Simple and Easy Salmon Recipe We Tried Last Night

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Some people think of cooking salmon recipes as simple and easy, others think it's fancy and expensive due to gourmet nature of many fish recipes. Sunday evening we tried, what I would call, an easy and simple-made salmon recipe, which was tasty and rich.

Yesterday evening, our family visited a friend in Charlotte, NC, whose family came to United States from Armenia. Armenian cuisine is rich with many simple and easy to make fish recipes and our friend's father, who runs a restaurant in Los Angeles was one of the top chefs in Armenia before he and his family moved to United States.

Monical Haroyan has not attended a culinary school, but took after her father and certainly learned few great cooking tips from him. My family had a wonderful visit with her family and at the dinner Monica introduced us to her lenten salmon recipe, which she cooked in oven, over bread in 10 minutes. The taste was unbelievable. I would characterize it moist and buttery (although butter is not used in this recipe) fish with all kinds of good flavors.

Seen in the accompanying picture, this easy salmon recipe was one of the best we had ever tested. I immoderately jumped and took few pictures for this article. A bigger size picture of this simple salmon dish can be found on HULIQ's Facebook page, which we shared for our followers.

Salmon is easy to cook and it cooks quickly. Chefs say that Salmon, as well as some other types of fish will continue to cook after it is off the heat. Therefore, to put an end to dry fish and to guarantee mouthwatering fish every time one has to remove it before it is done to your liking. On high heat fish average fish cooks between 8 to 14 minutes. On medium heat average fish cooks between 10 to 22 minutes. Reserve shortest timing for fillets and longest time for medium whole fish. Because fish still continues to cook after it's off the heat cook fish a few minutes shorter to make sure it's well done with mouthwatering taste. Here is Monica's simple salmon recipe, which was called Ciabatta Bread Salmon for 6 people.

Ciabatta Bread Salmon: Preparation time is about 8 minutes. Cooking time is 10 minutes.

6 Ciabatta bread loaves

6 (4 to 5-ounce) center cut salmon fillets, skinned, each about the size of Ciabatta bread loaves

Salt and Pepper

6 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise

1 Lemon

Mozzarella Cheese

1 Tablesppon of Olive Oil

In a medium bowl mix together Mayonnaise, salt and pepper (can be black pepper, red or both), olive oil and squeeze the lemon juice. Toast the Ciabatta bread loaves for about a 30 seconds. Brush the salmon fillets on both sidzes with the Mayonnaise mix and put one on top of each Ciabatta bread loave. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. You can add a few dashes of sweet paprika as well.

Preheat your oven to 450F. Line a shallow roasting pan with foil. Place your salmon bread loaves in the pan and cook for 10 minutes. After it's done, transfer the Ciabatta Bread Salmon to a platter and allow to rest for 3 minutes. Serve this easy salmon recipe with a nice bottle of white wine.

According to a recent Danish study a fish diet might provide immediate cardiovascular benefits to young woman. The American Heart Association also recommends using fish in your diet at least two servings a week. The preference is given to oily fish, such as salmon. Rich in Omega-3s salmon is a very good source of protein, Vitamin B12 and selenium, recommends the American Heart Association.

Try this recipe please and comment below, sharing your thoughts.

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