January 14, 2024 8 Comments
Can you cook frozen salmon? This is the wrong question.
The correct question is, “Why haven’t you tried cooking frozen salmon?”. Maybe you’re one of those people who always has it with them and remembers to take the salmon out of the freezer to thaw.
I am not one of those people.
I’m the guy who realizes she forgot to defrost her dinner as she walks in the door and starts calling in the food. Do not do it!
Instead, go ahead and grill your frozen salmon. It takes a little more time (between 5-10 minutes in the oven) but it’s absolutely delicious!
I keep going back to frozen salmon because it’s so good for you and it’s sustainably farmed. check it Seafood watch website to learn about the latest sustainable salmon.
Salmon is one of those foods that is high in protein and low in saturated fat. I wish it was less expensive because I would eat it more often. This The BBC article on the health benefits of salmon is a great resource to convince you to try it.
I have featured cooking frozen salmon in the oven which is almost the same recipe as this except it uses dried dill and lemon.
Also, I have a recipe for Baked Salmon and Asparagus that will work with frozen salmon. Just add 5-10 minutes to the recipe.
I sprayed aluminum foil with nonstick spray in an effort to keep cleanup to a minimum. You don’t need to use aluminum foil or anything else under your fish. Place the frozen salmon skin side down on the tray.
Then add salt, pepper and the brown sugar and mustard mixture.
For the brown sugar and mustard mixture, adjust to your taste. Some of you may not want any sugar at all. I find a 50/50 mix is pretty good, but I only like mustard when I’m in a big rush. Try the mix to see what you think!
It only takes 15 minutes in a 400F oven to bake (maybe 20 depending on the oven).
Have you tried cooking salmon from frozen? How did it work?
How to cook frozen salmon
Makes 2 servings
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
2 frozen salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each), skin on
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a foil-lined baking sheet with nonstick spray. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and Dijon. Place the salmon fillets on a rimmed baking sheet, skin side down. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and spread the mustard mixture over the fish with a spoon or brush. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the fish is thawed and cooked through. The fish will be bright pink and a little flaky. Serve with salad or vegetable.
For a salmon fillet = 257 calories, 11.6 gr Fat, 1.6 gr saturated fat, 3.8 g carbohydrates, 3 gr sugar, 35.2 gr protein, 0.5 gr fiber, 257 mg sodium, 5 Green, 0 Blue, 0 Purple SmartPts
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