Salmon al mojo de ajo

Al mojo de ajo salmon recipe

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Hola! I am so excited to share this salmon al mojo de ajo recipe! You may have heard of camarones al mojo de ajo. That is, shrimp in garlic sauce. Unfortunately, I am allergic to shellfish. But, I still love that garlic sauce. Therefore, I developed this salmon al mojo de ajo recipe. It’s delicious, and a bit healthier than the shrimp version. So, let’s get to it!

Salmon al Mojo de Ajo Recipe

This salmon recipe is a twist on a classic dish. You see, camarones al mojo de ajo (shrimp cooked in garlic sauce) is a typical marisco (Latin seafood) dish. This dish is especially popular around Lent. However, I am unfortunately allergic to shrimp! Therefore, I came up with this delicious recipe. Instead of shrimp, we use salmon. Salmon offers omegas and other health benefits. It is cooked in butter, garlic, and onion. This way, it has amazing flavor!

Ultimately, this recipe is a fun twist on the classic. I hope you like it as much as I do!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Salmon filets
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion, cut into slices
  • 6 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 handful of cilantro, minced
  • 2 limes
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Firstly, season the salmon with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Secondly, warm a pan on medium heat for about a minute.
  • Add olive oil and warm for another minute.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the butter.
  • Add the garlic and onion and saute until fragrant and the onion is translucent.
  • Sear the salmon on both sides.
  • Bathe in the garlic sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 10 minutes, until the salmon flakes.
  • Adding the lid helps to cook the salmon with steam so that the flavors really infuse into the salmon.
  • Add the lime juice and cilantro.
  • Enjoy with Spanish rice and salad!

To sum up, what do you all think of this recipe? Would you try it? Additionally, what’s your favorite Lent meal? Let me know in the comments. Likewise, if you liked this post, then check out my blog and my book for authentic SalviMex recipes with a modern (and sometimes healthy) twist.

Salmon al mojo de ajo

Salmon al mojo de ajo

Bernie
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Salmon filets
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion cut into slices
  • 6 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 handful of cilantro minced
  • 2 limes
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, season the salmon with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Secondly, warm a pan on medium heat for about a minute.
  • Add olive oil and warm for another minute.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the butter.
  • Add the garlic and onion and saute until fragrant and the onion is translucent.
  • Sear the salmon on both sides.
  • Bathe in the garlic sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 10 minutes, until the salmon flakes.
  • Adding the lid helps to cook the salmon with steam so that the flavors really infuse into the salmon.A
  • dd the lime juice and cilantro.
  • Enjoy with Spanish rice and salad!
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