Grilled Salmon with Wild Mushrooms
Fresh, wild salmon is one of our truly great foods resources, in every possible way. Grilled, poached, in salads - it doesn't matter. Not only does salmon have a most wonderful flavor, it's one of the world's most healthy things to eat.
It's not surprising that salmon pairs beautifully with wild mushrooms, fresh from the forest floor. But if you don't have access to wild mushrooms, cultivated mushrooms make a fine substitute.
To prepare the dressing, heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the shallots over medium heat until the are soft and tender.
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup finely chopped shallots
1 cup light cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh dill
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon Pepper
For the salmon:
4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 pound fresh wild mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
4 salmon fillets, about 8 ounces apiece
Stir in the light cream, mustard, fresh dill, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by about half.
Remove the pan from the heat and pour the dressing into a medium bowl. Set aside and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet and sauté the mushrooms over medium heat until tender. Remove them from the heat and set aside.
Preheat the broiler or grill, then mix together the remaining 2 tablespoon of oil with the lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper. Brush the mixture over the salmon fillets.
Cook the fillets about six inches away from the hot coals. Cook for two to three minutes on each side, or according to taste.
Spoon the mushrooms onto a large platter and place the salmon fillets on top. Drizzle with the dressing. Serve immediately.