Christmas is about a month away and everyone is busy shopping and going to parties. I always hear people complaining about gaining weight over the holidays. It’s natural to gain weight over the holidays and the key thing to remember is, not stress over it. You have to come to terms with it and enjoy the food with family and friends. My advice is to leave damage control till after the holidays
I wanted to share a recipe that is very healthy and perfect for the holidays. As many might have noticed I love spicy food, so many of my recipes are Indian and Latin inspired. The following is a recipe for salmon that enhances the flavor of the fish and still keeps it very succulent and enjoyable. The dish is extremely easy to make and can be done for lunch, dinner or any holiday party.
The recipe requires only a few ingredients. I use organic fresh salmon which I purchase from my local fish store. The other things you would need is some jalapenos, garlic, light soy sauce and some chives. Yep that’s all you need. Keeping it simple and easy while making the salmon taste amazing!
Personally I am not a big fan of salmon skin so I cut the skin out from the salmon steak. I also de-bone the salmon cause it makes eating more enjoyable in the end. Once the salmon is all cleaned and cut, its time to prepare the seasoning. I finely dice the chives, garlic and jalapeno. Then mix it all in with some light soy sauce and let it sit there for about 5 minutes. This is the perfect time to pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees and prepare the pan or skillet for the fish.
Marinate the salmon in the seasoning using a spoon. Careful not to use your hands to much as it will get spicy. Trust me, I learnt this the hard way in the past. I had my hands feeling like they were on fire for an hour or more. Not fun at all . Once nicely marinated and covered in the seasoning put the salmon on a skillet and bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon.
Once the salmon is baked take it out of the oven and serve alone or with anything else you like. I usually have it alone with some pesto and olive oil or with some fresh spring salad. Enjoy the salmon and let me know how you liked the dish.
- 2 Salmon Steaks
- 2 Jalapenos
- 8 Garlic Cloves
- 3 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
- 15 Chive Strands
- Clean and prepare the salmon steaks
- Finley dice the jalapenos, garlic and chives.
- Mix the diced jalapenos, garlic and chives into the light soy sauce and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
- Marinate the Salmon in the mixture using a spoon.
- Once the salmon is nicely covered, set it on a skillet.
- Bake the salmon in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes depending on the salmon thickness.
- Pull out of the oven and serve salmon by itself or paired with anything to your liking.