about 1 year ago
I came up with this recipe having limited ingredients in the kitchen and no desire to go shopping. Little did I know people have already thought of cooking salmon with apple juice. I prefer my method because it takes less cookware and comes out moist every time, even if it's over cooked. I started doing this when I was about 18, and three years later my mom and friends parents still resent me for it. It is so delicious!
I love that this recipe only adds flavor/moisture, and not masks it. Many salmon recipes have spices and flavors that may be good, but over power the fish, and the taste of salmon is already great.
- 1 large salmon fillet or 2 medium fillets (about an inch or so thick and should fit the pan comfortably)
- 2 Lemons(washed)
- 3 tablespoons Honey
- 1 cup Apple Juice
- 1 teaspoon Butter
- Salt and Pepper
- **Organic Ingredients are more flavorful to me
In a moderate sized nonstick frying pan, heat the apple juice on medium heat uncovered.
With a chef's knife, trim the edges of the salmon to make it even and butter the skin. Trimming not only makes it look better, but removes pieces that might burn. Cut one lemon in half.
When the apple juice starts to noticeably evaporate and reduces by almost half, carefully drop the fish(skin down) in the pan with one of the lemons(two halves face down).
Drizzle 3 tbs honey onto the fish and add fresh ground salt and pepper to your liking on top. Cover the pan and simmer(medium low heat) for about 4-5 min.
Remove the lid, make sure the fish isn't stuck to the pan, you may need to turn the heat up to medium if the apple juice isn't cooking off fast enough. With the lid off cook the fish for an additional 5 min. or until the apple juice turns to a glaze. Watch the process because stove tops vary and the goal is to make the liquid into glaze, without burning it.
The fish should be well cooked at this point, yet moist and tender. Transfer the salmon to a dish, drizzle left over glaze on top, and cut into desired amount of servings. Serve with your favorite rice, green veggies, and a slice of the remaining lemon.
- 260 calories
- 8g total fat
- 3g saturated fat
- 29mg cholesterol
- 96mg sodium
- 41g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 38g sugar)
- 9g protein