With all the traveling and moving around that we do, it is so easy to miss some folks in the hustle and bustle. Easter 2019 remedied this for us as we got to spend it with one our favorite families. My cousins came to see and love on us for a couple days. One thing we love to do when getting together is eating good food and cooking good food. This was when I was introduced to maple ginger and garlic salmon. Life was forever changed for me.
Hot to Prepare Salmon for Cooking in the Skillet
When cooking any fish or seafood, please ensure that the seafood is not overly moist. A couple dabs of a paper towel can remove excess water which will allow the seafood (salmon in this case) to get a nice sear. Then cooking seafood in a skillet or pan, that sear is EVERYTHING. That is where the majority of the flavor is.
How To Cook Salmon (Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon Recipe)
For this recipe, you want to sear the salmon on both sides. Searing the salmon locks in the flavor and moisture. PRO TIP: When cooking meat or seafood on a skillet or a grill it is better for the meat/seafood to be close to room temperature. Do not place the salmon in a cold pan. The skillet you are using should be hot with a little oil added and ready for the salmon to be placed in. Cook salmon with this level of thickness on each side for 5 to 7 minutes. After 5 to 7 minutes the fish should look like the picture below.
How to Make Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon
- 4 salmon fillets
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed,
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp of seasoning salt (I prefer Tony Chachere's)
- 2 tbsp ginger, minced, crushed, or chopped
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- Preheat skillet to medium heat
- Remove excess moisture from salmon fillets with paper towels. Season the fish with salt, pepper, seasoning salt, and crushed garlic. Make sure you rub all of the seasoning into the fish.
- Add oil to the skillet and allow it to coat the bottom.
- Place salmon fillets in the skillet and allow to cook for 5-7 minutes on one side. Flip the salmon and rub the minced ginger into the fish.
- Allow to cook on the opposite side for another 5-7 minutes.
- Once the salmon is done, pour the maple syrup on top it will begin to bubble up. Let it completely coat the salmon by flipping each fillet in the pan. This process takes about 1 minute.
- Remove from the skillet from the heat. Plate. Enjoy. That easy and simple.
- Add a little razzle dazzle and top it with freshly chopped parsley or chives.
Can this recipe be Keto?
Yes! Substitute the maple syrup for the keto Lakanto Maple Syrup. It is just as delicious!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1108mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 50g