Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Great Salmon Recipe for Wintertime

Salmon is my favorite fish. In fact, salmon is a big part of my favorite meal. This recipe, with Oregan hazelnuts and juniper berries is a wonderful addition to any wintertime table.

Northwest Salmon With Hazelnut and Juniper Berry Sauce


4 salmon steaks
1/4 cup Oregon hazelnuts, broken
3 Juniper berries, crushed
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup cream


Sauté salmon steaks and remove from pan. Add hazelnuts and juniper berries. Deglaze with brandy. When mixture is reduced and alcohol is gone, add cream and cook until thickened. Salt to taste. Pour over warm salmon steaks.

Note: You can add broken Oregon hazelnuts to any quick sauce to achieve a wonderfully nutty flavor. (It must be a quick sauce, though, in order to maintain the crunch of the berries.)

Yield: Four servings

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