Fish Even Kids Will Love
Maybe I’m just a mean mom, but however it happened, my kids grew up eating–and enjoying–fish. I think one of the reasons is this recipe.
Years ago we went to a show in LA. It was a dinner and comedy show with Danish comedians. My Danish in-laws and several other family members were excited for the comedy. I had no idea that I would come away with a favorite family recipe.
It was fish — salmon, to be exact — on a bed of multi-colored peppers. There was lime juice, I could tell, and a green herb that I had never tasted before. Delicious!
Several years later, when I tasted cilantro for the first time, it sparked my taste memory. That was the unknown green herb in the salmon entree! So I was able to more accurately recreate this delicious fish dish for my family! It is simple and fast, and very nutritious.
Wild-Caught Salmon on a Rainbow Pepper Bed
- Wild-caught Salmon steaks or filets–as many as will feed your crowd
- Organic Peppers of various colors–right now you can find red, orange, yellow and green–about 1/2 cup per person, chopped
- Organic Cilantro, chopped–about 1 TBSP per person
- Fresh organic lime juice–1/2 tsp per person
- 1 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt to taste
Chop the peppers into 1/2 to 1-inch chunks
Chop the cilantro
Place about 1/2 inch of lightly salted water in a flat skillet, then gently lower the salmon into the water to poach. Cover and bring to a gentle simmer. Depending on the thickness of the salmon, it will need only about 10 minutes to cook through.
Heat the olive oil in another skillet, and then saute the peppers just until tender. Add salt to taste.
Check the salmon. Use a fork to gently open up the thickest part of the fish. When it is light salmon-colored, not deep red, it is done.
Stir the cilantro into the peppers…
…and add a squeeze of lime juice.
Then you are ready to serve! Place the peppers on a platter, and then top with the poached salmon.
This is a great recipe for hot spring or summer days when you don’t want to heat the kitchen. I served it with roasted asparagus and an easy arugula, tomato, feta cheese salad.
You might try grilling your salmon instead of poaching, for a real summer-style dish!
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