immediately.
This can be turned into a more traditional main dish by leaving the salmon filet whole, and easing up on the spice coating.
Thanks to InfoBarrel for the great photo! Read their helpful post on the nutritional value of salmon — you will make this recipe twice a week after reading this.
Posted on December 26, 2011, in Appetizer, Hurricane Curry, Main dish, Racy Paprika, Recipes, Salt, Sarah's Home on the Ranch, Sunny Sicilian, Thai Treasure and tagged easy, salmon, tapas. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.