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Inconsistency and Baked Salmon with Lemon and Basil
No, the salmon is not inconsistent, as a matter of fact the recipe I created and I am going to share here is decidedly consistent. I am talking about my recent writing habits. My plan at first was to write 3 blog posts a week, along with creating 3 new YouTube videos for my channel, as well as keeping up with Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and my Patreon page (for which I have – 0 – patrons… that’s really OK because… I am inconsistent).The only thing that I seem to be consistent with is getting videos edited and uploaded to YouTube.
But, I am not giving up hope. One platform can inspire another and although I am focused on YouTube, the content on my channel will now be informing my writing. I had planned it to be the other way around, but life has a way of circumventing the best of plans. I just have to go with it.
So let’s get to it. Last week’s NEW COOKS recipe was created because a former student wanted to know how to bake salmon. He is a sophomore in college in Ann Arbor and is trying to find his way around a kitchen. This recipe is quick and simple and easy for a novice to cooking.
A heavy bottom skillet that is oven safe
A flat spatula
A kitchen brush
Aluminum foil for tenting in the oven
2 six ounces pieces of salmon
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1-2 teaspoons of Everything Seasoning
1-2 teaspoons of basil
6 thin slices of lemon
8 pieces of bacon OR 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar and a cup of water (this is for AFTER cooking).
MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING AN OVEN SAFE PAN!
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
If you are using a cast iron pan, begin heating it on low right away.
If you are using some sort of non-stick, I would not recommend it, but hold off on heat until just before the cooking process.
Brush the salmon on the top, bottom and side with olive oil.
Pour remaining olive oil in the pan.
Sprinkle the top and sides of the salmon with Everything Seasoning (to taste).
Sprinkle the top of the salmon with basil – a good sprinkle not a COATING.
Place the three slices of lemon on the top of each piece of salmon. THAT’S YOUR PREP! THAT’S ALL THERE IS TOO IT!
Turn the heat on high and add the remain olive oil.
When the olive oil is smoking hot (not billowing) place the salmon in the pan skin side down. DON’T MOVE IT!
Sear for about 5-7 minutes. The skin should start to release.
Note: if the skin does not release, your pan was not hot enough.It is important to get that pan “Smoking Hot”.
Once the skin has released, check to see if it is crisping. You don’t want it burnt, but CRISPY is good.
Time to Bake It: 20 Minutes Total
Place the pan in the oven on the middle rack and tent the salmon with the aluminum foil.
Bake for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.
After 15 minute remove the aluminum foil
Cook for 5 more minutes to let the lemons slightly caramelize
Take it out of the oven and let rest for 5-8 minutes.
ENJOY with a simple salad, wild rice and your favorite glass of wine.
PRO TIP: Your pan and your home is going to smell like fish. I combat this with BACON. Wipe your pan out and immediately sauté the 8 strips of bacon in the pan. If you are a pork eater, it is a win/win. Your pan smells like bacon, your home smells like bacon and you have bacon ready for breakfast!
*Note: if you are not a pork eater, fill your pan with 1-2 cups of water. Heat the water to boiling and add 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar. Boil for 5-10 minutes. This will neutralize the fish odor and flavor. For your home, burn your favorite incense, light scented candles or spray with a non-toxic air freshener.
I hope you find this recipe interesting and tasty. Please visit, subscribe and like my YouTube channel “Kickin’ it with Karen; Beyond Sauerkraut” to find more things I’ve made.
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