Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes
Serves: Two or more, if you’re harboring more fugitive fishes
Difficulty: Imagination should suffice
Recommended Sides: Rice, steamed or grilled vegetables, a light salad, Alien.
2 salmon fillets (or more, depending on how many people you’re feeding)
2 Cups panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 TBS Ginger powder
2 TBS Cayenne pepper
1 TBS Chili Powder
Step 1: Imagination Combination
Combine all ingredients except the fish and honey in a pie dish, or on some surface that will make the breading process easy. I’ve personally found that doing this step near an open window is not the best idea, as the panko bread crumbs are apt to create a kitchen sandstorm.
Step 2: Salmon Meets Panko
Put a pan on the stove with a bit of olive oil on medium/low heat. Bread salmon in your imagination combination. Make sure to press the panko crumbs into the fillets, to ensure maximum crispiness. Once sufficiently breaded, place fillets in pan, and cover for 4-6 minutes. *Note: If you’d prefer to be a bit healthier about this, you can also put the fish under the broiler for this whole time. I won’t judge…
Step 3: En Fuego
After 4-6 minutes on medium/low heat, carefully transfer fillets to an oven-safe baking dish/pan, and put under the broiler on medium/low again for about 6 minutes. If you want to be fancy now, drizzle honey atop each fillet, to let caramelize under the flames. Remove from broiler after about 5 minutes, or once the bread crumbs are on fire. (Best advice would be the former).
Step 4: Take it! It’s yours!
Fishes are done, time to eat and enjoy. Simple and straight to the point. Let us know how yours turns out!
The face of glorious victory at having created such an awesome meal and devoured it:
*Did you know that the Alien is really envisioned from a real fish that lives at the bottom of the sea? We kept it safe with salmon this time… maybe we’ll be more adventurous from now on, with that gem of knowledge.