Salmon Steaks with Wine Sauce

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  • Thaw salmon steaks, if frozen.
  • Preheat a 6 1/2-inch microwave browning dish on 100% power for 3 minutes.
  • Add cooking oil to the browning dish; swirl to coat the dish.
  • Place fresh or thawed salmon steaks in the browning dish.
  • Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for 30 seconds.
  • Turn the salmon steaks and micro-cook, covered, on 50% power about 3 minutes or till the salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • Let the salmon steaks stand, covered, while preparing the wine sauce.
  • For the wine sauce, in a 4-cup measure microwave the butter or margarine, uncovered, on 100% of power for 45 seconds to 1 minute or till melted.
  • Stir in the cornstarch and white pepper.
  • Stir in light cream.
  • Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power for 2 to 3 minutes or till mixture is thickened and bubbly, stirring every minute.
  • Stir HALF the hot cream mixture into the beaten egg yolk.
  • Return all to the 4-cup measure.
  • Micro-cook, uncovered, on 50% of power for 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds.
  • Stir till mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in dry white wine.
  • Transfer the salmon steaks to a serving platter.
  • Spoon the wine sauce atop.
  • Garnish with seedless green grapes, if desired.

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  1. When I first sampled this sauce, I thought that this would be a one star recipe - it seemed very bland. However, once I paired it with the fish, it was alright - the flavor was delicate and a decent compliment to the salmon. Still, if I'm looking to "wow" some dinner guests, there are better salmon dishes out there.


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