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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Wild Red Alaskan Salmon Open Style En Croute

A delicious, pan fried red salmon recipe, in an orange or lemon sauce, with garlic, parsley, zest and juice of orange or lemon, fresh green ginger, star anise, sea salt and ground black pepper, served on a bed of creamy mash, topped with a light crust puff pastry.Love this dish so nourishing !

Red salmon topped with puff pastry image

Ingredients - 2 servings

.packet of just roll puff pastry
.wild red Alaskan salmon fillets 2 per person
.mashing potatoes as required
.broccoli florets
.carrots, peeled and sliced
.sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
.an orange or lemon
.garlic cloves as required, peeled and grated
.1/2 inch of fresh green ginger, peeled and grated
.pinch dried or fresh parsley
.2 tbs extra virgin olive oil


.Roll out pastry as per packet instructions, divide in to two portions and place on an oven tray, brush with beaten egg, put in to a pre heated oven at 200 degrees C and bake for about 30 minutes till golden and risen.
.while pastry is cooking grate orange/lemon peel after washing into a frying pan, grated garlic, olive oil, grated ginger, gently fry taking care not to burn, then turn out on to a dish.

Red Salmon cooking image
.put washed and dried salmon fillet skin side down after sprinkling with salt in to fry pan and gently cook adding more oil as needed, cook till salmon changes colour halfway up then turn over.
.add squeezed orange/lemon juice and return garlic, ginger mix back to pan, add a pinch of parsley, cook gently for a couple of minutes.

.While pastry and salmon are cooking, prepare potatoes and vegetables and cook about 15 minutes before pastry is ready. Mash potatoes with milk and butter.

.put mash potatoes on a hot plate, place salmon fillets skin side up on top of mash, pour sauce from pan over them, place puff pastry on top and plate up veg.