Garlic Herb Salmon with Zucchini


Blending simple preparation and the simplest of ingredients, most of which may already be in your kitchen, the makes Garlic Herb Salmon with Zucchini an everyday go to favorite. As an added benefit, it is a low time and low mess meal for those especially busy days. As we all know, one of the fastest and easiest ways to cook salmon and vegetables is in a pan. It is also one of the tastiest. By using the pan, you can capture that healthy and delicious oil from the fish and create the crispiest of skin on your salmon. You also are able to lock in moisture to keep the salmon the perfect texture for all.

You will not believe how much layered flavor and herbal delight can be packed in a single pan. All you need to do is toss the salmon, skin down, into a pan, throw in some vegetable, sprinkle a few herbs on top, and voila. You have a health and delicious dinner in less than 30 minutes. As an added bonus, you only have a few dishes to wash.

Many love this recipe for its speed. Although, some feel that the best thing about this recipe is its flexibility. If you do not have salmon, then you can precook a different meat a bit and use that instead. Chicken just takes a few minutes of pre-cooking and steak just adds about 10 minutes of pre-cooking to this recipe. If you are missing the vegetable selections, you can thinly slice almost any squash and use that instead. If you choose a denser squash, you may have to cook it a bit longer. The kitchen truly is your laboratory to experiment with this recipe.

Garlic Herb Salmon with Zucchini
Garlic Herb Salmon with Zucchini
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Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Garlic Herb Salmon with Zucchini
Garlic Herb Salmon with Zucchini
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Place a salmon fillet in a shallow bowl filled with lemon juice, salt, pepper, minced garlic, parsley, dill, cumin, cinnamon, allspice, and sugar and allow to marinate for 15 minutes. Heat a pan with one tablespoon olive oil on a stove over highest heat. While it is heating, slide a zucchini length wise to get long thin strips and then cut those strips in half widthwise. Lay these flat in the pan and cook for about 30 seconds on each side so you get a bit of a char on both sides. After you have a char on both sides, lower the heat to medium and more them to the side of the pan to finish cooking. Place the salmon on the pan with the skin facing up. Discard lemon juice marinade mixture. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until it feels firm when pressed with a spatula. Flip so skin is facing down and cook another 4 minutes or until firm to the touch. If you like crispier skin, cook an additional 4 minutes after the skin is firm to the touch. Remove the fish from the pan and plate. Allow to rest for 5 minutes. While it is resting, add balsamic vinegar, basil, and oyster sauce to the pan and spread out the zucchini so they are flat. Cook for about 2 minutes and then flip zucchini and cook another 2 minutes. Remove from pan with a slotted spool and allow any liquid to drain off into the pan.
    Garlic Herb Salmon with Zucchini
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