Salmon in Lemon Brodetto with Pea Puree

TOTAL TIME: 40 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

LEMON BRODETTO:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
    PEA PUREE:
    • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed (about 10 ounces)
    • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
      SALMON:
      • 1/4 cup olive oil
      • 4 (4 to 6-ounce) pieces salmon
      • Kosher salt
      • Freshly ground black pepper
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      Directions

      To make the Lemon Brodetto, warm the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and saute until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the lemon juice, zest, and broth. Bring to a simmer, and keep warm, covered, over low heat.

      To make the Pea Puree, combine the peas, mint, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor and puree. With the machine running, add the olive oil in a steady drizzle. Transfer the pea puree to a small bowl and stir in the Parmesan. Set aside.

      To make the Salmon, warm the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over high heat. Season the salmon pieces with salt and pepper. Sear the salmon until a golden crust forms, about 4 to 5 minutes on the first side. Flip the fish and continue cooking until medium-rare, about 2 minutes more depending on the thickness of the fish.

      To assemble the dish, add the tablespoon chopped mint to the Lemon Brodetto and divide between 4 shallow dishes. Place a large spoonful of Pea Puree into the center of each bowl. Place a salmon piece atop each mound of Pea Puree. Serve immediately.

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      • on March 06, 2014

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        WOW! This is a keeper. Did not have to change a thing. Flavors work so well with each other, and the presentation is beautiful. Be sure to use a large bottom plate or bowl. If the brodetto is too deep it will cause the pea puree and brodetto to disolve into a green soup. Mint is such a great complement to the peas, garlic, and parm. With all of the complex flavors going on in this dish the salt and pepper do just fine as seasonings for the salmon. Very clean flavor.
        Great do ahead dish as everything except the salmon can be prepared ahead of time. Leave fish out about 15 minutes before you begin if you want it a little more done. Keep refrigerated till you begin cooking if you like it more to the rare or medium rare side.
        This goes intom my "Just Make It" file.

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      • on February 26, 2012

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        The flavors were wonderful. I was not sure about the pea puree but the flavor with the garlic was a fantastic. This one will be a repeat in our house.

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      • on May 21, 2011

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        Easy and elegant, this is a dish I am proud to serve to guests. I do tend to use a favorite seasoning blend on the fish as opposed to just salt and pepper and I suggest you keep in mind your flavoring preferences as well. Also, be mindful that the peas are interchangeable with other vegetables similar in consistency as peas put some people off. Glad to have this in my repertoire. Thanks again, Giada!

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