7-Minute Spiced Baked Salmon

Good afternoon!

Just in time for Easter celebration, here’s the salmon recipe I mentioned in my previous post using the marinade for the chicken skewers.   It’s slathered with spiced marinade then baked.  This salmon is super moist and fork tender and it’s out from the oven in just seven minutes. What? Yes, seven minutes. 😀

A friend of a friend mentioned baking salmon in high temperature.  I was intrigued by it and inspired me to try… and she was right.  The result was amazing.

Ingredients:

  • 4 servings of wild caught salmon (about 16 oz.)
  • chopped cilantro
  • tricolor capsicum or bell peppers, cut lengthwise
  • Spiced marinade (for the recipe, click  here)
  • Sesame oil
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Coat the baking dish with baking spray.
  • Lightly season salmon with salt and pepper.  Then, slather the salmon with the spiced marinade.  Lightly drizzle with Sesame oil and place in the baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 7 minutes (See Notes).
  • While the salmon is baking, heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add the cut capsicum. Cook just until they sweat about 1 minute.  Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.  Remove salmon from the oven and place in a serving platter or you can leave it in the baking dish.  Add the cooked capsicum on top of the salmon and garnish with chopped cilantro.  Serve warm.  Enjoy!

Notes:

  • The more marinade sauce you slather on the salmon, the better.
  • Be warned that the marinade is spicy.  You can make it mild by adding just a small amount of harissa or chili sauce when making it. Do not omit. I used the marinade for the Chicken Skewers.  Click here for the marinade recipe.
  • Oven temperature varies, adjust accordingly.  I cooked the salmon exactly 7 minutes and it was perfect.  It was super moist and flaky.
  • If you are not serving the salmon right away, cover with aluminum foil to keep it moist.
  • You can squeeze some lemon juice over the salmon, but it was perfect and tasty without it.
  • Enjoy! 😀

I hope everyone is enjoying spring.  I know the temperature dropped in some areas.  We are affected too.  I had quite a big surprise when I went out last night without a jacket.  Brrr….

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Zesty Seafood Quinoa Pasta

Quinoa pasta with poached salmon flakes, garlic bay shrimp, and kale garnished with grated lemon zest, shaved parmesan cheese and fresh squeezed lemon juice.

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Hello!  It’s been an extremely busy week for me, especially this weekend.  So, I’ll leave you with this recipe until I can post more next time.  I promise to visit your blog and answer all your comments then.  Thank you.  🙂

A visit to a doctor gave an answer to my question to why  I rapidly gained back the weight I lost despite eating healthy foods – vitamin and mineral deficiency.   My doctor told me a healthy diet doesn’t mean I’m getting all the nutrients my body needs.  It all depends on how my body absorbs the nutrients.  So, besides taking supplements that the doctor prescribed, I decided to create a recipe combined with all the crucial nutrients for dinner.

I made quinoa pasta with seafood and kale.  This pasta recipe is low in fat and carbohydrates, gluten-free and it’s packed with protein, omega-fatty acids, fiber, Vitamin D, Vitamin Bs (B2, B3, B6, B9, B13), zinc and iodine.  I made two servings ( for M and I) and the kids had theirs without seafood ( because of allergy).

Here’s how to make it.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. quinoa spaghetti noodles (half of the package)
  • 2-3 servings of salmon (12 oz.)
  • Weber Zesty lemon and garlic and herbs seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lemon, cut in half, divided
  • 1 cup wild caught fully cooked bay shrimp
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 3  handfuls of baby Kale
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Prepare all ingredients.
  2. Cook quinoa pasta according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large deep saute pan over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of oil, water, salt, and juice of half lemon. Stir.
  4. Season salmon with zesty lemon and herbs seasoning and add to the pan with water mixture.
  5. Cover the pan and poached salmon until  opaque about 8-10 minutes.  Break off the salmon flesh using a spatula.  Throw away the skin.
  6. In a separate small skillet over medium heat, add the remaining oil when hot.
  7. Add the garlic and onions and saute until translucent.  Add the bay shrimp and stir-fry just until heated through.  Add the kale leaves and stir-fry until somewhat wilted. Remove from heat.
  8. Add the cooked pasta and kale leaves in the pan with salmon.   Carefully stir until well-combined.  Squeeze the remaining lemon over the top.  Season with more zesty lemon and herbs seasoning (to your taste). Garnish with shaved parmesan cheese and lemon zest.
  9. Enjoy with garlic bread or a glass of white wine.  🙂

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Note: Quinoa is gluten free, so the pasta breaks off easily, so stir slowly and carefully.

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Baked Salmon with Quinoa and Vegetable Stir-fry

The previous post  was heavy in the stomach, so I hope this will make up for it.  It’s baked salmon slathered with infused rosemary, garlic, and lemon olive oil mixture serve with quinoa and vegetable stir-fry.  Our dinner last night.

CSC_0126There is nothing more satisfying than ingesting nutritious foods like this one .  No guilt. Just wholesome goodness in every bite.  Don’t you agree?

CSC_0117Before you prepare this dish, make the infused olive oil mixture ahead of time for all the flavors to blend in.

Ingredients:

  • 2-6 oz. wild caught salmon fillets
  • 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs of organic rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Methods:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a small bowl or ramekin, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and rosemary.  To draw out flavors from the garlic and rosemary, try crushing them using the back of the spoon by pressing it on the side of the bowl.  Stir and set aside.   Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper.  Place in a glass baking dish.  Slather about one or two tablespoons of the herb mixture on top of the salmon.  Spread using the back of the spoon.  Bake for 25-30 minutes depending on your oven.

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Rosemary, lemon, and garlic infused Olive oil

While the salmon is baking in the oven, prepare the side dish,  Quinoa and vegetable stir-fry.

CSC_0107Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked organic red and white quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cup organic broccoli, cut into small bite pieces
  • 1/2 of organic zucchini, cut into small pieces.
  • 1/2 of organic red bell peppers, cut into small cubes
  • 2 stalks of organic green onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons of the  infused olive oil mixture
  • 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Methods:

Heat a skillet over medium heat and coat with olive oil when hot.  Add the garlic and onions.  Saute until garlic turns lightly brown and onions are translucent.  Add the zucchini, broccoli and bell peppers.  Stir-fry for a few seconds and cover.  Turn the heat to low.  Shake the pan from time to time or stir-fry until the broccoli florets are half cooked.  Add the infused olive oil with the garlic and rosemary.  Stir to incorporate.  Add the cooked quinoa and stir.  Cook just until the quinoa is heated through.  Serve warm with the salmon.

Enjoy all the goodness!

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Baked Salmon Escabeche

In case you are wondering what the apples have to do with my post, my children and I went to pick apples at an orchard along with some friends.   We planned on having lunch, so I cooked chicken adobo, pansit and some Filipino desserts, which I will be posting soon.   We went straight to the apple orchard and waited for my friends to arrive from picking tomatoes in the farm.  By the time we got together, it was lunch time.  The tomatoes were given to me and  I was so eager to use them in this recipe because they were so fresh and tasted sweet.

This recipe is adapted from my mother’s very own Tilapia Escabeche.   In my mother’s recipe, the fish is whole and fried and she used cherry tomatoes and red onions but no ginger and simmered the fish in the sauce.  I made it in the past by using a whole red snapper fish (scroll all the way down to see photo).

My version is baked and very easy to make and it’s ready in  25 minutes.*   I had wild salmon in the refrigerator that I purchased  from Costco.  I didn’t really want to fry it, so I immediately thought of baking it and making the sauce separate and pour it over the salmon.  Brilliant!  This was our dinner last night.  The salmon was succulent and tender and the chilies and cilantro added character to the dish.  Delicious!

Prepare the ingredients.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 servings salmon fillets
  • 1 medium onion, cut crosswise
  • 2 sprigs  green onions, cut
  • 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4  cup soy sauce
  • 3 fl. tablespoons water
  • thumb size ginger root, peeled and pounded with a meat mallet
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Green chili peppers
  • cilantro for garnish

Preparation Methods:

Lightly season salmon fillet with a pinch of salt and black pepper.  Bake salmon for 20-25 minutes* or until opaque.  Remove salmon from the oven and set aside or leave the salmon in the oven and open the oven door halfway to release the heat. This will prevent the salmon  from overcooking.  Make the sauce.

Heat skillet over medium heat and coat with oil when hot.  Add garlic and fresh ginger and saute for 1 minute.

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Add tomatoes, onions, and green onions. Stir-fry until onions and tomatoes are somewhat soft about 3 minutes.*

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Add the chillies.

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Then add soy sauce, sugar, and water.  Stir -fry  for 1 minute to incorporate.  Turn off heat.

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Arrange the salmon on a large plate.  Scoop the cooked onions, tomatoes, and chillies and put over salmon.  Pour the sauce on top and garnish with cilantro.  Serve immediately.  Bon Appetit! 🙂

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And here’s the snapper escabeche with salsa that I made in the past using my mother’s classic escabeche recipe.  🙂

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*Note:  Due to the variations on all ovens, cooking time may require adjustments.

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Baked Salmon with Mango and Raspberry Salsa

When you are on vacation, you eat whatever is available and sometimes indulge with some unhealthy snacks.  Well, when we went to explore downtown Chicago, I bought a scoop of Haagen Daz Sea Salt Caramel Gelato.  Oh, my…it was so delicious!  I almost did not want to share it with my husband. 🙂 Then, we had Chicago’s famous and authentic pizza for dinner.

When we arrived in Virginia, I wanted to have seafood and salad for dinner after indulging foods that were high in carbohydrates.

This recipe is great when you don’t have that much time to prepare a meal for more than 30 minutes.*  It’s fast, simple, easy, and delicious.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare the ingredients.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 or 8 oz. salmon fillets
  • Weber Zesty lemon seasoning
  • Weber Roasted garlic and herbs seasoning (not in the picture)
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh mango
  • cilantro, chopped
  • 10 pieces of raspberries, halves
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil

Directions:

Lightly coat the baking dish with cooking spray and arrange the salmon fillets.   Season the fillets with lemon and roasted garlic and herbs seasonings.  Lightly drizzle with olive oil.

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Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes.  Prepare the salad or a side dish you prefer at this time.  Set aside.

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Meanwhile, prepare the salsa.  Combine the mango, raspberries, cilantro, lime juice,  a pinch of salt and dash of ground black pepper in a small bowl.  Mix until well combined.  Set aside.  Remove salmon from the oven.  DSCN7273

Arrange the cooked salmon on a plate.  Add any of your favorite starch or side dish.  Garnish the cooked salmon with mango and raspberry salsa.  Serve immediately.

You can create scrumptious meals like this one.  This dish is presentable enough to serve at a wedding in my opinion.  Don’t you think?  Bon Appetit!

DSC_0010*Note:  Due to variations in ALL ovens, cooking time may require adjustment.

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Poached Salmon with Quinoa and Brown Rice

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No matter how talented and adventurous you are as a cook, there’s always come a time when you just don’t want to cook or just want to get it over with, so you can relax.  A simple dish always come in handy at a time like this.  That is why I ventured into making semi-home made foods.  There are so many to choose from.  If you are on a healthy diet like me, you don’t have to eat salad all the time or sacrifice taste for substance.  It can get pretty boring. You just need to be creative.  One thing I like about semi-homemade foods is they are very easy to prepare and you have a meal in no time.

Sometimes, my husband doesn’t like to eat vegetables and settles a meal with only starch and entree for dinner.  So, I always have to cook 30 minutes before he gets home, so he can have a warm dinner.  I want to serve him a meal that comes right from the pan or oven.  I don’t like to serve the food thirty minutes after it’s cooked, especially when it’s a steak and chicken.

This recipe I created is an example of something simple and healthy as well as delicious; not to mention a very satisfying meal. It’s full of flavor and nutrients.  Quinoa and salmon are very good for you. You can read up about the benefits of salmon and quinoa on the web. You will find so many health benefits that you probably would not even thought of.

You can add steamed broccoli or a simple salad if you prefer.

This recipe is ready in  30 minutes or less.  All you need is 4 to 6 oz. salmon (sockeye), lemon, spices, water, oil, and quinoa and brown rice.  That’s it!

ImageFollow the directions on the box to cook the brown rice and quinoa. Meanwhile, prepare the salmon.

ImageSeason salmon with roasted garlic herb seasoning and N’Orleans cajun seasoning. Set aside.  Heat the skillet over medium heat and coat with 2 tablespoons olive oil when hot.

ImageSear salmon until opaque.

ImageTurn over to the other side. Add 1/4  to 1/2 cup of water.

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Cover and let cook until salmon turn opaque in color.  Arrange brown rice with quinoa on a plate.  Squeeze lemon juice over fish and garnish with a slice of lemon. Serve warm.

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