This is a recipe that I've had for several years. It calls for a lot of butter, but it can be cut back considerably and still have a nice flavor. From "Seasonal Celebrations across America Cookbook, 1996".
- 8 salmon fillets, 6-8 ounces each
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 cup Chardonnay wine
- 1⁄2 cup prepared horseradish, squeezed to remove excess moisture
- 1⁄4 cup fresh breadcrumb
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1⁄2 cup Chardonnay wine
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 1⁄2 cups butter, 3 sticks, chilled, cut into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives, diagonally sliced
- Lightly butter shallow baking pan or broiler pan.
- Arrange salmon filets on buttered pan.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with 1/4 cup Chardonnay.
- In small bowl, combine horseradish, bread crumbs and shallot, mix well.
- Press into top of each filet.
- Bake at 375 for 12 to 14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.
- Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup Chardonnay, cream and lemon juice, cook over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup.
- With wire whisk, beat in 1 cup of the butter.
- Remove from heat, beat in remaining 1/2 cup butter until thick and smooth.
- Stir in parsley and chives.
- If desired, season with salt and pepper.
- Serve butter sauce over salmon filets.