Given a choice I would choose alaskan salmon anytime :) I love salmon whether smoked or pan seared or as sashimi . Don't know why, but I love the texture and the natural saltish taste of salmon. I love it medium cooked when pan seared, it is just wonderful when especially with just some crushed black peppercorn and a sprinkle of sea salt. Just with this two ingredients and lightly pan seared it with either olive oil or grapeseed oil...you get a world class salmon steak....beautiful taste and it explodes in your mouth with every mouthful :) Sorry , I am not over exaggerating here. For yesterday dinner, I cooked this delicious salmon fillet with just salt and black pepper and topped it with slices of brie....Mmmmm..I can't express how good it is.....just one word H.E.A.V.E.N.L.Y !
Salmon are expensive over here, but for someone who simply loves it , will not mind the price at all...like ME, I will sneak in one or two pieces each time I see fresh thick slab of salmon fillets displayed at the fish section in Jusco. Only Jusco has the best salmon in town :) I heart this style of cooking salmon. Pan seared for 2 minutes on each side and it will be just cooked. If you want it more cooked , then you have to leave it on longer on each side.
Rub crushed peppercorns and sea salt on both sides
and pan seared with grapeseed oil ( cholesterol free oil )
with 2 minutes on each side for a just cooked texture
topped it wtih slices of brie cheese when it is still
hot from the pan......delish !
have fresh mango slices as a side
see how how beautiful it is...
this is how the salmon flake should look
when it is just cooked.......just 2 minutes on both sides :)
eat with brie cheese......can you imagine how wonderful it taste ? :p
Pan Seared Alaska Salmon With Brie
- serve 2
2 pieces Salmon fillets
1/2 tbsp crushed peppercorn
sea salt to taste
3 tbsp of grapeseed oil/olive oil
Mango - slices
Rub crushed peppercorn and salt on both sides of the salmon fillets.
Heat up a non stick pan with grapeseed/olive oil under medium high heat. Pan seared the salmon for 2 minutes on each side. Off the heat, top it with brie slices while the salmon is still hot. Dish out and serve with mango slices .
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