So this is a really different dish for me, but it was absolutely delightful.
I was watching this health food person and they had this recipe which seemed like the diametric opposite of something I would cook. Well, that means
I absolutely have to try it, because I try just about every method of cooking.
Now, this may not seem over the top, but in as you read on you will see how truly wonderful it truly is. Even better, it's an absolutely
Ingredients: (for 2, (or maybe 3, but it's scaleable):
- 1 lb Salmon filet
- 2 Broccoli tops
- Olive oil
That's it!! (seriously)
Steak the salmon into individual pieces. Rub both sides generously with Olive oil, especially the skin side. Lightly salt and pepper the meat side
of the Salmon. Place the Salmon, skin side down, on a steamer basket or wire trivet. Cut the Broccoli tops into florets and place them in the
steamer basket. Drizzle with Olive oil. Depending on the sized pot you're using, add enough liquid (water, or chicken stock, your choice) to give
you about 1/2" of liquid on the bottom of the pot. Just make sure none of the fish is actually touching the liquid, you don't want boiled fish, but
steamed. Place pot on the stove on High. Cover and let steam for about 10 minutes. When the Salmon turns pink it's close to done. Check one of the
fillets with a fork to make sure you don't have any raw Salmon in the middle. Your Brocolli should be still just lightly crispy but with a nice steam
Plate, drizzle with some more Olive oil and serve!
That's it! That's all there is too it!
The Olive oil on the Salmon keeps it from sticking to the steamer basket. Plus, the Olive oil seals the juices into the Salmon so it's not dry. The
Broccoli is delightful. The Olive oil is almost like butter and the light salt and pepper and just awesome. The lack of major seasonings means you
can really taste the wonderful flavor of the Salmon. The steam process preserves all the nutrients in both the Broccoli and the fish.
Note: I had actually made some nice Spanish Rice to go with this dish, and it turned out good. However, after eating the delicate flavors of the
steamed Salmon and the Broccoli with the Olive oil, the Spanish rice was just too salty and spicy. (never thought I would hear myself say this!!!)
We wound up just eating the fish and the broccoli.
Healthy, nutritious, tasty, light and fantastic!
Try it, you won't be disappointed!
P.S. Never thought I would ever post a recipe for steamed fish!
edit on 2/18/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)