Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gordon Ramsay's Salmon in Mint Pea Puree

I love salmon. And after seeing Mary's attempt on Gordon Ramsay's Salmon in Mint Pea Puree, It had my mouth watering for days.... I just had to try this recipe myself. I made a little adjustment thou as i've ran out of mint leaves. So i've used crispy bacon as a topping to the salmon instead. I figured Peas and Bacon went well together. And it was sinfully goooood!!!

For the health conscious individuals, you could steam the salmon for 5 mins in a steamer instead of pan frying it like I did. If you're steaming the salmon, serve with skin side down.

The recipe below serves 4

4 Salmon fillets, each about 100-140g

Olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper
Large handful of mint (about 6 sprigs), leaves only
500g frozen peas
A few knobs of butter
200g creme fraiche

Method of cooking

1. To cook the salmon fillets, heat a non-stick frying pan until hot and add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Fry the salmon, skin side down, for 3 minutes. Flip over and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. The flesh should be slightly springy when pressed. Season lightly.
2. Add the mint leaves to a medium pan of boiling salted water. Bring back to the boil, then add the peas and blanch for 2–3 minutes until they are just tender and bright green. Drain, reserving the liquor.
3. Tip the peas and mint into a blender. Add just enough of the reserved liquor to cover the peas and whiz to a smooth, bright green purée. Add the butter and all but 4 tbsp crème fraîche. Season and pulse for a few seconds to combine.
4. To serve. Place the salmon off centre and spoon the pea puree next to the salmon. Accompany with a dollop of crème fraîche.
Preperation time - 10mins.

The cooking time above is for a Medium rare Salmon. Crispy on the outside yet moist and tender inside...YUM....

Bon Appetit!
Monica Eng

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