Recipe by MariaLuisa
This is an lovely, elegant dish which will be much appreciated by your guests. Adapted from a Gourmet recipe.
Top Review by Sweetiebarbara
Very rich. This was wonderful! Something to serve guests. It had a lot of steps, and took me a while to fix it... well worth it. Definitely an elegant dish that we will serve again, especially to our friends. Made for PAC Fall 2008.
- 3⁄4 cup dry madeira wine or 3⁄4 cup dry marsala
- 1 ounce dried wild mushrooms (porcini, morels, or chanterelles)
- 2 lbs salmon fillets
- 1 onion, chopped fine
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 1⁄2 lb small white mushroom, sliced
- 8 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 3⁄4 cup dry white wine
- 1 1⁄2 cups cream
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced, divided
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small bowl soak the dried mushrooms in the Madeira for at least one hour until softened. Lift out the mushrooms; strain the soaking liquid through a fine sieve lined with a double layer of cheesecloth into a bowl and set aside. Rinse the mushrooms in water several times, lifting them out of the water each time to remove any sand. Slice and set aside.
- Holding a sharp knife at a 45-degree angle slice the salmon across the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices. Chill the slices on a platter, covered.
- In a large skillet cook the onion in 6 tablespoons of the butter, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the fresh mushrooms and cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated.
- Add the tomatoes, the soaked wild mushrooms, and the soaking liquid and cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring, for 15-20 minutes, or until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
- In a large non-stick skillet saute the salmon in batches in the remaining butter over medium-high heat for 5 seconds per side, until opaque, and transfer the slices as they are cooked to a large plate. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and tent with foil to keep warm.
- Pour off the fat from the skillet, add the wine, and reduce it to about 1 tablespoon. Add the cream and reduce to thicken. Stir in the mushroom mixture and reduce the sauce until thickened.
- Stir in 2 tablespoons of the parsley, add salt and pepper to taste, and spoon half the sauce onto a heated platter. Arrange the salmon down the center of the platter, overlapping slightly, and sprinkle it with the remaining parsley.
- Serve the remaining sauce in a heated sauceboat.