I get most creative when my fridge is empty. I had gone on an IKEA shopping tour and (as usual) bought smoked marinated salmon and sweet dill mustard so I decided to make a quick and healthy diner. This is a super simple recipe but makes a perfect diner or appetizer for when you are hosting a party…
Does it happen to you that you wake up knowing you want to eat something particular? It happened to me the other day, I was craving for salmon (grilled that is, I eat a lot of it raw in the form of sushi…). I found 2 beautiful filets at the fish counter and created the recipe while grocery shopping, getting inspired by what I was passing by…
This recipe is SUPER SIMPLE to make and you could use any veggie you like to accompany the salmon. I went for leek and wild rice but zucchini, mushrooms or peppers would work great too.
You will need (for 2 person)
2 nice salmon filets (150 gr. each)
1 dl of vegetable broth
1 dl of dry white wine
2 dl of cream
salt and pepper to taste
wild rice (pasta is delicious with salmon as well…)
Start by pre-heat the oven to 50c. Grill the salmon for 2 minutes on each side (the crust is important, it will maintain the fish when you put in in the sauce again), set aside on a plate and put in the oven.
While your rice is cooking, use the pan you grilled the salmon in, pour in the white wine and let reduce for 1-2 minutes, add the broth, again, let reduce for 4-5 minutes until it gets a thicker consistence. Pour in the pieces of leek, stir for 1-2 minutes and pour in the cream. Let cook for about 10 minutes, and add the grilled salmon into the pan. Taste the sauce and add salt or pepper if needed.
I am a big fan of Thai cuisine and Thailand in general, I once took a cooking class in Bangkok to learn how to make a proper curry, papaya salad among other delicious specialties.
I was in Thailand in 2010 (Koh Phi Phi Island and Bangkok) and I am definitely planning on going back there very soon. The country is beautiful and people friendly which makes it on of the the best spot for perfect holidays, safe traveling and great culinary discoveries…