Today’s recipe is part of the Foodies + challenge for this month. Foodies + is a Google plus community I’m part of, for those who don’t know yet, and they organize food challenges every month. This time, the challenge was to use only 5 ingredients: seafood, herb, alcohol, fruit, chili and for seasoning only salt and pepper. I had many ideas in mind on what I could do but, unfortunately, all of them included some sort of fat.
I came up with this very simple recipe that requires no fat and has a little Asian touch to it. Salmon is one of my favorite fishes because it’s delicious, has a good amount of fat and is easy to find. For this recipe, salmon was the best choice as it’s already a fatty fish so it doesn’t need any additional oil.
For the other ingredients, I wanted a fruit that wouldn’t be overpowering and that would bring just the right amount of sweetness so I decided to use peaches as they are in season right now and have a very delicate flavor. Since I had to use chili, I thought that adding a little Asian touch to the dish could be interesting so I decided to use Thai basil instead of regular basil.
I must say that this challenge was definitely challenging for me as I like to make more complicated recipes and this limit of 5 ingredients really helped me think of a more simple recipe. I really loved creating a new dish and I was very pleased with the result. I think that steaming the fish with all these aromas really made it flavorful and I loved that it wasn’t too sweet as I’m not a fan of sweet and savory dishes.
The flavors were not too strong and gave the perfect amount of seasoning to these salmon steaks. So if you’re looking for an easy and quick way to prepare salmon steaks, I think that you will be very pleased with my recipe!
Let’s start cooking!
- 2 salmon steaks
- 2 peaches
- Thai basil leaves
- 4 tbsp white wine
- 1 red chili
- Salt & pepper
1- Preheat the oven at 355 F. Cut the peaches in half, remove the pit and peel the skin. Slice the peaches. Cut the stem of the chili, then cut it in half and remove the seeds. Slice the chili thinly.
2- On a piece of parchemin paper, add the slices of peaches. Then add the salmon steaks on top.
3- Top the salmon steaks with a couple Thai basil leaves and the slices of chili. Add salt and pepper and cover with 2 tablespoons of wine for each steak.
4- Fold the piece of parchemin paper in half. Seal the 2 extremities by folding them together.
5- Repeat for each side of the parchemin paper, like on the picture below.
6- Place the parchemin paper pocket on a baking sheet or dish and bake for 20 min. Unfold the parchemin paper and enjoy!
These salmon steaks are so easy to prepare and very flavorful. They will go very well with rice or potatoes on the side and will make a perfect lunch or dinner.
I hope you will enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comment section what you think about this recipe and if you liked it.