We’re blessed with an abundance of fresh salmon, here in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a favorite way to prepare them! From “Bon Appétit” magazine, this one is absolutely wonderful. LJ entry of Thursday, April 18th, 2002. Although the directions are long, they are detailed and not difficult to follow. Serve with pilaf and salad (Fresh Balsamic Asparagus Salad is especially good with this).
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Leek and lemon cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 medium leeks, halved, thinly sliced (white and pale green parts only)
- 2 teaspoons dry sherry
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup whipping cream
- salt & freshly ground black pepper or tricolor pepper
Almond crusted salmon
- 1 cup sliced almonds, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 36 ounces skinless salmon fillet, 6 fillets
- 1 large egg, well beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1Carefully clean leeks: cut off the stemmy bottoms and the dark green leaves, so you end up with with white and light green parts only (dirt can get in between the leaves, so wash them out well).
- 2Cut leeks lengthwise in half, then slice thinly.
- 3In a large heavy saucepan over medium high temperature, melt 2 tablespoons butter and add prepared leeks and stir; sauté for 2 minutes, then reduce the temperature to low, add sherry, stir well, cover, and cook until the leeks are quite tender, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes.
- 4Increase temperature to medium, add the lemon juice and stir for 1 minute or until the liquid evaporates.
- 5Stir in the cream and simmer until mixture is slightly reduced, about 2 minutes.
- 6Let cool slightly, then transfer to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- 7Pour mixture through a sieve into the same saucepan, pressing on the solids in the sieve; discard solids.
- 8Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black or tricolor pepper – at this point the sauce can be covered and refrigerated for one day previous to making the remainder of the recipe.
- 9On one plate combine the almonds, parsley, lemon peel, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper; on a second place, place the flour.
- 10Season the salmon lightly with salt and freshly ground pepper.
- 11Dredge the salmon in the flour, shaking off the excess.
- 12With a brush, lightly coat 1 side of the fillet with beaten egg, then press the coated side into the almond mixture on the plate; press lightly so that the mixture adheres to the fillet.
- 13Repeat crusting step with all fillets.
- 14Ready 2 heavy skillets on the stovetop over medium temperature; in each melt 1 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp olive oil.
- 15Place 3 crusted salmon fillets in each skillet, almond mixture side down, and sauté for about 5 minutes and the crust is brown.
- 16Turn fillets over and sauté until fish is cooked through and fillets are opaque in the centers, about 5 minutes.
- 17Transfer fillets to serving platter or plates.
- 18Over medium temperature, reheat the lemon cream sauce, then spoon sauce around the salmon and serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Almond Crusted Salmon With Leek and Lemon Cream
Serving Size: 1 (301 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 610.6
- Calories from Fat 374
- Total Fat 41.5 g
- Saturated Fat 16.4 g
- Cholesterol 199.0 mg
- Sodium 398.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 17.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
- Sugars 2.3 g
- Protein 41.0 g