Pan-fried gnarly skinned salmon with steamed broccolini and kale sprouts

Pan-fried gnarly skinned salmon with steamed broccolini and kale sprouts.

The skin is gnarly because I received a text message from work while I was cooking it and I had to attend to that rather than the salmon. Things got sticky.

Pan-fried gnarly skinned salmon with steamed broccolini and kale sprouts.
Pan-fried gnarly skinned salmon with steamed broccolini and kale sprouts.

Ingredients

  • Salmon (with skin)
  • Broccolini
  • Kale sprouts
  • Queensland nut oil
  • Iodised salt
  • Whole black peppercorns
  • Butter
  • Cooking sherry

Instructions

  1. Heat up a cast-iron skillet.
  2. Rub the skin of the salmon fillet with oil.
  3. Season the salmon fillet with salt.
  4. Put the salmon into the skillet with the skin-side down to sear the skin. Cook for a few minutes and then turn and cook on each side of the fillet.
  5. Remove the salmon and allow it to rest on a plate.
  6. Put the broccolini and kale sprouts into the cast-iron skillet and add a glug of sherry to help deglaze the pan and permit the formation of water vapour to cook the vegetables (with the lid on the skillet) for a few minutes.
  7. Remove the broccolini and kale sprouts and transfer to the plate with the rest salmon.
  8. Add a knob of butter to the skillet and melt to form a simple sauce for the salmon.
  9. Season the salmon with freshly ground black peppercorns.
Pan-fried gnarly skinned salmon with steamed broccolini and kale sprouts.
Pan-fried gnarly skinned salmon with steamed broccolini and kale sprouts.

Thoughts on the meal

It’s Monday so for me that means salmon. It’s a great way to start the workweek.

Leftover steak with cherry tomatoes and cheese. Pink Lady apple and Bundaberg ginger beer.
Leftover steak with cherry tomatoes and cheese. Pink Lady apple and Bundaberg ginger beer.

Author: Gary

I'm a medical practitioner, specialist pathologist in microbiology, and Member of the Order of Australia (2003). I'm for resuscitation, if you find me struggling, please save me. I like to cook food, photograph it and then eat it. I'm also a fan of Star Trek, Stargate, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5.

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