Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sexy King Salmon, with White Bean Puree'

Don't let this dish scare you, it's easy and quick...

Recipe for two:
1/4 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 handfull chard leaves, chopped course
1 handfull spinach, chopped course
2 good pinches each salt (Eden is the best) and pepper
1 tablespoon butter
2 king salmon fillets around 1/3 pound each, skin and bones removed and seasoned with salt and pepper
1 can organic (Eden) beans, pureed course

First stick two plates in a warm oven, then open a small can of white beans and place in a blender and puree course. Add beans to a small saucepan with a lid and warm over low heat; when beans are warm, then saute onion in a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. When onions are soft (1-2 minutes)  add the garlic and lower heat. In another saute pan over high heat, add the butter; when butter has melted and foaming add seasoned salmon presentation/"pretty" side down, cooking until brown on that side (about 2 minutes) then turn and cook the other side. It is important only to turn fish once! When salmon is almost done, remove from heat and place in an oven dish and place in the oven.

Turn the heat up to medium and add chard and spinach to the onions and melt greens. When greens are done, remove plates and salmon from oven, ladle some of the bean puree onto the middle of each plate and then place some of the greens on top of the beans, then place salmon on top of that. If you like you can drizzle any remaining butter from the pan you cooked the salmon in over the fish. It is really important to use salt on this dish, because the beans will make everything seem bland if you don't.

Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

  1. Made the salmon tonight but subtituted the rest with delicata squash and steamed broccoli!
    Thank you for the great blog! I am not so great at fish and I really need to learn!
    Mary, wo emailed the other day but just figured out how to subscribe!
    Thank you again.