Steam-Jerked Salmon

I LOVE salmon. I always have some in my freezer and I cook it at least once a week. I even love canned salmon. 

I’m always trying out new salmon recipes. It’s such a versatile fish. If I’m doing fresh salmon, it’s usually baked, broiled or steamed. I always buy wild caught. If you haven’t had it, try it. Sure it’s more expensive but it’s one of those things that’s totally worth the extra bucks. 

I tried a new method yesterday and I loved it. I seasoned the salmon with my favorite jerked seasoning, then wrapped it in parchment and steamed it. It was so good! Now, I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m not much of a measuring cook. I throw in a little of this and a bit of that. But I’m sharing my recipe and method with you and I do hope you give it a try! 

INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh salmon fillets
  • Jerk seasoning of your choice
  • Parchment paper cut into large squares
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • Olive Oil

METHOD

  1. Rinse salmon fillets in cold water. Place in a bowl and squeeze fresh lemon juice on top. Make sure that all sides of the fillet(s) get lemon juice on it. Set aside for about 5 minutes. 
  2. While the salmon sits in the lemon juice, put your water to boil. 
  3. Rinse salmon once again in cold water and dry completely with paper towels. 
  4. Season salmon with your favorite jerk seasoning. I personally love Walkerswood jerk seasoning. I’ve been using it for years! It’s wonderful. Sometimes I use the spicy, but mild has a nice kick also. I usually use half tablespoon for 1 fillet. However, you can use more or less depending on how spicy you’d like it to be. You can let it marinate overnight or cook immediately.             
  5. Drizzle a bit of olive oil onto the parchment and place the salmon fillet on top. Place a sprig of thyme and then fold into a packet. 
  6. Place the packet into your steam basket and cover. Steam on medium low for about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your fillets. 
  7. Remove packets and let it sit for a few minutes to cool off. 
  8. Open your packet carefully!!! Watch out for steam! Serve and enjoy! I made some bacon wrapped asparagus and a quinoa/brown rice medley with mines! Jerked salmon is very versatile though so you can enjoy it with mashed or baked potatoes, any rice dish, or just plain veggies. 
This meal is bursting with flavor!

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