Scream, scream, jump for joy the Cook It Frozen® technique has saved my life- or at least my dinners. I used to be the type who would pull frozen fish out of the freezer, set it out to thaw, and after many hours finally start dinner. Or entirely forget to pull out the fish to thaw and have to make grilled cheese instead. Not anymore. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has created an entire website on how to Cook It Frozen®. There you will learn recipes, techniques, and cook times for many types of Wild Alaska Seafood. Agreeing to try this technique, ASMI sent me a cooler filled with generous portions of salmon and cod as well as stacks of recipes and a fantastic recipe book called “Spice Pantry” developed by the Culinary Institute of America.
I chose this French dish first for the simple fact that I got to pull out my Herbes de Provence, a favorite spice blend of mine. This dish came together in about 15 minutes from freezer to plate. We enjoyed the flavor combinations in this dish as well as the freshness of the salmon. AND for once I did not over-cook the fish! Give the CIF® technique a try, it will change your mealTIME.
Provençal Alaska Salmon Sauté- adapted from ASMI
1 cup chopped grape tomatoes
1/4 cup Nicoise olives
1 tsp. Herbes de Provence
1 T capers
4 6-8 ounce fillets Alaska King Salmon
Salt and Pepper to taste- I left the salt out, Himself is in a Paleo Challenge
Combine tomatoes, olives, Herbes de Provence, and capers. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Using the Cook It Frozen method, remove frozen fish from its wrapper and rinse under cold water. Lay on a plate or tray and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Rub both sides of each fillet with olive oil. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sauté, skin side up for 3-4 minutes. Flip and season with salt and pepper and sauté for 6-8 minutes more or until the thickest part of the fillet goes from translucent to opaque. Plate each fillet and top with tomato mixture. Serves 4.
Note- I served our Salmon over a bed of Sautéed Spinach.
If you are interested you may download the free CIF app for your phone and have recipes and ingredient lists at your fingertips.
Thank you ASMI, I learned something new and very valuable!
Come back by on Wednesday as I take you to Egypt with a delicious Alaska Cod recipe.