by ADMIN on AUGUST 1, 2011
This recipe calls for pureed roasting garlic brushed onto salmon, then grilled. You’ll be surprised at not only how easy the recipe is, but also how well the garlic compliments the salmon – without being overly garlicky!
Garlic is a close relative to onions, leeks, and chives; and is typically used as a seasoning or condiment. Though pungent and spicy when raw, this flavor mellows into a sweeter taste when cooked.
Not only does this plant taste good, it’s also packed with antioxidants. Interestingly, you can increase the protective properties of alliinase, a cancer-fighting substance in garlic, alliinase, by chopping the garlic then letting it sit at room temperature for a couple minutes before cooking. Garlic may also help improve your iron metabolism as well as keeps our blood vessels flexible to help protect against heart disease.
Remember, these health benefits have only been seen when you eat garlic from it’s whole-food form and not powdered form.
Roasted Garlic Smothered Salmon Author: Adapted from the recipe book: American Favorites by Betty Rosebottom Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 35 mins Serves: 4 Sweet roasted garlic bruhed onto salmon and grilled for a light and delicious flavor.
6 cloves garlic
4 Tbsp olive oil
4 salmon fillets with skin left on
4 tsp fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400F. Preheat grill to medium high.
Place garlic cloves in a ramekin and cover in oil. Tightly cover top with aluminum foil.
Roast in oven for 20 minutes, or until cloves are just slightly browned. Carefully place ingredients in a small food processor (or Magic Bullet!), and blend until smooth.
Place salmon on aluminum foil, skin-side down, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and lemon. Then brush with garlic mixture to coat.
Grill for about 15 minutes (about 10 minutes per inch thickness of fish at thickest point), or until fish flakes easily and inside is no longer dark pink but opaque instead.
Serve with you favorite veggies!