The Brits Inspire Iceland - Stilton (Or Blue) Cheese Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

IMHO the Brits have occ gotten a bad rep for their cuisine, but there's no doubt they have a well-deserved rep for their signature cheeses (Stilton & Blue). Altho it arguably competes w/the *Seafood Cellar* for the honor of being the top-rated seafood restaurant in Iceland, *Prir Frakkar* (Three Coats) Restaurant would be my personal choice & 1 of its featured dishes is a salmon fillet w/a Stilton (or Blue) cheese sauce that is just outstanding. This could not be easier to fix. It was adapted to suit our preferences as my copycat version that begins w/a simple marinade & ends w/a Brit-inspired Stilton (or Blue) cheese sauce. (Times do not include the marination time)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk marinade ingredients together & set aside.
  2. Rinse & dry salmon fillets. Place fillets in dish lrg enough to hold fillets in a single layer, but w/little extra space. Pour marinade over them, turn fillets to coat evenly & refrigerate for 2 hours Turn fillets over to redistribute the marinade at 1 hr of marination time.
  3. When ready to cook fillets, preheat oven to 375°F Spray Pam (or similar product) over a Pyrex-type, oven-safe dish & bake for 15 min (or till fish flakes easily, but is still moist). Discard marinade.
  4. While fish is baking, use a sml non-stick skillet to begin making the sauce. Over med-low heat, melt the crumbled Stilton cheese in the white wine & begin adding the cream in sml amts at a time to incorporate. Continue adding cream till you achieve a desired smooth consistency. More or less cream may be used, but more vs less will prob be ideal as the sauce will thicken as it cools.
  5. When ready to serve, plate the fillets & ladle the sauce over them . or serve the sauce in a pretty dish for individual use. Sprinkle a shake or 2 of lemon pepper + the chopped parsley over the fillets & garnish w/a sprig of parsley.
  6. *NOTE* ~ Prir Frakkar serves this dish w/buttered & parslied new potatoes & mixed color veggies. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

We loved this! The sauce really made this dish but then Stilton is one of our favorite cheeses. I served it with roasted new potatoes w/ lemon horseradish and a salad. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT 8.

CJAY August 19, 2012

This was great. I thought the lemon zest stilton they sell at a local store here would be perfect but they were out, so got stilton with apricots instead and I really liked it. Pretty easy too make too. Made for ZWT6 mixing pot challenge.

Queen Dana June 18, 2010

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