I have always been reluctant to making seafood in home. Firstly, I am not too fond of it and secondly, once you cook it is hard to get rid of the smell. Dear Hubby thinks its not that bad but I think I am paranoid when it comes to seafood. All of this changed after my marriage, dear Hubby is a full blown sea food fan, be it a fish, shrimp, lobsters, clams, etc etc and the list goes on. Before marriage, I would not even touch the shrimp and I won't eat anything on the days when my mom makes shrimps. However, now I clean it, marinate it and cook it without any issues... See what Love makes you do!!! :) :)
I don't have very many experience making grilled salmon at home, however, I have very many experience eating grilled salmon at various restaurants. So I kinda knew what to expect but wasn't sure, 'cause I wanted to make it a little bit more spicy and give it an Indian touch to it. Here is what I did:
- Four Salmon fillets - boneless and skinless
- 15 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
- A bunch of cilantro - finely chopped
- Two-three green chilies - finely chopped
- Spicy mustard sauce - two tblsp
- Green and red chili sauce - two tblsp
- Shan Fish Seasoning Masala - half packet (store bought)
- One tblsp lime juice
- Salt per taste
- Mixture of crushed red pepper and crushed black pepper - per taste
- In home Grill Pan
- Cooking oil spray
- Mix all the ingredients from #2 to #10 to make a marinading mixture.
- Marinate salmon in the mixture created in #1 for atleast 30 minutes.
- Heat grill pan, make sure it is well heated.
- Spray some cooking oil and place two fillets at a time.
- Grill well on one side, carefully flip it over, and turn the heat to medium.
- Place the pressing cover on top of the fillet and cook it for 10-12 minutes. (This is a very important step, this makes sure that the fish is cooked very well from the middle as well).
- Repeat the steps for the remaining two salmon fillets.
- Serve hot over cilantro rice with limes.