Salmon, as you probably know, is considered a "super food". It's one of the richest sources of omega-3's and fatty acids which are essential for heart health, brain health, and reducing inflammation.
I am super picky about salmon. It has to be fresh and wild caught. And the skin has to be removed before cooking, otherwise I find the taste to be "too strong", ie: fishy. I also prefer salmon that is steak-cut vs. a filet. I don't know why, I just do.
I've prepared this fish so many ways over the years, and although I can not honestly say that I love salmon, I eat it for it's health benefits. But recently I hit upon a method and a recipe that I can't get enough of. I am seriously craving this salmon and I have been making it several times a month, especially when it's on sale at the grocery.
This recipe is easy, fast, healthy, and delicious and I want to share it with you, so here you go:
Ingredients (makes 2 serving, adjust accordingly):
2 (6-8 oz.) salmon steak, skinless, and at room temperature
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. butter
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice of 1/2 small lemon
1 Tbsp. honey
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Place a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat (grill or stovetop), heat the oil and butter. Add the salmon and cook for 5 minutes, until the bottom is golden, then flip. Add the lemon juice, honey, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook until the salmon is cooked through, another 5 minutes, spooning the sauce over the salmon as it cooks.
Plate it. Garnish with parsley. I enjoy this salmon served with rice and brocoli