Slow-Cooked Salmon

14 Mar

This is the day I have the most trouble getting out of bed in the entire year. The Monday after spring-forward is brutal. I do a lot of grousing about outdated traditions and stupid ways of doing things and the appalling way we continue on with things because “that’s the way we’ve always done it.” Bring on daylight savings and leave it there, I say.

It’s a good day for an easy dinner, and one that’s comforting as well.

This one’s about as easy as they get, and it’s healthy, which is a fantastic bonus. If you like sushi, you’re going to love this–it’s all about cooking fish low and slow, which gives you a wonderfully fall-apart texture that’s amazingly similar to your favorite nori.

Unlike other slow cooking recipes, this one doesn’t require a special appliance. You’re going to do this in your regular oven. And it’s hard to go wrong with this. The temperature is so low that it’ll be fine if you forget about it for awhile, which is a huge blessing on this particular Monday.

Like some of my other recipes, this one is all about the method. You should season your salmon any way you’d like–lemon pepper, lemon juice, orange juice, honey, lime, barbecue sauce, whatever (I offered a few suggestions here). I use a commercially-prepared Asian salad dressing because that’s my favorite. And, of course, this is great for Lent Fridays or Meatless Mondays, or just healthying up your diet in general. I usually microwave-steam some asparagus or green beans, and serve it with that and rice or potatoes.

Sushi lovers, rejoice. And try this. You’ll need:

Salmon filets, one per person

Seasoning of your choice

Olive oil spray

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees (that’s not a typo). Season your salmon and lay it in a baking dish sprayed with olive oil. Bake it for about a half-hour, or until it’s cooked through to your liking (I like mine rare, so I go about 20 minutes with one filet). Enjoy.


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