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Mar 14, 2011 11:35 AM

Romantic salmon dinner for two?

My girlfriend's birthday is coming up - I'd like to make her a nice spring-themed salmon dinner. Any recommended preparations? No cream (lactose) please.

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  1. This one went over very well and looks much harder to prepare than it really is.

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    1. re: LiveRock

      LiveRock, thanks for posting that salmon recipe. I've got to try it! I like fish simply done, no sauces drowning out the flavor. That recipe has simple flavor enhancements, in my opinion.

      To blkery, serve your salmon with a still French rose. You'll find some good suggestions on the wine board on this site.

    2. This Falafel-Crusted Salmon on a Bed of Spinach (Swiss Chard is even better) has never failed to get rave reviews.

      1. Salmon in parchment is always a nice light presentation for fish with vegetables. But perhaps not the way to go if you want bigger flavors than lemon, olive oil and herbs.

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        1. re: AdamD

          +1 on Salmon in parchment, or perhaps get some puff pastry sheets and serve "en croute".

        2. Wrap your (portioned) salmon in prosciutto or back bacon, sear until medium rare and serve over a bed of blanched julienned leek tops. If you're so inclined, add a dash of balsamic reduction on top. Use the white parts of the leeks to make leek & potato hash browns.

          Or, fresh fava bean ravioli followed by smoke roasted salmon with sorrel sauce and asparagus custards.


            Recipe of Salmon and leek pie. I don't know if yr gf can have yogurt? In the reviews, a person wrote in with an alternative to the sour cream chile sauce made with yogurt.