Dinner and a Movie: Popcorn Salmon
Deep frying would make even a fishing pole enjoyable to eat, because deep frying is a gift from the gods. You may not always have time to achieve perfectly deep fried food, but when you do, it’s a special occasion. And this popcorn salmon is the perfect snack food for a special night at home with a great movie. With two dipping sauces vying for the award for best supporting actor these little popcorn bites will be gone before the opening scene.
Preparing this dish requires a few simple steps—skinning, boning, popping, dredging, and frying. All you need is a Dutch oven, some quality oil with a high smoke point (peanut or safflower will work well), and a thermometer that can read up to 450˚F. With a few tricks to layer flavor and the use of your trusty fish spatula, you’ll be in contention for a culinary Oscar. Then you can deep fry that too!