Salmon With Orecchiette, Caramelized Onions, and Horseradish Cre

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 14
    lbs onions, thinly sliced
  • 2
    cups whipping cream
  • 1
    (8 ounce) bottle clam juice
  • 3
    tablespoons prepared white horseradish
  • 12
    ounces bunch broccoli rabe (also called rapini)
  • 12
    ounces orecchiette (little ear-shaped pasta)
  • 1
    cup grated parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 24
    ounces salmon fillets, with skin
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and saute until deep golden brown, about 28 minutes.
  • Set aside.
  • Boil cream and clam juice in heavy large saucepan until reduced to 1 cup, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in horseradish.
  • Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
  • (Caramelized onions and sauce can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover separately and refrigerate.)
  • Cook broccoli rabe in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  • Using tongs, transfer to plate.
  • Reserve cooking water.
  • Cut broccoli rabe lengthwise in half, then chop coarsely crosswise.
  • Return water in pot to boil.
  • Add pasta and cook until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.
  • Return pasta to same pot.
  • Add 2 tablespoons oil, caramelized onions, broccoli rabe, Parmesan cheese, and 3/4 cup reserved cooking liquid.
  • Toss pasta mixture over medium-high heat until heated through, adding remaining reserved cooking liquid if pasta is dry, about 5 minutes.
  • Season pasta to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper.
  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over high heat.
  • Add salmon to skillet, skin side up, and cook until brown on bottom, about 3 minutes.
  • Turn salmon over and cook until skin is golden brown and crisp and salmon is just opaque in center, about 3 minutes longer.
  • Bring horseradish sauce to simmer.
  • Divide pasta mixture among 4 plates.
  • Top with salmon, skin side down.
  • Spoon horseradish sauce over salmon and serve.
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