As of this moment, salmon is one of my favorite dishes on the planet. Not only is it extremely healthy, providing valuable Omega-3s with a laundry list of joint, artery and immune system benefits, but it also tastes oh-so-good! If you enjoy curry dishes or Indian food in general, be sure to try out Jewels’ delicious Tandoori Salmon recipe.
For years, I had the misfortune of falsely believing I disliked fish. I imagine there are plenty of other individuals out there who, like my past self, believe that fish just isn’t their thing. Perhaps you had a single bad dining experience involving fish. Maybe the only fish you’ve tried was from a frozen bag. It’s possible that your first fish experience was with a species like mackerel, which has a more “fishy” taste, and you haven’t quite worked up to that.
In my case, the only fish I had ever eaten had been cooked by my father, and while my dad was a master at grilling steaks, he had a tendency to over cook fish.
Anyone who has successfully cooked fish can tell you that overcooking is possibly the worst mistake you can make. The delicate meat deteriorates quickly once you get passed the perfectly cooked point, unlike chicken and steak, which have much wider margins of error.
It wasn’t until I decided to try cooking a fresh piece of salmon for myself, prompted by the numerous health benefits, that I discovered how delicious fish could be. Here’s what I learned:
1) Don’t overcook the fish! [Read more...]