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!
- Fresh salmon fillets
- Jerk seasoning of your choice
- Parchment paper cut into large squares
- Fresh thyme sprigs
- Olive Oil
- 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.
- While the salmon sits in the lemon juice, put your water to boil.
- Rinse salmon once again in cold water and dry completely with paper towels.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove packets and let it sit for a few minutes to cool off.
- 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.