Two tasty treatments for salmon

  • By Judyrae Kruse Herald Columnist
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:38pm
  • Life

It’s probably time to wander out to the freezer and retrieve another piece of salmon, and then try to figure out how to fix it this time around.

Well, thanks to a nice helping of recipes sent along by www.salmonfromnorway.com, here are two possibilities that caught my eye.

Both are totally different from any others I’ve ever seen.

See what you think of:

Salmon fettuccine with spicy tomato and roasted red pepper sauce

1pound salmon fillet, skinned and deboned

4cloves garlic

1yellow onion

1bunch fresh basil

1can (14.5 ounces) whole canned tomatoes

11/2cups roasted red peppers

1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1teaspoon chili flakes

1pound fettuccine

Salt and fresh-cracked pepper

Cut salmon into 1-inch pieces and set aside. Chop garlic finely. Chop onions. Wash basil and remove leaves from stems. Drain tomatoes and reserve juice; turn into food processor along with roasted peppers and pulse several times, leaving some chunks.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the olive oil and saute garlic and onions for 2 to 3 minutes, without browning. Add the tomato-red pepper mixture, 1/2 of the reserved tomato juice and chili flakes to the pan. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook pasta according to package instructions while sauce cooks.

Add salmon to sauce and let cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add basil to sauce. Toss pasta with sauce and serve. Makes 4 servings.

Foil-baked salmon with potatoes, apples and shallots

4(5-6-ounces each) salmon fillets

1lemon

4red potatoes

2apples

4shallots

4tablespoons butter

Salt and fresh-cracked pepper

4sprigs fresh dill

4tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut lemon into slices. Cut potatoes in half and parboil. Core apples and cut into wedges. Thinly slice the shallots.

Place a 12-inch square of foil on a flat surface. Lightly butter center of foil. Place 1 salmon fillet in center. Season with salt and pepper. Top salmon with piece of butter, sprig of dill and slice of lemon.

Arrange a quarter of the potatoes and apples and shallots around salmon fillet. Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil over the potatoes, apples and shallots. Bring 2 sides of foil together and fold over. Fold remaining sides over to create tightly sealed package. Repeat for remaining salmon fillets. Bake foil packages for 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked to desired temperature. Makes 4 servings.

More in Life

Ice queen: Local women’s hockey team founder is fearless

Leslie Tidball’s fearless competitive spirit keeps her going strong in ice hockey at 64 years old.

Sarita Viramontiz attempts a start off the blocks during an open house at the Granite Curling Club Sunday night in Seattle on February 18, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Granite Curling Club hosts open houses to teach the Olympic sport

With the 2018 Winter Games wrapping up, the club expects its informal classes to fill up quickly.

How to entice a wide range of winged friends to your yard

A Tulalip Bay couple shares how they encourage birds, bees and butterflies to visit their garden.

You can bird-proof your home to prevent window deaths

Studies estimate that billions of birds die after crashing into glass in the U.S. each year.

American horror: What can we do to prevent mass murder?

There isn’t a single cause or a single solution for deathly shootings like the one in Florida.

Making chores fun: Clean up the kitchen in five easy steps

“Zone cleaning” is to do one step at a time, which means that chores aren’t overwhelming.

Discovering the romance of Germany’s Black Forest

Avoid the tourist traps and immerse yourself in the region’s charming countryside.

Growing up: Some plants go through changes not unlike puberty

Arborvitae, junipers, spruce and pines, for example, exhibit juvenile and adult characteristics.

Decorated ceramic pig bares famous Wemyss Ware trademark

Very early flower-decorated pigs from Wemyss Ware have auctioned for over $30,000.

Most Read