A couple weekends ago, my Mom and I picked up a few packages of salmon filets on sale at a grocery store because they looked good. That was the first time I learned how to pick a good piece of salmon.
I finally got fed up with the fishy smell in my freezer, so I decided to do something with them. My Mom also sent me home with a cucumber dill powder that can be used for making dips and seasoning meats (their directions specificially said salmon). Aren't moms the greatest?
So I sprinkled the powder on the salmon filets and baked in the oven. It glazed nicely on top when it was cooked enough. So I thought it might be tasty.
To me, it was kinda blah. The part with the cucumber dill glaze on top was yummy. So my kitties got a lot of the middle portion that I could do without.
So I called my Mom and asked her what she thought of the salmon. She thought it was good, and asked what I thought was wrong with it. I explained and told her that the salmon strip that I also bought that was cajun seasoned was much better.
She asked "was it smoked?"
"I didn't see it on the package, but probably. The taste did remind me of smoked salmon I get at sushi places."
She laughed and informed me that I'm like my Dad. He doesn't like plain salmon either unless it gets a lot of help. But he likes smoked salmon.
But she's going to email me the recipe they used on their salmon that was a sugar rub wtih seasonings, and topped with prickly pepper jelly.
I'll have to give that a chance the next time good looking salmon is on sale.So far, neither kitty has shown interest in their salmon offerings....