Salmon is my favorite fish! I love how it can match any kind of cuisine; It goes well with Japanese style, as well as European style. Today I would like to share this super easy recipe of salmon. With surprisingly low effort, you can cook a satisfying meal! It is highly recommended for anyone who is busy, but is searching for a home-cooked healthy dish to be eaten at home.
Fish is Healthy!
In Tokyo, the quarantine period due to the spread of corona virus has finally ended on May 25th. Ever since the spread of the virus, people’s life style began to change. Many companies had their employees work from home. Shopping in supermarkets requested to limit the shoppers to 1-2 people per household, and to decrease the frequency to shop within the week, in order to avoid congestion. With this life style, people mostly stayed at home, and because they do not have any exercising opportunities from their daily lives, they are focusing more on a healthy diet with sufficient nutrition, calcium, and low fat. We too, developed a way to try and stay healthy by checking the daily nutrition balance that we can consume with what we eat. Since the past few days were loaded with meat, we figured we needed some wholesome fish into our menu. Fish oil is very healthy. It was very low fat, so every once in a few days, we try to eat fish. In Japan, you can find the most finest fishes in variety. You could spot what is the seasonal fish in an instant, because they are usually very low priced and they look so fresh! We found these salmons only $4 with 2 in a pack. I can’t believe we could find such good quality fish in regular supermarkets with cheap prices, and this is also why we choose fish to come into our regular diets.
Recommended for beginner cooks!
Before this “work from home” policy started, I was so busy with work I never cooked. My husband luckily is the best chef in the household, so he used to do 100% of the cooking, but nowadays I started to try cooking myself with the excess time. I had a feeling this dish would be time consuming, and it would be difficult to make the tartar sauce. However, I found out that cooking fish, and making tartar sauce are both very easy and could be made in an instant. Also, there’s very low possibility that you will mess-up. From my point of view, this could be seen as a special meal, kind of like an entree in a French restaurant because of the tartar sauce! Just by adding 5 minutes to make the tartar sauce, could help elevate the quality of the dish, than just cooking salted “sake” (Salmon), which is more of an everyday meal in Japanese households. Check out the recipe below, and try it out! I also recommend broccolies with the menu, since it also goes perfectly well with the creamy tartar sauce.
Salmon with Tartar Sauce
- 2 Salmon
- 2 tbsp Flour Enough to lightly cover both sides of salmon
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Eggs hard boiled
- 1/4 Onion
- 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp Milk
- Pinch Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Pinch Black Pepper
- Cook hard boiled egg. (Place egg in pot and let it boil. Take out egg after 8 min. from boiling point)
- Lightly wipe the salmon with kitchen paper. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides, and lightly cover it with flour. (Just enough to cover both sides)
Make Tartar Sauce
- Peel off the egg shells. Cut onion into small chunks. Add the ingredients of the sauce into the bowl and mix. If you use a fork to mash everything up, it's convenient!
- Place olive oil into a pan, and heat. Turn heat to low, and place the salmon with the skin side down. Cook slowly to prevent burn. Once the skin side is cooked, flip the salmon, and place a lid to steam cook for 3-4 minutes until fully done.
- Transfer to a plate and pour the tartar sauce on top.