Simple party platters: Filet of salmon

August 5, 2008 4:32:40 PM PDT
How does delicious filet of salmon baked in parchment with new potatoes and lemon caper butter sound? It's delicious AND easy to make.

The View from the Bay's Nick Smith got the recipe from Chef Hugh Groman of Greenleaf Platters.

RECIPE:

Fillet of salmon baked in parchment with asparagus, new potatoes, sauteed leeks and a lemon caper butter
Servings: 4

  • 1 1/16 pounds salmon -- trimmed and sliced into 4 4oz portions
    FOR BUTTER:
  • 1/2 clove garlic -- chopped fine
  • 1 medium lemon -- zest and juice to taste
  • salt and pepper -- to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes -- to taste
  • 1/4 bunch chives -- sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil -- to taste
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter -- softened
  • 2 tablespoons capers -- drained and chopped
  • 12 ounces new potatoes -- sliced and simmered in salted water
    until tender (bring up from cold water)
  • 1 pound asparagus -- trimmed and blanched in salty boiling water for 1 minute
  • 1 medium leek -- trimmed, sliced, soaked, drained and sauteed with olive oil, salt and pepper until soft

    Directions:

  • Prep potatoes, asparagus and leeks according to directions above.
  • Combine butter, olive oil, garlic, capers, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes and sliced chives in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Slice salmon into 4 oz portions.
  • Layer parchment packs with potatoes, salmon (seasoned with salt and pepper), asparagus and leeks and dot the caper butter over all.
  • Bake at 400 degrees about 10 minutes or until top of packs and internal contents feel hot to the touch.

    For more information about Greenleaf Platters, visit: www.greenleafplatters.com


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