Smoked Salmon, Fennel, and Potato Hash

"There are many delicious alternatives to traditional corned beef hash. This one, for example, pairs flaked hot-smoked salmon with sautéed fennel, onions, and potatoes. Crushed fennel seeds and chopped lacy fennel fronds add a mild anise flavor. Topped with a poached egg, this dish becomes a main course." - Sunday Brunch: Simple, Delicious Recipes for Leisurely Mornings by Betty Rosbottom/Chronicle Books, 2012.

Adapted from huffingtonpost.com

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Adapted from huffingtonpost.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    lb (455g) Russet or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-in/12-mm cubes

  • Kosher salt

  • 2

    medium fennel bulbs with their lacy stalks

  • 1/4

    C. (60ml) olive oil

  • 1

    C. (125g) chopped onion

  • 1/2

    lb (225g) hot-smoked salmon fillet, skin discarded and salmon flaked (see market note)

  • 1

    t. fennel seeds, crushed (see cooking tip below)

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Bring a large saucepan filled two-thirds full with water to a boil. Add the potatoes and 2 tsp salt. Cook until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife but still hold their shape, about 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes in a colander and set aside. Cut off the stalks from the fennel bulbs. Remove the thin lacy fronds and chop enough of them to make 2 tbsp; set aside. Reserve a few lacy sprigs in a glass of water for the garnish. Halve the bulbs lengthwise, and with a sharp knife, cut out and discard the tough triangular cores. Then chop enough fennel to yield 2 cups/260 g. Save any extra for another use. Add half of the olive oil to a large, heavy frying pan set over medium heat. Add the chopped fennel and onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and lightly browned around the edges, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove to a plate. Heat the remaining oil in the same frying pan and, when hot, add the potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Return the fennel and onion to the frying pan and stir 1 minute to reheat. Add the flaked salmon and the crushed fennel seeds and cook 1 minute more. Season hash with more salt and with several generous grinds of pepper. Sprinkle with the reserved chopped fennel fronds. Mound the hash in a serving dish and garnish the center with some fennel sprigs. Serve warm. Market note: There are two basic ways of smoking salmon--cool smoked and hot smoked. The former, usually sold thinly sliced, has a delicate smoked flavor and is readily available in many groceries. The hot-smoked variety is typically cut thicker, is firmer, and has an intense smoky flavor. Cooking tip: To crush fennel seeds, place them in a self-sealing bag and pound with a meat pounder or rolling pin, or use a mortar and pestle. Or, use a small spice grinder and grind the seeds coarsely.

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