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"2-Die-For" Salmon Fillets on Crispy Fried Onion Bed

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“The gift of cooking allows you to see your family and friends excited about a special meal you have made for them. This will make you look as if you have your own cooking show, but is as simple as can be! Presentation is the secret to all good cooking and this simple, but delicious, salmon recipe is the one to serve when you want to impress, but have little time with which to do so! ...And the taste is fantastic! You can also use the same method with other meats and veggies. The origin of this recipe is long gone, as I have used it for the past 10 years or so, and is written on the inside cover of a favorite cookbook of mine.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -2 large vidalia onion, sliced as thinly as possible
  • 14 cup seafood magic seafood seasoning
  • all-purpose flour
  • oil, 2 inches to fry
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon jerk sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Slice onions as thinly as you can and sprinkle the Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic over the onions.
  2. Spread the onions in a single layer on a cookie sheet for about 20 to 30 minutes. Drain off the excess juice.
  3. Mix onion slices with ample enough flour to keep them from sticking together and forming a big lump.
  4. The onions should not feel wet and sticky.
  5. Heat about 2 inches of oil to 400 degrees and add the onion slices (a few at a time), frying them until golden.
  6. Remove the onions and drain on paper towels, repeating until all have been fried; set aside.
  7. Combine the fresh ginger and the minced garlic and rub them onto the salmon fillets.
  8. Salt and pepper the salmon to taste.
  9. In a skillet heat about 1 Tablespoon of oil over medium heat and cook the salmon for three (3) minutes on each side (or until the salmon is cooked through).
  10. Place a bed of crispy onion rings in the middle of each plate. Top with the fried salmon and the following sauce which you have stirred into pan in which you previously fried the salmon:
  11. Bring soy sauce, jerk sauce and balsamic vinegar to a boil and pour over the salmon.
  12. (*Serve with stir-fried vegetables or roasted asparagus).

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