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Salmon help!!!

Sharksgirl Dec 20, 2007 01:05 PM

I would like to make Salmon in white wine sauce, does any body have any recommendations as to what I can accompany the salmon with? Potatoes? Rice? Pasta?

I will be cooking for a chef so I would like to get the pairings right? and hopefully impress!!

THanks for you help!!

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    MzMaggie Dec 20, 2007 01:18 PM

    Rice pilaf would be nice

    1. linguafood Dec 20, 2007 01:27 PM

      Cauliflower fritters. Oven-roasted fennel. Or fresh fettucine with some tarragon butter.

      1. Homero Dec 20, 2007 02:01 PM

        I always eat asparagus with salmon. I like the asparagus just grilled but I bet it would be tasty with that white wine sauce from the salmon.

        1. Jennalynn Dec 20, 2007 02:24 PM

          Potatoes, rice, pasta... white white white... against the pink salmon, kind of blah looking.

          Even if you do a starch... add something nice and bright too.

          Roasted Asparagus
          Sage Panfried Brussel Sprouts
          Gingered Carrots
          Garlic Sauteed Spinach
          Lemon Apricot Greenbeans

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            icecreamgal Dec 20, 2007 02:48 PM

            I agree with Jenny--do different colors. I love a green salad and then a pan of roasted vegetables--cauliflower, carrots, and winter squash, sweet potatoes, and especially beets--are beautiful on the plate!

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            1. re: icecreamgal
              chuckl Dec 20, 2007 03:21 PM

              i like serving it on top of a salad, it makes a very nice presentation

            2. toodie jane Dec 21, 2007 08:32 AM

              Broccoflower or Romanesco broccoli are beautiful. Steamed frenched green beans. Oven roasted asparagus dressed with olive oil and lemon zest. Mashed potatoes with snips of fresh thyme.

              Chef may well be looking forward to nice honest home cooking rather than exotica.

              1. chowser Dec 21, 2007 08:59 AM

                What about a roasted butternut squash risotto where you can still see the butternut squash chunks (only you could leave out the cheese if you don't want seafood) w/ cheese and roasted brussel sprouts? I like asparagus with salmon but it's out of season. You can probably find it but how good will it be? For more color, you could do a spinach and butternut squash risotto. I've never done this one but it looks great.



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