Maple Cured Salmon
Salmon is probably my favourite fish & I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. This recipe came from the Maple Restaurant in Halifax Nova Scotia & was created by Michael Smith (Chef At Large on the Food Network). Note overnight marinating is required!
- Ready In:
- 2 cups maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons sea salt
- 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
- 8 ounces Chardonnay wine
- 1⁄2 cup whole grain mustard
- 8 ounces cream
- 1 cup chopped chives
- Whisk syrup and salt in small bowl until well combined.
- Place salmon in a container just big enough to hold them in a single layer.
- Pour syrup mixture over top, cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove salmon from the brine and place on a roasting rack.
- Let it drain briefly; bake in a preheated 400F oven for 5- 7 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish).
- To judge doneness, squeeze the fish or prod with a thin-bladed knife.
- The flesh should just begin to flake and will be moist and juicy inside.
- Meanwhile, place Chardonnay, mustard and cream into a small pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 8- 10 minutes to allow liquid to reduce and sauce to thicken.
- Reserve& keep hot while the salmon cooks.
- Just before serving, add the chives and swirl to combine.