Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

How to Cook Salmon Two Ways

With the new year upon us, it’s the perfect time to learn to cook some new healthy meals! Salmon is one of our favorite weeknight go-to recipes, and you won’t believe how quick and simple it is. It’s even easier if you have a steam oven, but just in case you don’t, here’s how to cook salmon two ways (but you’re going to be wanting that steam oven after this)!

Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

Both recipes use the same core flavors and sauce, but depending on the equipment you have and how you like your salmon cooked, you can take your pick of which method you’d like to use. The sauce is optional, and you can find that recipe at the end of this post.

Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

Steamed Salmon

For the steamed fish, we used the Wolf 30″ Electric Single Steam Oven. Simply arrange everything in a nonstick pan, insert the probe, and your salmon will be ready to eat before you know it.

If you don’t have a steam oven but still love steamed salmon, you can place the pan over a pot of boiling water and steam it that way.

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Ingredients

• One 4 oz salmon filet
• Asparagus
• Olive oil
• Salt & lemon pepper
• Fresh dill

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Instructions

1. Prepare your salmon by seasoning with salt and lemon pepper, and add a touch of olive oil to the flesh. Do the same with your asparagus.

2. Place the salmon skin side down in an oven-safe nonstick pan, along with the asparagus. Insert a temperature probe.

3. Cook the salmon until it reaches an internal temperature of 133ºF or until it reaches desired pinkness. Remove the probe, garnish with the dill and optional sauce, and it’s ready to serve.

Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

Pan Seared Salmon

If you like a crispy, flavorful layer to your salmon, this is the recipe for you. It requires a little more preparation and a few more steps, but you won’t be disappointed. We used the Wolf E Series 30″ Electric Oven with dual convection, as well as the Wolf 48″ Gas Range for this recipe.

Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

Ingredients

• One 4 oz salmon filet
• Asparagus
• Flour
• Coconut oil
• Salt & lemon pepper
• Juice from 1/2 lemon
• 2 cloves garlic
• Fresh dill

Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Gently coat the flesh side of the salmon in flour and pat to remove remaining lumps. Season well on both the top and bottom of the filet with salt and lemon pepper.

3. Preheat your nonstick pan to a medium high heat with 2 tbsp of coconut oil. Gently place your salmon flour side down into the pan. You should hear a sizzle immediately if your pan is preheated. Increase heat to high and sear salmon 45 seconds to one minute until golden brown.

4. Remove salmon and place skin side down onto a baking sheet and place directly into the oven. Cook at 350 for 7 min or until fish reaches an internal temperature of 133ºF.

5. While the salmon cooks, add a little more coconut oil to the pan along with two cloves of crushed garlic. Sear your asparagus until it takes on a warm color, and then add a tablespoon of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Cook the asparagus in the lemon juice for one minute, then place on the baking sheet in the oven to keep warm.

6. Once the salmon reaches 133ºF, remove it along with the asparagus from the oven, garnish with the dill and optional sauce, and serve.

Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce

There’s nothing more classic than a filet of salmon garnished with lemon and dill – but if you want to add an extra burst of flavor and some texture, whip up this easy sauce to drizzle on top!

Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

Ingredients

• 1 cup heavy cream
• 1/2 cup vegetable stock
• Juice from 1/2 lemon
• Cornstarch
• Fresh dill, finely chopped
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1 tbsp olive oil

Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

Instructions

1. Mix together 1 tbsp corn starch with 4 tbsp warm water.

2. If you seared your asparagus in the seared salmon recipe, use the same pan, leaving the cloves of garlic inside, and heat over medium-low heat. If not, heat olive oil in a pan over medium-low heat and add two cloves crushed garlic.

3. Add heavy cream, vegetable stock, and lemon juice and bring to a simmer.

4. Slowly add corn starch mixture to thicken to desired texture.

5. Finish with finely chopped dill and spread over salmon and asparagus.

Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

Salmon two ways - this is perfect for my new years resolution! | Healthy eating | duerdensappliance.com

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