Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Poached Salmon with Asparagus, new potatoes and green things


Contrary to the frequency of Asian recipes I post up, we do eat Western dishes. This is one of those. There's three components to the meal but they are easy to put together, maybe it can go under one of Jamie Oliver's 30 minutes meal. I have that cookbook, just haven't try any of the meals yet. Maybe I should, you think? Now that's its summer in Sweden, fresh new potatoes are everywhere and goes really well with salmon, one of the most commonly eaten fish here.

Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 slices of salmon 
Half a lemon
250ml water and 250ml white wine
1 bunch of asparagus
6-7 new potatoes
Half a leek, paprika, 4-5 button mushrooms

  1. The potatoes will take the longest (about 15-20 minutes) to cook, so start the pot of water (generously salted) to boil it first while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Take a shallow pan and fill it up with the water and wine, along with 3 slices of lemon, some salt and pepper. Slide the salmon slices in when it is gently simmering and poach it for about ten minutes, drain and set aside.
  3. Prepare the asparagus by breaking the woody end parts, and slice the leek, paprika and mushroom.
  4. Heat up a frying pan on high heat, and put in a knob of butter. Fry the asparagus first until your desired crunchiness, and season with salt and pepper just before dishing it up.
  5. In the same pan, add more butter if required and stir fry the rest of the 'green things' (leek, paprika, mushrooms) again to your desired level of crunchiness and season with salt and pepper towards the end.
  6. Serve everything on a plate with a slice of lemon and some type of sauce, here we normally use romsås, which is a combination of creme fraiche, mayonaise, salt and orange cavier.

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