After an intense workout at the gym this morning, I decided to pick up some groceries on the way home. I had plans to cook something tasty for dinner that evening, so decided it was going to be a “Smokey Flavored Salmon Recipe”.
I haven’t cooked this in a while, but after seeing so many mouth-watering pictures of it on Pinterest, I was very tempted again.
By the way, Pinterest is a great place to find recipes of all kinds. Check it out and you’ll see for yourself.
Now anyone who lifts weights understands the many muscle building qualities associated with fish and in particular salmon.
This salmon recipe will load you up with 30 grams of proteins and omega 3 fatty acids, which are responsible for healthy joints.
I recently wrote an article about various proteins which you can check out here. Super charge your muscles with these best protein sources .
Ok, so when I got home, I pulled open my cabinets and my refrigerator to have a look at the ingredients and as it turns out I had everything needed to prepare the smoky flavored blackened salmon.
Here is what you will need:
- Salmon fillets with skin. All the measurements from here on out assume that you’re cooking 2 pieces of wild salmon fillets weighing about 230g.
- Around 1.5 tablespoons of extra or just plain virgin olive oil.
Raid your spice cabinet for:
– 1 tbsp Paprika
– 1/4 tsp Salt
– 1 tsp Medium Chili Powder
– 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
– 1/4 tsp Dried Basil
– 1 tsp Garlic Powder (smoked)
– 1/4 tsp Ground White Pepper
– 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
– 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
– 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
I never cook without some music and so I turned on some RBN on my phone and I started with taking a large bowl and mixing all the spices listed above in it.
Then I coated the salmon fillets with olive oil. You don’t have to use olive oil, but I find it much healthier than regular cooking oil.
I find that the oil softens the salmon and helps the spices soak into the meat when I’m rubbing them in. Also, remember to rub both sides of the salmon evenly and allow it to marinate a bit
Then pick up a preferably non-stick pan and start heating it up. Add some olive oil, but watch out don’t add too much, you just want enough to fry the salmon. Add the salmon and allow them to cook for about 5 minutes on both sides.
I’d also strongly advise that you add some veggies or brown rice, after all you want the carbs to push those proteins into your muscles.
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