Sunday, March 18, 2012

Stacked Salmon

This recipe has it all; delicious salmon, watercress, tangy aioli all stacked onto a crisp potato pancake.   My problem with this recipe is that I didn't make enough (or rather we ate it all).

Stacked Salmon

  • Salmon filet
  • juice of 1 lime
  • cedar plank
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C flour
  • Lawry's Season Salt
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 bunches watercress
  • 4 T mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 T capers
  • 1 T Durkee Sauce
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • zest of 1 lemon
Directions:   Preheat your grill and soak the cedar plank for about 30 minutes in water.   Squeeze lime juice over salmon filet and season with salt and pepper.   Place on cedar plank and grill until done and flaky.

Peel potatoes and barboil whole for about 10 minutes, starting with potatoes covered with room temperature water and heat from there. Immerse in cold water.  Remove from water, dry and let cool.   Meanwhile, in a small bowl mash capers with a spoon.   Then add mayonnaise, Durkee Sauce (or a brown mustard with a hint of horseradish), lemon juice and Lawry's Season Salt.

Once the potatoes are cool enough to touch, grate with a box grater into a medium bowl.   Add a bit of Lawry's Season Salt.   In a small bowl combine egg and flour and whisk well and add to potatoes.  In a large fry pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.   Make 4 large potato patties and place in hot oil.   Leave it alone for 4-5 minutes until it crisps then flip to the other side and cook an additional 5 minutes.   Drain on papertowels.  

To assemble, start with a potato cake, then a handful of watercress, then a piece of cedar plank salmon, topped with the aioli sauce.   Garnish with zest of lemon and serve.


Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Mmmmmm...what a delicious salmon dish! I love when you can make something that looks like it came from a home :)

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful I haven't made this combination

Anonymous said...

Tender salmon and crispy potato pancake with creamy sauce, sounds good to me!

Beth Michelle said...

I love salmon. This seems like such a wonderful way to enjoy it!