Cooking salmon on a plank over a live fire gives it a tasty smokey flavor. Cooked to perfection it’s then served with a garlic and dill infused butter sauce.
This is a very basic fried salmon recipe that can be used while camping. The rub can be your favorite pre-packaged brand or you can make your own if desired.
Frying can be done in a skillet over a campfire, on a flat plated BBQ or even a frying pan over a gas stove.
Perfect for cooking your catch on a fishing trip, or eating a purchase from a local fish market. The results are consistently scrumptious.
1 fillet of salmon
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon salmon rub, or to taste
Clean and check your salmon fillet making sure it is ready to cook, including removing bones. Cut into serving sizes.
Heat the skillet or frying pan to a moderately hot temperature on the heat source of your choice.
Remove the skillet or frying pan from the heat source then add the oil. Tilt and tip the skillet to cover the base of the pan, or use some paper towels to rub across the surface. Add the pieces of salmon evenly across the skillet being sure not to crowd. Return to the heat source.
(You may choose to add the rub now prior to cooking, however make sure that there is no sugar in the rub as it will burn, and some dried green herbs may become bitter, both of these can been mitigated by cooking at a lower temperature. Alternatively you can sprinkle with the flavouring of the rub after the first turning of the fish.)
Cook for about 5 minutes or until the salmon is starting to brown, then carefully turn to cook the other side. When the second side is brown, or the fish is cooked to your preference, remove the pan from the heat source and serve.
(If the temperature is too high, the outside of the fish may be cooked, or even become burnt, while the inside is still raw)