Salmon Steak with Lemon features thick and juicy salmon steaks that are seasoned with basic ingredients and grilled or pan-seared to perfection. The addition of fresh lemon juice and zest enhances the natural flavors of the fish, creating a refreshing and mouthwatering experience. This dish is a wonderful way to enjoy the richness of salmon while keeping it light and zesty.
Salmon Steak with Lemon is a simple and flavorful dish that highlights the natural taste of salmon while adding a bright and tangy twist with the addition of fresh lemon. This easy-to-make recipe allows the succulent salmon to shine, making it a delicious and healthy option for any seafood lover.
2 salmon steaks (about 6-8 ounces each)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Lemon wedges and fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
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In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to create the marinade.
Place the salmon steaks in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag.
Pour the lemon marinade over the salmon steaks, ensuring they are fully coated. Cover or seal the dish/bag and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
Preheat your grill or a skillet over medium-high heat.
Remove the salmon steaks from the marinade, reserving the marinade for later use.
Grill or pan-sear the salmon steaks for about 4-6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the steaks, until they are cooked through and have beautiful grill marks or a golden-brown crust.
While grilling or searing, you can brush the salmon steaks with the reserved marinade for extra flavor.
Once the salmon steaks are cooked to your desired level of doneness, remove them from the grill or skillet and transfer them to a serving plate.
Optionally, garnish the Salmon Steak with Lemon with lemon wedges and fresh parsley for a pop of color and added freshness.
Serve the salmon steaks hot with your favorite side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, quinoa, or a simple green salad.
Tips for this recipe
To keep the salmon steaks moist and prevent sticking during grilling or pan-searing, you can lightly oil the grill grates or the skillet.