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2019 BTS Summer Package Vol. 5 (Korea Version)

3.11.2021

Cooking with my Air Fryer | Baked Salmon.

Born and raised as a Catholic, I've always followed the "Fish Friday" tradition for as long as I can remember. It's when (most) Catholics abstain from consuming meat on Ash Wednesday and every Friday in Lent, and eat only fish and/or vegetables. I reckon I learned this practice from my great grandmother, who would also diligently sing the "pasyon" during the Holy Week, year in and year out. 

Before I got my air fryer, our Fish Friday meals would either be bangus (daing, bistek, sinigang, or tinapa), tuna (stir-fried or eaten straight from the can), or good ol' pan-fried tilapia.  Now that I have an air fryer, I have even more options such as Tuna Rice Casserole, Cheesy Baked Bangus, and even the quarantine-famous Sushi Bake

Recently, I've learned how to make Baked Salmon (yes, Conti's style), and it's the recipe I'm sharing with you today - just in time for another Fish Friday. :)


Baked Salmon (ala Conti's)

Ingredients:
500 grams salmon fillet
5 cloves garlic, minced
juice of 1 lemon
salt & pepper
1/2 block cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsps mayonnaise
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup parmesan cheese

For the side dish:
1 pack mixed vegetables 
2 Tbsps butter


Procedure: 
1. Preheat the air fryer at 190° Celsius.
2. In a bowl, marinate salmon with garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
3. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese.
4. Remove the salmon from the bowl and pat dry with a paper towel.
5. Place the salmon in a baking pan and spread the cream cheese mixture on top. Sprinkle more parmesan cheese on top if desired.


6. Set your air fryer to Bake mode and bake at 170° C for 30-25 minutes or until the top is golden.
7. While the salmon is baking, prepare the side dish by melting the butter in a non-stick pan.
8. Once melted, add the vegetable mix to the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender crisp. Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. 
9. Serve with the baked salmon.


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