Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pan Roasted Salmon Steaks -- Why Not?

Just this once I thought I'd do food thing on my blog.  Food blogs are the big thing now, but I read them for the recipes, not to read the long story of how they got to the recipe.  With that in mind we will go directly to the food.   I love fresh salmon steak, and I find that most people make cooking them too much work.

Try this:

Pan Roasted Salmon Steak

2 salmon steaks or fillet cuts, skin on!
  1 teaspoon  Susitna River Blend  seasoning (Susitna Sugar and Spice) or salt pepper garlic & dill.
 2 lemon slices
 2 teaspoon butter
1 Tablespoon oil

Put the oven on 375 degrees or you might already be roasting vegetables there anyway (see below).  Heat a cast iron, or other skillet with a tablespoon of oil.  Season salmon steaks (mine were fresh sockeye cut from fillets with the skin on) with dill, garlic salt and pepper or my favorite fish seasoning  Susitna River Blend.  This great spice blend is made by a gal with a magic touch up in Willow, Alaska.  When skillet is hot place fish in skillet (skin down if a fillet) and add a teaspoon of butter and a lemon slice to each piece of fish.   Use a spatter screen if you have it.  After three - five minutes slide skillet in that hot oven for about 4-5 minutes.  Time it right and the roasted vegetable will come out at the same time.  You will probably wish you had cooked more of this and don't be afraid to eat the skin!    Off course this will also work on your BBQ grill –– hot direct heat with a hood!   Do not over cook!

Roasted Vegetables

Set oven to 375 degrees or fire up the BBQ grill.

three cups  Summer squash and/or zucchini, tomato, peppers and onions.  large dice, about one inch
1/4 cup olive oil
1  crushed garlic clove
1 Teaspoon italian seasoning  (oregano, basil, rosemary) or try one of the other blends from Susitna Sugar and spice.

Toss together in a bowl.  Then put in a roasting pan.  I like to use a round cake pan for this, but a pizza pan cookie sheet or foil will work.  Roast for 20-30 minutes.   If you have a grill pan for your BBQ  these veggies are great grilled.  Feel free to sub in your favorites like cauliflower or broccoli.  Potatoes are good this way but may need longer to cook or they could be parboiled first.


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