Total:
3 hr 10 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned and pin bones removed
  • 2 large celery ribs, sliced paper-thin on the diagonal
Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Garnish:
  • 1 fennel bulb, very thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds

Directions

With a very sharp knife, trim the gray fat off the skin side of the salmon; it has a strong flavor. Slice the salmon as thinly as possible.

Make the marinade: Put the lemon juice in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange the salmon in an oiled dish large enough to hold the slices in a single layer. Scatter the celery over the fish, then spoon the marinade over all. Cover and refrigerate until the salmon is a little more than half "cooked", which you can tell by the change in color from rosy orange to pale pink. It should take about 3 hours, depending on the thinness of the slices.

To serve, divide the salmon and celery among 6 plates, reserving the marinade. Put the sliced fennel and fronds in a bowl and drizzle with enough of the marinade to coat it lightly. Toss well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the fennel among the plates. Spoon a little extra marinade over the salmon.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Masters Marinated Salmon

Marinated Salmon with Fennel Salad

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Marinated Mushrooms

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Marinated Peppers

Recipe courtesy of Eddie Russell

Marinated Slaw

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Marinated Anchovies

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Marinated Mixed Olives

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

How to Live to 100

7:30am | 6:30c

How to Live to 100

8:30am | 7:30c

Unique Eats

10am | 9c

Unique Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Eats

11am | 10c

Unique Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unique Sweets

2:30pm | 1:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

3:30pm | 2:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

4:30pm | 3:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

5:30pm | 4:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

6:30pm | 5:30c

Top 5 Restaurants

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
8:30pm | 7:30c
9pm | 8c
9:30pm | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10pm | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c
12am | 11c
12:30am | 11:30c
1am | 12c
1:30am | 12:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c