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Seared Salmon With A Wild Mushroom And White Bean Ragout


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  • 1 bottle Merlot Red Wine
  • 1 small onion quartered
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1 pound shiitaki mushrooms cleaned, steamed, and thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 cups cooked navy white beans
  • 2 cups veal reduction
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 salmon fillets - (6 oz ea) skin off
  • Creole Seasoning see * Note


Servings 4


Step 1

* Note: See the "Bayou Blast - { Creole Seasoning}" recipe which is included in this collection.

In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the wine, onions, celery, carrots and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the liquid reduces by half, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain. Set aside, keeping warm.

In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the shallots and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté until the mushrooms start to wilt, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and white beans. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 minute. Add the veal reduction. Bring to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley and butter. Set aside, keeping warm.

Season both sides of the salmon with Creole seasoning. In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of the oil. When the oil is hot, add the salmon and sear for 4 to 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare.

Spoon some of the mushroom/bean mixture in the center of each plate. Lay the salmon fillets on top of the beans. Drizzle some of the wine syrup over each salmon fillet. Garnish with green onions.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

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