Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr
This is an lovely, elegant dish which will be much appreciated by your guests. Adapted from a Gourmet recipe.
- 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
- 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.
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.
If you want to plate up a stunning fish dish, this is THE keeper. Presentation, taste, all the goodies. Yes, I would recommend Salmon Scaloppine for anyone that would find this on a menu in a very fine restaurant. Enjoy all and thank you for sharing. Lolly
This is sauce is to die for!!! Lots of work but worth it. I made half the recipe and there was enough sauce for 4 people. I tried to use half and half and it curdled right away. I whisked it and got the consistency right and then added a little to the finished sauce that wasn't so hot and that worked great and it didn't need the whole amount to smooth out the sauce. The sauce is rich and the whole amount of cream would have made it even richer! I don't think I would thin slice the salmon next time. Being careful and following directions it still overcooks because it cooks more when you remove it from the pan. You could make the sauce ahead and then do the salmon before serving. The sauce would be good on almost any meat of fish or even pasta.