Our love for Salmon is not going to go away. I know many of my peeps love enjoying it, which keeps me motivated to try up new adventures with salmon. Today’s recipe is a delightful twist of our beloved “Mojito” and “Salmon.” And we will call it Mojito Salmon Recipe.
I have tried it so many times, and trust me there’s nothing better to have on a lazy weekend. This recipe is all about using the right seasonings to marinate the Salmon. The kick from the acidic Lemon and Rum and the freshness of the Mint make this dish, oh! so special.
So, let’s check it out.
Mojito Salmon Recipe
- 2 tbsp Coconut Cream.
- ½ cup Rum.
- 1 Jalapeno Pepper. Minced
- 6 pods Garlic. Minced
- 2 Poblano Peppers. Seeded and Diced
- 1 tsp Salt.
- 2 tbsp Cilantro. Minced
- 2 Shallots. Finely diced
- 1 Red Bell Pepper. Seeded and Diced
- 2 tbsp Mint. Chopped
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil.
- 1 Lemon.
- ⅓ cup Mint leaves. Chopped
- 2 pounds Salmon. Cut into 4-inch pieces
Let's look at the step by step preparation of the Mojito Salmon Recipe;
- Take a big bowl and add Coconut Cream, Rum, Salt, Garlic, Jalapeno Pepper, Red Bell Pepper, Poblano Pepper, Cilantro, Shallots, and Mint. Mix them all.
- Now take the Lemon, cut it into two halves, deseed it, squeeze the juice into the bowl, and pour in the Olive Oil.
- Mix all the ingredients. You have two options here: Either marinate the Salmon in the same bowl, Place the salmon in a zip-lock bag with the marinade and refrigerate it overnight, or cover it with an airtight lid and leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
- The next day when you're ready to eat, take it out and bake the Salmon at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
- Once baked, for another 2 to 3 minutes, broil it (this is to crips the salmon).
- Once done, serve on a plate and garnish with Mint Leaves.
- Voila! You have yourself a delicious Salmon dish.
Tips and Tricks
Now that you have everything you need to make this delicious recipe, I’d like to give you some insights or, in other words, some tips and tricks to make a perfect Mojito Salmon dish every time.
- It is always best that you marinate the Salmon overnight. This helps to enhance the flavor and makes the Salmon soft and delicious.
- Remember to broil the Salmon after it is baked to add a little crunch with every bite.
- Don’t forget to Preheat the oven before baking; otherwise, you may end up overcooking the Salmon.
- We recommend cooking the marinade, let it thicken a little, and you can use it as a dip or top the Salmon with this sauce a little to make it saucy.
How to Store the Recipe?
Other than marinating the Salmon overnight, this recipe takes less than 15 minutes to cook. Though it’s so delicious that I am sure there will be no leftovers. However, in case there is any left and you want to store it; you can easily do it by placing them in an air-tight container and reheat them whenever you are ready to eat again.
This Salmon dish is considered to be a famous new addition to the seafood category. One Salmon fillet has about 310 calories depending on how it is cooked. Here is a detailed breakdown of the recipe’s nutritional value;
- Fat 16 grams
- Cholesterol 80 mg
- Sodium 650 mg
- Carbohydrates 6 grams
- Sugars 3 grams
- Protein 32 grams
- Vitamin C 11.3 mg
- Vitamin A 0.2 mg
- Iron 1.5 mg
- Calcium 40 mg
Numerous health benefits come with Salmon. Some of them are;
- Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids
- High in protein
- Reduces cardiovascular-related health risks
- Helps fight inflammation
Following are the delicious recommendations for you;
- More from the house of salmon; Baked Copper River Salmon Recipe, Creamed Salmon Recipe, Costco Stuffed Salmon Recipe, Mediterranean Crusted Salmon
- Make your meals more fun by adding these delicious and healthy desserts; Chocolate Almond Bark Fudge Recipe, Chocolate Almond Braid Recipe, Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cheesecake
I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe, and I’d be happy to hear from you about your experience in the comments below.
Toodles till the next recipe.