This Smothered Salmon recipe is something I came up with years ago. My wife has a serious love for this fish so I wanted to create something that was undeniably the best and believe it or not, this recipe can be prepped and cooked in just 15 minutes. It has a Garlic, Wine and Butter Broth that is just amazingly smooth. I actually use this to saute the Onions and Peppers as well as steam the fish. I like to prop the Salmon right over the top of the veggies so the filet can steam from below as well as from above when I top the pan with a lid. Then after just a few short minutes I smother the fish with Mozzarella Cheese, then cover back up with the lid long enough for it to melt. Once it has, you have a perfectly cooked Salmon that is ready to serve. Total cooking time is, approximately, 6 to 7 minutes. And once it hits the plate, I dash pieces of Bacon, I sprinkle freshly chopped Parsley and then I splash some Balsamic Vinegar right over the top.
If you’re interested in seeing how I cook Halibut, Rockfish or Swai, check out the links below. I even have a Poor Man’s Lobster recipe if you’re interested.
1 Salmon Fillet
1/2 Bell Pepper
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cube butter
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 tbsp fresh or dried Parsley
1 to 2 tbsp chopped Bacon or bits
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper Salmon to taste
Pinch of cayenne pepper
There are, literally, hundreds of different ways to prepare Ahi Tuna but I like mine Seasoned and Seared. That usually means that dry ingredients are applied, on all sides, to a cut of Raw Ahi Tuna then cooked and “seared” in a dry frying pan. Ingredients vary but spices generally get the best results, rarely, herbs are ever applied. But, one of the easiest ways to make this appetizer is to keep it simple and season with Kosher Salt and Black Pepper.
Ahi Tuna Dipping Sauce
The best part about this Ahi tuna recipe is that it comes with a fantastic Wasabi Vinaigrette that has a sweet Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil influence. Tell me that doesn’t sound superb! Sushi fans alike come running for this appetizer anywhere it’s served. I’ve seen similar recipes served at The Outback, Cheese Cake Factory and P.F. Chang’s even. All of which have their own unique style. I think that this one is the easiest to do and that anyone the loves tuna is going to like it.
Seared Ahi Tuna Ingredients:
1 Ahi Tuna Steak
1 tbsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp Paprika
This Dill Havarti Cheese with Seared Pepper Salad is a real refreshing way to shake up your everyday greens. It’s got a wonderful blend of ingredients that make every bite explode with flavor. This recipe, in particular, was voted as one of New York’s top twenty must have dishes a few years ago. That alone sparked my interest in preparing this for myself and when I tried it, I knew I had to film it.
8 oz Dill Havarti (any Substitution)
12 Lunch Box Bell Peppers, halved and seared
1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halves
1/2 Red Onion, sliced
1/2 cup Black Olives, halves
1/2 cup Green Olives, halves
2 tbsp Capers
2 tsp Fresh Mint, chopped
2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/4 cup Olive Oil (2 tbsp for Dressing 2 tbsp for Searing)
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dry Bread for Serving
Follow the instructions in my Seared Pepper Salad video tutorial.