When living in the Pacific Northwest I fell in love with salmon. I could eat Salmon every day. It's one of my favorite things to order when I'm on the West Coast. I use to go fishing on the Rogue River for Salmon and Steel head. I use to fish my grandpa in Northern California (not for from Mt. Lassen) for Rainbow Trout. I know some of you are probably shocked at the very idea of seeing me fish but I do enjoy it. I haven't been in years and I really miss it. That's probably one of the things I miss most about my childhood, fishing and camping in the mountains. I wish everyone had the experience to catch their own fish, clean it, and cook it at least once in their lifetime.
My husband grew up on the Gulf of Mexico. Two types of fish that he's use to catching are Red Snapper (another favorite) and Catfish. I'm not a big fan of catfish unless it's blackened. They are such ugly creators (Catfish). However, I do have some lovely recipes that I will begin to share on preparing Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Red Snapper, and Catfish. I'll start today with a quick and easy Salmon.
Fish is really healthy (contains a lot of Omega 3 for your heart and is considered low fat). It has even been said that fish helps improve your mood. I'm not sure if that's true or not but I seem to be happy to eat it. Pregnant and nursing mothers need to be sure to watch out for the type of fish they eat because some have high levels of mercury (can cause birth defects). You can find a list of those types of fish on the online.
Ok, so here's an easy Salmon recipe I came across last year. It's really easy and tastes great. I like to grill fish rather than cook it inside (doesn't leave that fishy smell in the house).
1 bunch of cilantro leaves, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped * I used about 1 tsp of garlic salt
2 cups of honey
juice from one lime
4 Salmon steaks
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together cilantro, garlic, honey, and lime juice. Heat until honey is easily stirred, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool.
2.) Place Salmon steaks in baking dish, and season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture over salmon, cover, and refrigerate 10 minutes.
3.) Preheat your grill.
4.) Lightly oil your grill grate. Cook Salmon for at least 5 minutes on each side.