Peppercorn-crusted Salmon W/ White Wine Sauce Recipe

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Peppercorn-Crusted Salmon w/ White Wine Sauce

Mikekey K

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@Mikekey

Found this on an old BBS. Original poster said it was from Kincaid's in Bloomington, MN


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Serves:

4

Prep:

8 Hr

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
water
1 c
light brown sugar, firmly packed
3 Tbsp
coarse salt
1 Tbsp
liquid smoke flavoring
1 Tbsp
grated ginger root
3
bay leaves
1 tsp
whole allspice
32 oz
salmon fillets (4 fillets)
1 1/2 Tbsp
green peppercorns, whole
1 1/2 Tbsp
pink peppercorns, whole
1 1/2 Tbsp
black peppercorns, whole
8 tsp
honey

SAUCE:

1 c
dry white wine
1
shallot, peeled and minced
2 Tbsp
white wine vinegar
1/2 c
heavy cream
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
fresh dill, chopped, for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix first 7 ingredients in heavy medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer 10 minutes. Cool. (can be prepared 3 days in advance. Cover and refrigerate).
2
Place salmon in large glass baking dish. Pour brine over. Cover and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours, turning occasionally.
3
Preheat oven to 350F. Remove salmon from brine. Pat dry. Arrange salmon on large baking sheet. Strain brine into heavy medium saucepan.
4
Place all peppercorns in plastic bag. Using rolling pin, coarsely crush peppercorns. Add to brine. Simmer over medium heat 15 minutes. Strain, reserving peppercorns. Discard brine.
5
Spread top of each salmon fillet with 2 teaspoons honey. Divide peppercorn mixture over honey, pressing gently to adhere. Bake salmon until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
6
SAUCE: Combine wine, shallot, and vinegar in a heavy small saucepan. Boil until liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 10 minutes.
7
Add cream and boil until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 8 minutes.
8
Strain sauce and return to same pan. Bring to simmer. Remove from heat and gradually add butter, whisking just until melted. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
9
Transfer salmon to plates. Pour sauce around salmon. Sprinkle with dill.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American