I just learned about a really cool method called Dry Brining.
In my previous blog about the importance of vitamin D, I think you'll enjoy this simple salmon recipe.
It goes something like this...
- Take a nice Wild Caught Salmon filet, skin on.
- In a bowl blend together 1 part raw sugar and 3 parts sea salt.
- Toss in some fresh chopped herbs that appeal to you for salmon.
- In a glass dish spread a layer of the dry brine on the bottom.
- Place the piece of salmon on top then spread the remaining brine on top of the salmon and sort of press it into the flesh.
- Wrap in plastic wrap then place in fridge for about 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, prep some veggies of your choice to go with the salmon.
You may want to serve this with some brown rice, as well. Cook the rice in a chicken stock for more flavor and add additional veggies here, such as diced carrots and fresh peas.
I think a side of fresh Pico De Gallo would work well with the salmon as a side.
- Remove the fish from the fridge after 30 minutes and dip the fish in a bowl of cool water to rinse off the brine mixture. Pat dry with paper towel.
- Heat a skillet to medium with a little olive oil seasoned with some salt and maybe some dried herbs...just anything to impart more layers of flavor.
- Place fish, flesh side down into skillet and when the fish cooks about halfway up flip and cook skin side down.
Enjoy this Vitamin D rich salmon!