Simple Steamed Salmon
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Salmon made simply by steaming it with a few slices of lemon, served with toast and avocado.
Serves: 2
  • 2 4 ounce filets salmon, skin on or off (off it recommended, but you can just remove the skin once the salmon has been steamed)
  • 1½ lemons, 1 lemon sliced thinly and the other ½ cut into wedges
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 ripe, but firm, avocado, thinly sliced
  • toast, lightly buttered, for serving
  1. If you have a steamer basket or metal colander, place it in its appropriate pot, if it came with one, otherwise just place it in a pot big enough to fit it. If you're like me, and for some reason own neither of these things, place a pie dish or something similar is a large, heavy bottomed pot or pan, so that you can pour water around it without having the water touch what will eventually be inside the pot or pan (see the above photos for a better explanation).
  2. Arrange lemon slices in your steamer basket or pie dish, then bring about 1 inch of water to a simmer, being careful not to get water into the area in which you plan to place your fish. Place the salmon in your basket or dish, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover, and steam the fish for 7-9 minutes, until it is cooked through and opaque.
  3. Arrange your avocado on your plate, then place the salmon next to it with a wedge of lemon and perhaps another sprinkle of sea salt or a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with toast. This is also good cold on top of a bagel, in a sandwich or on a salad!
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at