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How to Season Salmon for a Unique Taste

A beautiful piece of salmon surrounded by spices waiting to be used to make a deliciously unique dish in your Springfield, IL kitchen.

Here at Loukinens’ on 4th in Springfield, IL, we know that salmon is widely regarded as one of the world’s most nutritious and beneficial foods. (That’s why we have several salmon options on our menu.) This popular fish is an excellent source of protein, potassium, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals. Eating salmon can improve your vision, brain health, and bone strength and can lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. The bonus is that it is also delicious and incredibly versatile, as there are many ways to cook and season it. Suppose you’re thinking of incorporating more salmon into your diet. In that case, you should look into all the different ways of preparing this fantastic fish and experiment in the kitchen until you find your new favorite recipe.

Cajun Salmon

One recipe we recommend is for those who have a taste for spicy dishes, and Cajun cooking uses a lot of different spices. Luckily, if you’re preparing your food at home, you can customize the heat level by adding more or fewer ingredients, so it’s the perfect flavor for your taste buds. Here are the classic fixings for a homemade Cajun seasoning (to be perfected by your preferences):

  • Cayenne
  • Cumin
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Thyme
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Fennel seeds (optional)

Bourbon Glazed Salmon

A bourbon-glazed salmon might be a good fit for you if you prefer a sweet and savory flavor. It is an easy recipe and a real winner in terms of exceptional taste. The basic idea for this glaze is to mix bourbon with brown sugar and a few other seasonings and simmer the mixture until it reduces into a syrup-like glaze. Here are the ingredients we recommend for the best bourbon glaze:

  • Bourbon
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Garlic Powder
  • Kosher Salt

Teriyaki Salmon

For the healthy eaters who love salmon, here’s another great recipe to catalog with your favorites. It’s a homemade teriyaki sauce that is quick, easy to make and doesn’t require a long time to marinate. Sear the salmon on the stove and paint it with the teriyaki sauce. All you need to do is heat the sauce and then add a mix of water and cornstarch to thicken it. Are you ready to cook your new favorite dish? These ingredients are all you need for the sauce:

  • Rice Vinegar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Ground Ginger
  • Garlic Powder
  • Soy sauce
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Cornstarch to thicken

Lemon Dill Salmon

If you have a taste for the simple and classic, an excellent fit for you would be the lemon dill salmon recipe. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare, and you can mix the sauce while the fish cooks. This recipe is fast and easy; it can be a weeknight meal or the star of your next dinner party. The flavor is zesty, zingy, and savory, making it an irresistibly delicious dish. Here’s how you make it:

  • Fresh dill
  • Garlic powder & onion powder
  • Mayonnaise & Greek yogurt
  • Lemon for zest
  • Season with salt & pepper

These are some of our favorite recipes we’ve come across, and we’re happy to pass them along to our valued customers. However, if you don’t feel like cooking and are craving a deliciously prepared salmon, please visit us at Loukinens’ on 4th in Springfield, IL. We have several salmon options on our extensive menu, including a healthy Grilled Salmon Greek Salad, a mouth-watering Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Glazed Salmon Filet, and our tasty Blackened Salmon Tacos. So take a break from your kitchen every night and enjoy a delicious meal cooked to your specifications without lifting a finger. Call us at 217.670.1363 to make a reservation, and let us wait on you!

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