Steamed Sockeye Salmon Wrapped in Prosciutto

Steamed Sockeye Salmon Wrapped in Prosciutto Recipe

Salmon is a wonderful variety of fish that is incredibly versatile. It also happens to be incredibly healthy. It’s high in protein, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Good to know if you’re keeping track. My personal preference of salmon is wild Alaskan Sock Eye Salmon. I like it for its sustainability.

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Salmon can be prepared in countless ways (insert that versatility we talked out). Everything from poached, steamed, broiled, roasted, pan-seared, sauteed or grilled. Options they are good to have around. Today we’re talking about steaming salmon. It’s quick easy and locks in the delicate flavor of the fish.

Steaming couldn’t be easier using the Steam Assist Technology feature on my KitchenAid® 36-Inch Commercial-Style Dual Fuel Range. I simply tell “Ada” (my range, yes she has a name) what to do on her touchscreen menu. She does all the rest of the work while I finish setting the table and make a batch of wild rice to serve on the side.

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You start with fresh salmon. Preferably wild. Fresh fish should never have a displeasing odor. It should smell fresh like the sea. If the skin is on, the scales should should be shiny (not dull) and if you purchase a whole fish the eyes should be clear. Cut the fish into equal size filets OR have your fishmonger do it for you at the market.

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Season your salmon filets with salt and pepper. Careful not to over salt as we will be added prosciutto to this recipe and that can in and of itself be salty.

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To add texture to our dish we want to crisp up a slice of prosciutto for each salmon filet. Simply add the prosciutto to a non-stick skillet and cook until slightly crispy. Try to keep the slice of prosciutto intact. Flip it mid way through cooking. Do this is batches if necessary. Do not crowd the pan.
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Place salmon filets onto a rimmed baking sheet. Top each filet with a slice of crisped prosciutto. TIP: This is a great time to add asparagus to the other side of the pan as it can steam at the same time as the salmon. Might as well put the KitchenAid® 36-Inch Commercial-Style Dual Fuel Range to good use.

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As I mentioned earlier “Ada” is one smart gal. All I have to do is press the touchscreen and follow the prompts.
On KitchenAid display press: ( NOTE: If you do not have a KitchenAid® 36-Inch Commercial-Style Dual Fuel Range please follow your manufacturer’s instructions.)
“Steam Cook”
“Auto Steam”
“Seafood”
“250 degrees for 25 minutes”
“Place food in Oven”
“OK”

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Once the salmon comes out of the oven serve each filet on top of a bed of wild rice and add a few spears of asparagus. Finally give each plate a drizzle of good quality olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon to finish it off.

Now all that’s left to do is find your fork. The salmon is so flaky and tender you won’t even need a knife so just leave that in the drawer. Who needs to do extra dishes anyway?

Steamed Sockeye Salmon Wrapped in Prosciutto

Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

4 Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Filets
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
4 slices prosciutto
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle

DIRECTIONS

Season salmon filets with salt and pepper.

Heat a small/medium non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Add prosciutto and cook until slightly crispy. Do this in batches if necessary.

Lay/ prosciutto on top of salmon. Place salmon on a non-stick rimmed baking sheet and into oven.

On KitchenAid display press: ( If you do not have a KitchenAid® 36-Inch Commercial-Style Dual Fuel Range please follow your manufacturer’s instructions.)
“Steam Cook”
“Auto Steam”
“Seafood”
“250 degrees for 25 minutes”
“Place food in Oven”
“OK”

Drizzle steamed salmon with olive oil and garnish with lemon slice.

We recommend serving it over wild rice with a side of steamed asparagus.

Notes: You’re looking for the salmon to flake when you stick a fork into it and it should be a light pink in color, and feel firm when you press the back of the fork to salmon.

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  • alihaider

    My so favorite all of your delicious recipe

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