Monday, April 12, 2010

salmon in my new le creuset!

this weekend, i received this le creuset bakeware in the mail
that i won through this lovely blog.
i was oh-so-excited.
 on the packaging was a salmon recipe that sounded just tasty.
it just so happened that i had two salmon filets in the freezer, so i decided to try it out.
and it was indeed tasty.

so i thought i'd share it with you all.

{salmon with mushroom & dill sauce}

                                      ingredients  :                              
- 2 salmon cutlets
- 1 tbl + 1 tsp dry white wine
- 2 tbl + 1 tsp water
- salt + pepper to taste
- 2 sprigs fresh dill 

sauce :
- 1 tbl butter
- 1/4 cup button mushrooms, sliced
- 1 heaping tsp all-purpose flour
-1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbl plain yogurt
- 1 tsp fresh chopped dill

preparation :
 1. preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. put the salmon cutlets into the dish, placing the narrower part towards the center. pour the wine & water over the fish, season lightly. place the dill sprigs over the fish.
3. cover with foil & cook in the oven for 20 -25 minutes.
4. while the fish is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan, add the mushrooms & cook very gently for 2 - 3 minutes. add the flour, stir thoroughly to absorb all the butter and juices.
5. carefully drain off the cooking liquor from the fish. make this up to 3/4 cup with the milk. keep the fish warm.
6. add the liquid a little at a time to the mushrooms & bring to a boil, stirring well. simmer for one minute then remove from the heat & stir in the yogurt & dill. taste & adjust the seasoning before serving with the fish.
i served the salmon with roasted broccolini and grilled red potatoes with rosemary & garlic.

then i made these double chocolate brownies for dessert. de-licious. 
especially topped with vanilla bean ice cream. 
the perfect end to our relaxing weekend :)

3 comments:

Wild and Precious said...

meg, so yum! and what a great win!

Rachel said...

sounds completely delicious! I'll have to remember this next time i make salmon!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE that bakeware...you lucky thing!