Cooking with Kaaleen: Steamed salmon

Keeping up with my personal challenge of learning how to cook on my own while also making healthier choices, I decided to put the recipe books down and find another method of learning that is closer to home, acquiring tips from one of the best cooks I know, my mom!

This recipe is truly home grown because my mom kind of just threw things into a pot, let them steam and the dish turned out delicious, not to mention healthy. This steamed salmon recipe is a great way to get a dose of Omega-3s without losing the natural flavours.

What you’ll need:

  • 6 pieces of 8 oz salmon
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tsp of salt, pepper, garlic salt, Cajun seasoning, fish seasoning, any of your favourite seasonings
  • 1/3 cup of red, green and yellow peppers chopped
  • ½ cup of water for peppers
  • ½ of a medium tomato diced
  • 1 sprig of thyme or 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp of green onion
  • ½ of medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp of red wine vinegar
  • Small piece of scotch bonnet pepper (optional)

What to do:

Step one: Season salmon liberally with dry ingredients.

Step two: In a large skillet, add butter, peppers, tomatoes, thyme, water, onion, green onion and red wine vinegar.

Step three: Over medium high heat, sauté all the vegetables until translucent (usually for about five minutes). Cover and let steam.

Step four: Lower heat and add fish to pan, cover and let steam on each side for about three minutes.

In total, making this dish takes about 20 minutes and serves six people.

Steamed salmon can pair well with just about any of your favourite sides. As a great source of vitamin D, Omega-3 and other beneficial nutrients, you are eating your way to a healthier and happier lifestyle when you choose salmon.

Let us know what your finished dish tastes like! Leave us a comment, below.


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