Valentine's Salmon

5 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“This really produces a fantastic piece of salmon, and when paired with a simple potato and leek chowder, would make a terrific Valentine's dinner idea.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add 8 green onions and cook uncovered until slightly softened, about 30 seconds. Immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Once the onions are cold, drain well, and set aside.
  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-low heat until browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in garlic, leek, salt, and butter; cook and stir until leek is softened, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes and enough water to cover, about 3 cups. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking dish with parchment paper lightly coated with vegetable oil.
  4. Prepare each salmon filet salmon by cutting the belly, the bottom 1/3 of the fillet, off the skin. Cut remaining 2/3 of fillet away from skin. Cut this piece in half. Cut belly in half horizontally. Spread each piece with tarragon mustard and top with a slice salmon belly. Season with salt and black pepper. Wrap each salmon packet with two green onions, crisscrossing like ribbons, tucking the ends on the underside.
  5. Place salmon packets, belly-side up, on the parchment and drizzle each with vegetable oil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the salmon is slightly firm to the touch and no longer translucent inside, about 15 minutes.
  7. Heat potato leek soup and stir in chopped green onion. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve soup in shallow bowls, topped with 1 salmon packet and garnished with chili paste.

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Reviews (5)

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rereid
19

rereid

Made this for my wife and she flipped. Requesting this recipe once a month now. Don't make the mistake I did -- found the chowder very bland while cooking, added chicken stock and punched up the seasoning. It didn't need it. Once the salmon is put together with the soup + chili paste... it all comes together. Go AS IS!

SouthwestHiAltCook
9

SouthwestHiAltCook

Made this for my husband on Valentine's Day, and he loved it! I used Dijon mustard between the layers of salmon as suggested in the video. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly as written. The video was very helpful. Thanks for such a great dish!

thebonster
1

thebonster

sorry, but this recipe is to complicated and confusing for me. i didn't finish it. i also was missing the cream in the chowder

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 444 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 21.8 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 39.3 g
  • 79%
  • Cholesterol
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 458 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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