Ingredients:This recipe is SO easy and lazy that I'm not even going to give you the traditional formatted recipe. Improvise, make it your own and have fun. This is truly lazy at its finest. The salmon cooks on a bed of either sliced onions, citrus or herbs - the bed serves a purpose. When you slow cook salmon, some of the proteins break down and can cook out. The bed helps any fats and proteins drain away. Plus, the fish gets gently perfumed with whatever you use for the bed4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets (1 per person)Choose ingredients below:
Seasonings Bed Finishing (after cooking, top with) (PHOTO ABOVE) brush w/cooking oil, salt, pepper, ground coriander, top with orange slices thin sliced oranges and onions crushed macadamia nuts, mint brush w/oil, salt, pepper, brown sugar sliced ginger, green scallion sections minced scallions brush w/honey, salt, pepper thin sliced fennel pulb parsley, more thinly sliced fennel (PHOTO BELOW) brush with honey, salt, pepper sliced oranges, lemons sweetened coconut flakes, diced mango, papaya, red onion, golden raisins brush with oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder sliced red onions fresh mango salsa
How to cook salmon low and slow
1. Preheat to 250F. Season salmon and let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. <- important. Otherwise the time in the oven will be devoted to un-chilling your salmon, instead of cooking it. Grab a pan big enough to hold all fillets in single layer. Make bed of whatever ingredients you've chosen.
2. Place the salmon fillets on the bed you've made. Cook for 30 minutes. [if you're cooking more than 4 fillets, just add another 2 minutes per additional filet] To test for doneness, stick a sharp paring knife in, if it goes in an out very easily, its done. Even if you leave it in the oven for an extra few minutes, don't worry, it is impossible to overcook the salmon this way....unless you, uh, leave it in the oven for a week.
3. Top with whatever finishing herbs, spices or ingredients you've chosen. After cooking, the salmon is going to look almost exactly the same as when you first put it in. Don't worry, after 30 minutes in the oven it is cooked.
If you generally like your tuna seared, or you like your salmon "medium rare" - you must try this recipe. Low and slow really does capture and deliver what the ingredients should taste like exactly. The salmon still retains all of its gorgeous color, even when fully cooked. The texture and flavor is sublime!
p.s. I found a can of spices at my local gourmet market. Its called JUNGLE BOOGIE!!! Isn't that just too cool? With a name like that, who cares what kind of spice it was, I just had to try it! <-- see, I wasn't joking! "Naturally organic. Fresh dried granulated mango, banana, pineapple, coconut, herbs, roasted garlic and roasted red/green bell peppers" Naturally, its made by a company called Bad Bone. Sadly, Bad Bone is a goner. No longer in business. :-( Someone, quick, create a spice blend with those same ingredients and sell!!! I will be your number one fan.