This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
This delicious recipe of Salmon cancato is a very classic dish from the south of Chile. And whenever I have the opportunity, I try to showcase all those delicious flavors from my beloved home country, especially since the time I started living in Atlanta I have been always showing that no matter how far I am, one can still prepare those tasty dishes from childhood.
For my personal taste, the best fish to prepare a cancato (i.e. a baked/grilled fish, topped with cheese and some other ingredients) is without a doubt the salmon. That is why I again resorted to a farmer’s market here in the town of Alpharetta, GA, and in the “fish and seafood” section I was able to find the delicious salmon from Alaska. You may find more than one variety of salmon, such as king, sockeye, coho, keta, and pink.
As you can see in the next photo, the natural color of this fresh salmon is just wonderful, so appetizing. And this time I chose with my husband a filet of Alaska salmon of the “sockeye” variety.
In order to prepare this recipe, you may vary the order in how certain ingredients are placed on top of the salmon. I used to always put the cheese at the very top, but over time I realized that placing it at first gives a much tastier flavor in combination with the salmon itself.
When it comes to choosing sides for the cancato, you can go with vegetables, rice, or as I presented it here with quinoa.Print
- 1 filet of salmon from Alaska
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 onion, cut in julienne
- 1 clove of garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste (for the salmon)
- Slices of cheese (of a soft/buttery kind)
- 1 or 2 tomatoes, sliced
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1 sausage, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- In a skillet, fry the onion and chopped garlic with olive oil for about 4 minutes.
- Then place the cooked onion in a baking dish.
- Place the salmon on top, and season with salt and pepper.
- Then top the salmon with the cheese slices first, then with the tomato slices with a little bit of oregano, and finally with the slices of sausage.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Serve immediately, with a side of vegetables, rice, or quinoa.
Bear in mind that salmon is an excellent source of protein for our diet, and certainly the salmon from Alaska is of the best quality I have tried in the United States. That is why I recommend you to ask in the supermarkets that you frequently visit to check if they have some of the varieties of salmon from Alaska, as well as in restaurants that you may go to. Also, this recipe comes as a celebration, as August 10th happens to be Wild Alaska Salmon Day!
I encourage your to share your “salmon from Alaska” experience in the social networks, by using the hashtag #AskForAlaska.
For more information, ideas, or recipes of this delicious salmon from Alaska, you may visit the Alaska Seafood website HERE. You can also visit their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest sites for even more information.