~ Fish on Friday ~
Chilli and Garlic Blackened Salmon Fillets
Here we are again, it’s Friday already…….it doesn’t seem like a week ago that I was posting about some wonderful smoked haddock I used for last Friday’s supper, Omelette Arnold Bennett. This week I am showcasing some great salmon fillets……all boned and ready to cook, and as usual this lovely fish was sent to me from John and Delish Fish. Delish Fish provides a handy mail-order door to door service, and I love the convenience of receiving fish delivered to me – all ready to cook or freeze. I love salmon, but it is hard to decide how to cook it a little differently sometimes; and I just fancied a change of pace this Friday, something with a bit of a kick, so I devised this recipe, a cheat’s version of the Cajun recipe, Blackened Fish……with none of the intricate spices, but a simple blend of black pepper, garlic and chilli sauce with lemon juice, easy to cook after a long day at work and a really lovely spiced fish dish.
The salmon fillets were quite big, so we ended up sharing one fillet between us, which left the other one for another meal; I plan to flake the cooked salmon, mix it with mayonnaise and make some salmon sandwiches with home-made oat bread……with watercress on the side. But back to this recipe; I served these salmon fillets with some noodles for a fusion meal – Scottish salmon, Cajun blackened fish and Asian noodles!
I have also received some more fish as part of my Fish Fanatic role this week, and I will be featuring that over the weekend, so this is a short post today; I have shared this recipe with you below, as well as some fishy nutritional facts…..as salmon is high in Omega 3 Fatty acids, which are essential to a healthy diet…….so, salmon is not just a good looking fish, but it’s good for you too…….I LOVE it when a plan comes together!
See you later, and have a GREAT Fishy Friday, I’ll be back with more recipes and news over the weekend…….and don’t forget, you can win £30 of fresh fish from Delish Fish by entering my Giveaway here: Win £30 of Fresh Fish Delivered to your Door. Karen.
Chilli and Garlic Blackened Salmon Fillets
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||8 minutes|
|Total time||13 minutes|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish|
|Misc||Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Casual Party, Formal Party|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 2 salmon fillets (skin on)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 to 4 drops of chilli sauce
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2 to 3 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- fresh parsley (for garnish)
An easy take on Cajun Blackened fish with chilli, garlic and black pepper....perfect for a change of pace for a midweek meal. Use fresh or frozen salmon fillets.
|Step 1||Mix the lemon juice and chilli sauce together, using 2 to 4 drops of the chilli sauce to taste, or more.|
|Step 2||Roll the salmon fillets in the lemon and chilli; mix the minced garlic with about 1 teaspoon of cracked black pepper, or freshly ground black pepper. Press the black pepper and garlic mix on to the top of the salmon fillets, on the skinned side.|
|Step 3||Heat up some vegetable oil in a frying pan, over a high heat, until smoking. Place the salmon fillets into the pan, skin side down and then turn the heat down to low to medium. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the salmon is nearly opaque all the way through - you can see by looking at the sides of the fillets.|
|Step 4||Gently turn the salmon over and fry on the peppered side for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked right through - again, you can see this by looking at the side of the salmon fillets, they will be a dark salmon pink colour and opaque.|
|Step 5||Serve the blackened salmon fillets immediately with a parsley garnish, and seasonal greens, salad and steamed potatoes.|
Salmon is a high-protein meal that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for children and adults alike. Evidence strongly suggests that increasing Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet helps prevent heart disease and, at increased consumption levels, may dramatically cut the mortality rate in heart attach survivors.
In addition, ocean-farmed salmon tastes great and can be cooked in a variety of ways for the entire family to enjoy. Salmon is the healthy, tasty choice.
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that are essential for life. Omega-3s help protect against heart disease, promote healthy skin and joints and are essential to proper neurological development in unborn babies and young children.
Charlotte @gofreecakes says
What a nice recipe, Karen. I have to say that salmon looks absolutely beautiful – good old Delish Fish : )
Delish Fish is such good quality, as you know! THANKS Charlotte!
Fantastic Fishy Friday! I love salmon, it’s so quick, easy and versatile. Will keep this recipe up my sleeve for next time I use Scottish Salmon.
Thanks Janice, it’s easy and has a bit of a kick! LOL!
Oh my goodness – this is perfection – I want it for lunch!! Bookmarked and i just can’t wait to eat this – thanks!
WOW! Thanks Mary, so glad you like this recipe! 🙂 🙂
Three of my favorites are here chili, garlic and salmon. Love the trivia about the salomon. Most of all, I love the cooked salmon photo. Looks deliciously awesome. =)
Thanks SO much Raquel! It is such an easy dish to cook too! 🙂
Sylvie (A Pot of Tea) says
This looks lovely, Karen.
Thanks Sylvie! Is it wet in Manchester too? Or is that a silly question?! LOL!