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Carlo's Fresh Salmon


This is the best Italian inspired salmon recipe on this side of the Mediterranean.

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  • 2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds fresh salmon filets, skinned
  • 2 whole lemons
  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) sparkling wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced very thin
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced very thin


Servings 4


Step 1

Clean the salmon, remove any bones.

Grate the outside of the lemons, and set the zest aside.

Put the olive oil into a large frying pan, and place the salmon filets on top of the oil. Sprinkle the peppers over the top of the salmon. Place the celery, carrots, garlic and rosemary around the salmon. Pour enough of the sparkling wine to cover the top of the salmon and vegetables. Place a lid on the pan. Turn heat up to high and cook for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove the cover and stir the vegetables around the pan. Pour more of the sparkling wine into the pan, just enough to cover the salmon. Cover. Keep the pan over the heat and when the sauce is greatly reduced, the salmon is ready; about 10 minutes.

Serve the salmon with the vegetables and sauce on the side of the salmon.

Cover the salmon filets with the freshly grated lemon rind just before serving.


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