Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Steamed salmon in tin foil recipe



How to make steamed salmon using tin foil in the oven.

This is a very easy salmon recipe to cook.

Salmon is a very healthy and tasty fish to eat but on many occasions lots of different people have said that they love the taste of salmon but do not know how to cook it, Chef Jeena shows you how to cook salmon the simple way.

It is not always necessary to cook salmon in a fancy way, with some simple seasoning salmon can be very easy to cook and extremely delicious to eat.

Chef uses salt, pepper and dried dill to season this salmon, the dill is optional. The fish is then wrapped in tin foil and baked in a hot oven. Once cooked the salmon is then served with kale and garlic potatoes, you can serve with any side dish of your choice.


Salmon is high in omega oils, Vitamin D, Tryptophan (the happy brain chemical), Selenium and B Vitamins. So as well as being very tasty salmon is very healthy.




Ingredients
2-4 Salmon fillets
Salt
Black pepper
Dried dill (optional)

Picture of fresh salmon seasoned with salt, pepper and dill.



Picture of fork digging into the delicious steam baked salmon.





Recipe - How to make steamed salmon using tin foil in an oven



Unroll some tin foil and place it shiny side down on top of a flat oven tray.

Place a square/rectangle of greased proof paper in the center of the foil.

If there is no grease proof paper at hand the fish can be cooked in the foil alone.



Place salmon fillets in the center of the grease proof paper with a small gap between each fish.


Sprinkle with salt and black pepper and if using the dill sprinkle with dill.
A fresh sprig of dill can also be placed on top of the fish to infuse the salmon instead of using dried dill.



Pull the tin foil up at both ends and fold to seal the foil.

Make sure that there is space inside the foil for the hot air to steam the fish, almost like a foil bag.

If the foil is wrapped to tightly there will be no room for the hot air to steam the fish nicely.




Bake in an oven at gas mark 6-7 for 20 minutes or until cooked.



Serve with blanched green kale leaves and garlic potatoes or side dish of your choice.





To see how to cook a crispy salmon in the oven see:

Oven baked salmon recipe

26 comments:

Ed Schenk said...

Great cooking method and lots of beautiful photos!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

So moist and delicate!

Cheers,

Rosa

rachel said...

Scrumtptious!

SathyaSridhar said...

Woooow,,looks soo juicy and healthy way of cooking,,,thanks dear for sharing such a lovely recipe,,, you got magic in ur hands,, m a regular visitor on ur blog,,,i like ur blog very much dear,, thanks for sharing,,take care n keep smiling.

MaryMoh said...

Oh....Jeena...looks like we share the same craving. I've just posted Salmon & Asparagus Stir Fry yesterday. I love salmon. I cook it very often. Your steamed salmon looks very delicious.

Chef Fresco said...

Looks delicious! Salmon and dill are just so perfect together. We sometimes make salmon en papillote that looks similar to this. Your fresh salmon picture looks so good! Nice choice of sides as well.

jennifer said...

this looks so good, i love salmon! that's one of the things i miss most being so far away from home.
great recipe and pics!

Jeannie said...

Mmmm...I could eat the whole piece of that salmon! Looks delicious!

shriya said...

It looks just mouthwatering and am droolin over here. Nice pics and salmon looks soo moist...

Gita said...

The salmon looks absolutely delicious...I too prepare salmon very often...I am definitely going to try this Jeena...thanks :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! I love salmon and am always looking for new ways to cook it! Thanks!

Bridgett said...

Wow, the salmon turned out perfectly, Jeena. I love the dill, it is definitely a unique herb and one of my favorites. I am always looking for more ways to use it.

AppleC said...

It just amazes me that so many people say they don't know how to cook fish. It's so much easier than meat!
Super recipe, so basic, easy and delicious.

grace said...

i love cooking things in foil--it's like opening a present on christmas when it's finally time to eat. :)

hani said...

Wow! so perfect.. yummy

penny aka jeroxie said...

I like cooking in foil or baking paper too. So simple and so delicious.

Gloria said...

I love salmon and this look awesome Jeena! xx gloria

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm making salmon tonight!

shahana said...

Wow!nice clicks!! never tried it before...

Juliana said...

Wow, nice salmon dish...I bet you that is very moist and tasty with all the flavor wrapped in it :-)

Yasmeen said...

Steamed is certainly the best,love the herby flavors :D

Olive said...

I love how flaky the salmon looks, your way of cooking it sounds easy and healthier, thanks so much for sharing :)

Maaya said...

what a great way to prepare salmon.
so healthy and pretty as well

thanks

Chef Fresco said...

We made salmon with the exact same three ingredients just last night!! But we grilled ours. Salmon in tin foil or parchment is delicious too!

Seena said...

NO news Jeena?? was thinking abt you since few days..

Maaya said...

the salmon looks amazing. just right and not over cooked ( i hate it when its all dry)