Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Bite with Belkys: Salmon with champagne mustard sauce
If you love eating out and trying new food, this is your month. Top restaurants are offering summer specials during Miami Spice, and tonight, we're learning how to make a chef's bestseller. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Chef: Nino Pernetti
The Restaurant: Caffe Abbracci
The Dish: Salmon with champagne mustard sauce
Ingredients for salmon with champagne mustard sauce:
4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 Tbs. of shallots, minced
20 basil leaves, minced
1/2 Tbs. of herbs de provence
2 Tbs. of orange and lemon juice combined together
1 cup of champagne
1 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 Tbs. of Dijon mustard
2 Tbs. of heavy whipping cream
Method of Preparation:
-Start by seasoning the salmon with salt and pepper. Then sear in a hot pan with a little extra virgin olive oil. Chef Nino recommends about two minutes on each side.
-Next, prepare the sauce. Sauté shallots with a sprinkle of herbs de provence, basil, garlic, a combination of orange and lemon juice and champagne. Let the sauce reduce.
-Now, coat one side of the fish with flour and place it in the sauce.
-Then, add a dab of Dijon mustard and heavy whipping cream. Make sure to turn the salmon over, so it cooks some more on the other side.
To Plate the Dish:
At the restaurant, they garnish this fish dish with a tomato rose and fresh tarragon.
Serving Suggestion: Champagne
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
318 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134