Easy recipe : Four-ingredient salmon fillets

Simple and easy, this salmon recipe will become THE ONE when cooking salmon at home. It makes two servings, but can be doubled, tripled, etc.

Categories :
Meal type: dinner, lunch, small buffet,small budget
Special diet: without dairy products or gluten
Season: spring, summer

Rest time: 4 hours | Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes Yield: 2 servings


2 salmon fillets, 8 oz. (250 g) each,skin-on;
Pickling salt, to cover both fillets (both sides);
3 Tbsp (45 ml) fresh ginger, crushed;
3 Tbsp (45 ml) maple syrup; Zest of one lemon Freshly ground pepper, to taste.

Place fillets on a plate and cover both sides of each with pickling salt. Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours, maximum three hours. Salmon is ready when the skin is darker and the flesh feels harder.

Rinse each fillet under cold water to completely remove salt and pat dry with a paper towel. Return to plate, add a good amount of black pepper on each side, and reserve. In a bowl, mix together the ginger, maple syrup and lemon zest and cover fillets with this marinade.
Refrigerate for a minimum of one hour or until ready for dinner. You cannot marinate too long; the longer the better.

Two cooking:
A- For the BBQ: you will need a cedar plank, soaked for two hours. Cedar planks are available at your supermarket in the BBQ section. Otherwise, cook in the oven. Place salmon, skin down, on the wooden plank and cook over indirect fire for about 15 minutes, or until salmon is medium rare.
B- In the oven: preheat the oven to 400°F and place the salmon, skin down, on a baking sheet and cook for about 15 minutes, or until salmon is medium-rare. Serve on rice, risotto or with kale salad, grilled vegetables etc.