Thursday, March 4, 2010

Potato Crusted Salmon

I got this idea in my head a few weeks a go and have been trying to get the recipe right... this time I got it.  Potato crusted Salmon just seems right, it is filling and comforting at the same time it is a little different.  There are a few steps to this dish but it is worth it.  Really, this one is a nice touch when you want to show off a little.  I used a lot of suggestions from the Food Network website to get this dish, this is what worked best for me.

Ingredients for 2:
The Salmon
5-6 oz salmon Fillet skin removed
1 Large Red Potato shredded with the skin on,
1 Shallot Minced
1 clove Garlic minced
Salt and Pepper
1 TBS Flour
3/4 cup Heavy Cream
1 egg
Olive oil

The Sauce
Juice from 1 Lemon
3 TBS White Wine
3 TBS Heavy Cream
2 TBS Butter
Pinch Turmeric
Pinch Salt
Stick if Fresh Rosmary

Start with the Sauce, this couldn't be easier, mix everything together in a small sauce pan and put over low heat while you do everything else. Stir often taste a little more often, you are the one cooking you get some extra.   While the Sauce is going at a VERY low simmer shred the Potato add the Garlic, Shallot, Salt and Pepper and set aside.  In a small bowl mix the Heavy Cream and Egg, dredge the Salmon through the flour then the Egg Cream stuff then the Potatoes.  The Potato part is a little more like making a snowball than breading fish like you may be used to, pack it on then put onto a hot skillet with a little bit of Olive Oil.  This cooks over medium high heat for about 3-4 minutes on a side.

I served this on a bed of wilted spinach so while your fish is cooking put most of a bunch of cleaned and trimmed Spinach in a pan with Olive Oil and Garlic, you will want to cook this for about 2-3 minutes the leaves will be wilted, but still whole.


  1. I am not a massive salmon lover but when cooked with cream, spinach and potato how could I resist!
    Looks delicious

  2. It is hard to resist anything that is covered with fried potatoes and heavy cream isn't it?

  3. Good job, Bryan! I do love salmon and who wouldn't like it smothered in fried potatoes?

  4. What a great combination! The salmon looks perfectly cooked.

  5. Potatoes and cream? Sign me up!