Poached Salmon with Indian Spices - A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss

Poached Salmon with Indian Spices

poached-salmon

1 large clove garlic
Kosher salt
1 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. cumin seed, toasted and ground
1 tsp. coriander seed, toasted and ground
1/4 tsp. cayenne
4 to 6 cups extra-virgin olive oil
Four 3/4- to 1-inch-thick skinless center-cut salmon fillets (6 to 7 oz. each)
4 lemon or lime wedges

Peel and smash the garlic clove and a pinch of salt to a paste, either with a mortar and pestle or by mincing and then mashing it with the side of a chef’s knife. Combine the garlic, garam masala, cumin, coriander, cayenne, and 1 tsp. salt in a small bowl. Add just enough of the oil to turn the spice mixture into a smooth paste, 1 to 2 tsp. Rub the spice paste all over the salmon and let it sit at room temperature for about an hour.

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 225°F.

Measure the thickness of the fillets and pour the same depth of oil into a 10-inch straight-sided sauté pan. Heat over low heat until the oil reaches 120°F, 2 to 3 minutes. Put the salmon fillets in the oil in a single layer and immediately transfer the pan to the oven. Poach until a few small whitish droplets rise to the surface of the fillet, 25 minutes. Transfer the salmon to a wire rack to drain for a few minutes. Serve warm with lemon or lime wedges.

The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She now lives in New York with her family, and is working on her 4th, 5th and 6th certificates.

3 Comments

  1. SONYA

    January 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    I REALLY LIKE THE RECIPES THAT ARE PUBLISHED AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT THAT IS PROVIDED TO HELP THE FLUFFY GIRLS TO SLIM AND TRIM THEMSELVES IN A HEALTHY WAY.

  2. Esmelina

    December 2, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    This sounds delicious but doesn’t the salmon have enough fat of it’s own? I’m scared of using 4-6 cups of oil. :(

    • Erika Nicole Kendall

      December 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      Don’t worry – the salmon isn’t really going to soak up every ounce of oil in the pan. Because it’s so oily, it barely soaks up any. You can always try the part of the recipe up to the oil poaching, and then just bake the salmon itself instead if you prefer.

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