How to Cook a Whole Salmon (2 Recipes)

  

Whether baked, poached, roasted, or barbecued, cooking a whole salmon isn’t a rocket science. Whole salmon is a wonderful centerpiece for any festive table. If you’re looking to wow your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner, consider making a whole salmon. Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid and protein, which means you will make a tasty, and at the same time, healthy meal for your man.

You don’t need a lot of herbs and special spices. Lemon juice, herbs, and olive oil are the only spices you need to add more flavor to your whole salmon. You can also experiment with other flavors and use fennel, basil, garlic, or rosemary as well. Here’s how to make a whole poached salmon.

Ingredients:

  • whole salmon
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 onions
  • 1 carrot
  • salt
  • pepper
  • herbs

Directions:

Wash the salmon and dry with paper towels. Place fresh salmon in your fish kettle, season with salt, pepper, add whole carrot and onion, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Add 4 lemon quarters. Turn off the heat. Remove carrot and onion. Leave the salmon in the kettle to cool.

Once it’s cool, remove the salmon and scrape away the skin. Use a small knife to remove the skin. Serve whole decorated with lemon, fresh vegetables and herbs.

If you want to make a whole baked salmon stuffed with lemon and herbs, vegetables, here’s the recipe to try out:

Ingredients:

  • whole salmon
  • lemon
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • herbs
  • fresh vegetables, optional

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Wash and dry the salmon.

In a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the outside and inside of the salmon. Place the salmon on a non-stick baking sheet, add some lemon slices, cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork. Serve with lemons and vegetables.

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When it comes to recipes, it’s always best to experiment with ingredients to create the most delicious meal your man has ever tried. Or if you cook it for yourself, treat yourself to a luxury meal you will love, unless you are a vegetarian. When serving a whole salmon, your creativity is the key to a mouthwatering meal. Do you have any Valentine’s Day recipes to share?

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