10 Ways to Spice Up Your Salmon

Salmon is one of the most versatile fish Dockside has to offer. Lending its succulent flesh to countless flavours, salmon is suited to a variety of meals and palettes. With our salmon hamper competition about the close (Enter now for your chance to win!), we wanted to post a few ideas of how to season and glaze this delicious fish. Try these ideas on our skinless, boneless fillets and let us know which one is your favourite on Facebook or Twitter!

1. Savoury Paprika and Garlic Rub

Start by mixing together some paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and lemon or lime zest. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and stir. Rub the savoury mixture over your salmon and let the flavours soak in.

2. Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar

Stir 4 tablespoons of soy sauce into 100g of brown sugar and during cooking, take your salmon away from the heat and glaze it with half of your mixture. When you’re ready to serve, spoon over the rest!

3. Parsley and Chives (or Pesto)

Mix together some parsley, chives and lemon or lime zest. Brush your salmon with oil and use your mixture to cover the tops of your fillets. You could also try a readymade pesto or combine spinach leaves, basil, salt, garlic cloves and olive oil in a blender to make your own!

4. Maple Syrup Glaze

Combine a few dollops of maple syrup with mustard and place this mixture in a pan over medium heat. Allow it to boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes until the contents have thickened. Take the pan away from the hob and let it cool. Glaze your salmon with the mixture and broil it to infuse the flavours with your fish.

5. Teriyaki Sauce

Stir some sugar and garlic into teriyaki sauce and use your mixture to glaze your salmon. This one is great for salmon in salads! Put your salmon in the fridge for around an hour so the tangy taste of the glaze can be absorbed. You could even try making your own teriyaki sauce using soy sauce, sugar, rice wine, ginger, lemon or lime juice and wasabi.

6. Mint and Cucumber Coleslaw

Slice cucumber into thin strips and mix with chopped lettuce, mint and diced cabbage. Add a dollop of mayonniase along with a sprinkling of salt and pepper and mix together.

7. Honey Lemon Glaze

Mix honey, lemon or lime juice, mustard and soy sauce, and simmer in a pan for 2 minutes. This warm glaze couldn’t be any easier to make (or tastier!).

8. Vinaigrette Topping

Throw some crushed garlic into heated oil and when it’s cooked, stir in balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Simmer the vinaigrette until it thickens and then brush the liquid over your salmon.

9. Oyster Sesame Sauce

Put butter, sesame oil, oyster sauce, soy sauce and salt into a small pan and heat until all contents have combined. You can mix in some sesame seeds when you take your glaze off the heat but you’ll get a great crunch if you brush your salmon with the mixture first and then drop some sesame seeds on the flesh after!

10. Butter!

Classic flavours are classics for a reason—minimal ingredients with a mouth-watering taste! You could melt butter with your choice of flavours like salt and pepper or even garlic or chilli, or you could go the less conventional route and melt your butter in the oven and place your salmon directly onto it. Try compound butters like Dockside’s Lemon Zest and Chive or Garlic and Parsley for some new twists to your butter coating!

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