Monday, April 22, 2013

Salmon Archiduc

Last week, when my nurse daughter was home (because who else could she go visit for her 3 day weekend from Monday through Wednesday?), she went out and picked up a package of salmon for dinner.  I hauled out a New York Times Cookbook authored by Craig Claiborn, and this recipe was there, waiting for me to cook it.  Naturally, it's modified to suit what I had in the house, but isn't that the way it goes everywhere?  Oh, Please, Don't tell me I'm the only person who can't ever cook a recipe the way it's written!

SALMON ARCHIDUC

2 pounds salmon
4 tbsp butter
1 onion, minced
1-1/2 cups warm milk
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste
1/4 cup cold water
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup sherry
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Melt the butter in a large skillet, cook the onion until soft, then add the salmon, season with the salt, and cook, flipping once, until it flakes apart.  Remove the salmon to a plate, and put the skillet's cover over it to keep it warm.  Add the milk to the skillet with the pepper and sherry, and heat to a simmer.  Whisk the water and cornstarch together, then whisk into the milk mixture.  Heat until the sauce thickens, add the cream, and turn down the heat so it doesn't boil.  Stir in the parsley, then put the salmon back in the pan for a minute to get it hot again.  Serve with rice.

Everyone liked this.  Well, OK, maybe my littlest fussbudget just tolerated it.  But even my dearly beloved said I should make this again soon, and he's not the world's greatest fan of salmon. I call that a win!

Happy Monday, everyone!

9 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

We could definitely go for some of that good stuff!
Benny & Lily

~mel said...

Yum. I alter and tweak recipes all the time. Most of the time it works out in my favor :)

Faye Lewis said...

Do you have room at your house for one more? Wish I lived next door cause I am a huge salmon lover. Thanks for sharing.

Faye Lewis said...

And oh yes about recipes: I try very hard to follow them to the "T" the first time I make them. After that I follow my own taste buds and instincts.

Blond Duck said...

I have salmon three times a week for the omega threes and have gotten stuck in a rut-- this looks great!

Nichole said...

Salmon has never been my favorite, but I do enjoy it now and then. This one sounds great!

Pam said...

I made salmon last night too. Yours looks and sounds gourmet and so delicious.

altadenahiker said...

I'm always up for a new way to eat salmon.

grace said...

that's a particularly glorious photo of a food i absolutely don't like but am enticed by nonetheless. the name's interesting too! :)