Saturday, May 13, 2006

Smoked salmon steak

A recipe from Léa Linster, the first female prize winner of the “Bocuse d'Or”, one of the world's highest distinctions (finally a woman, there are so few!). I sometimes do this recipe without smoking the fish.
2 salmon steaks
2 slices of smoked bacon
2 potatoes
Salt, Chives
1 leek
1 shallot
2 tomatoes
1 spoon of mustard
20 ml of white wine vinegar
Salt, pepper
20 ml of peanut oil
Salt and pepper the salmon steaks. Steam-cook the potatoes in their skins. Cut the bacon into small cubes, and roast in a frying pan. Smoke the salmon for 3 minutes in a cold smoker, then cook in the oven for 8 minutes at 150°C. For vinaigrette, dice the leeks, the shallot, the tomatoes, and chop the tarragon. Whip the mustard together with the vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the oil and capers, and the brunoise of vegetables and tarragon. Peel and slice the potatoes. Lay out the potato slices in the center of the plate, add the bacon, then place the smoked salmon steaks on top. Cover with the vinaigrette, and decorate with a little chopped chives.
Finally the trees are in flower! The Polonia is my favorite, with its little bell-shaped violet flowers...

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