Recipe: Phaya Salmon
Average cooking time: 30 minutes
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1 Lb. of Salmon, cut in half (skin on or off, you’re choice, Chef)
1 - 2 clove(s) of garlic (minced)
1 whole shallot (chopped)
1 steam of chive (chopped to garnish)
2 tablespoon of unsalted butter, divided (you can sub with regular butter)
Cooking oil (I like olive oil, but any cooking oil of your choice will be fine)
Vatsana’s Seafood Hot Sauce
Side note: The recipe is tailored to have some modifications with certain ingredients depending on the Chef (you!). Some may enjoy adding a generous amount of black pepper, and others may need to do without the sea salt. Just remember to enjoy the process!
Let's begin the adventure!
Cut up garlic and shallot - place into a bowl until it’s about time to heat things up in the kitchen!
Coat both sides of salmon evenly with pepper and salt (be mindful of the salt you use here, especially if you are subbing unsalted butter with regular butter).
Melt 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter until completely melted. Add 5 - 7 drops of Vatsana’s Seafood Hot Sauce. Swirl that bad boy around. Now, using a cooking brush, lather both sides of the salmon in the buttery Vatsana’s Seafood Hot Sauce mixture. Leave aside to vibe out for about 10-15 mins, room temperature. Leaving aside helps the coating marinate thoroughly on the salmon.
Turn stovetop on medium-high temp, coating the skillet with cooking oil. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and shallot and stir occasionally. Make sure to keep an eye on the party that’s happening on the stovetop -- you want to make sure the garlic and shallot are a perfect golden brown (about 2 minutes). Once they develop color, remove from the skillet into a separate bowl.
Go ahead and lay that beautiful piece of salmon onto the skillet. Add 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter - this will help develop an extra crisp to your salmon. You remember the garlic and shallot I told you to move aside? Well, let’s involve them in the party! Toss them on the salmon, this will help add additional flavor. Make sure to cook each side for about 4 - 5 mins or until a golden brown.
Serve salmon on a plate and garnish with chives. You can also add more Vatsana’s Seafood Hot Sauce on top as well!
There you have it, a buttery, tangy, spicy, flavored salmon that pairs well with any seasonal veggies or rice! Feel free to modify this recipe and tailor it to your taste, you are the Chef in your kitchen. We wanted to create a simple, yet flavorful recipe that takes your palate on an adventure. Hope you, seafood lovers, enjoy it and as always,
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