How to Cook Salmon from Frozen
December 12, 2016 7 Comments
I happen to love salmon but I forget to take it out of the freezer for dinner. Does that happen to you? I am going to help you out because I have learned how to cook salmon from frozen.
My job can be pretty fun and I was the guest of Wild Alaska Seafood back in October for a lovely dinner. They fed me Alaska seafood in a variety of ways but my favorite idea that stuck with me was that I could cook fish FROM FROZEN.
I had never attempted cooking from frozen because I thought that the fish would cook unevenly unless it was thawed. My baked salmon and asparagus recipe and my roasted salmon and broccoli both feature thawed fillets.
It turns out that wild Alaska seafood is a pioneer in cooking from frozen! It wasn’t long before I was searching on their website -Cook It Frozen! – because I left the wild salmon fillets in the freezer (AGAIN).
First, you rinse off the ice glaze in cold water and pat down with paper towels. Then, using a brush, you slather on some olive oil so the salmon won’t stick to the pan. Heat your pan to medium high while you are rinsing and brushing.
Cook your salmon for 4 minutes or so until browned. It will still be really frozen except for the layer that you brown. Turn it over (this is the browned portion above), cover the pan, and reduce the heat to medium.
Cook for 6 more minutes until the fish is opaque (check with a knife in the center – take a peek).
It’s kind of amazing. In 10 minutes, you have delicious, cooked fish right from your freezer. How can you go wrong?
Take THAT Chinese food delivery guy.
For other great recipes for Wild Alaska Seafood check out the Cook It Frozen! page.
The salmon was received for review consideration. No other compensation was provided.
How to Cook Salmon From Frozen Recipe
Makes 2 fillets
2 Alaska Salmon fillets (4 to 6 ounces each)
olive oil for brushing on
salt and pepper to taste
Rinse any ice glaze from frozen salmon under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Heat a heavy non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of fish with olive oil and place salmon in heated skillet, uncovered, for about 4 minutes until browned.
Turn salmon over and season with salt and pepper. Cover pan tightly and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes or just until fish is opaque.
For a four ounce fillet with olive oil = 190 calories, 11.7 g fat, 1.7 g saturated fat, 0.0 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 22.0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 50 mg sodium, 4 SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes
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