• Braised Salmon with Leeks

    From Chef Cindy’s Cards

    • 2 medium leeks, cut lengthwise
    • 4 medium cloves garlic, chopped fine
    • 3/4 cup chicken stock
    • 2 T. fresh lemon juice
    • 2 T. fresh chopped tarragon
    • 1-1/2 lbs “Wild” salmon fillet, cut into 8 pieces, skin and bones removed
    • salt and white pepper to taste

    Cut off green tops of leeks and remove outer tough leaves. Cut off root and cut leeks in half lengthwise. Fan out the leeks and rinse well under running water.  Cut leeks into very thin strips (chiffonade cut)

    Sauté leeks over medium heat in broth for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and sauté for another minute. Add lemon juice and simmer for another 5 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally.

    Rub salmon with fresh lemon juice, salt and white pepper.  Stir fresh tarragon, salt, and pepper into leeks, and place salmon on top of leeks. Simmer for about 3-4 minutes, covered, or until salmon is pink inside.

    Serve leeks topped with salmon and drizzle with juice.

    Side dish:

    • Brown Rice
    • Chicken stock
    • Chopped Carrots: chopped
    • Chopped Celery: chopped
    • Onions: chopped
    • Mushrooms: sliced

    Saute carrots, celery and mushrooms in medium saucepan. Add chicken stock and brown rice. Cook until tender.


    Chef Cindy