Salmon in the Oven for Gourmets
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Today I present you my salmon in the oven recipe.
This dish captivates with new ideas for a dish with little effort and Star Kitchen quality.
I am an advocate of using all the ingredients in the kitchen holistically wherever possible.
That’s why I think it’s a shame that some plant parts, like the cauliflower leaves, are often simply discarded.
Because in truth they are a culinary and visual enrichment on the plate.
All in all, I use the entire cauliflower in this recipe.
Even the sweet cabbage stalk is used. That’s great! To avoid wheat products, I top the finely cooked cauliflower with an almond topping.
You can follow my recipe suggestion 1:1 as part of a low carb diet.
Carbohydrate side dishes can also accompany your personal dish. I personally think buttered potatoes or mashed potatoes are ideal.
In the happy end, our plate will be overflowing, rich in vitamins and an incredible treat for the palate!
We will now start with the preparation, which I will take you through step by step.
If you have any questions about this dish, please use the comment function at the bottom of the page. I look forward to reading from you. Have fun and enjoy!
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1. Salmon in the Oven Recipe
Salmon in the Oven for Gourmets
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Gourmet recipe for salmon wrapped in cauliflower leaves with cauliflower vegetables and almond butter.
Salmon in the oven
|1||pinch||Pepper (I like to use black pepper!)|
Cauliflower vegetables, once cooked plus once fried
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|1||tsp||Salt (for the cauliflower roasted in the pan)|
Prepare salmon fillet in cauliflower leaves
Separate the cauliflower from the leaf. We’ll deal with the florets later.
Prepare cauliflower leaves
Preheat the oven to 100° C hot air.
Bring a pot with 3 l water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil.
Wash and dry the cabbage leaves.
Cut out the cauliflower leaves
Using a sharp knife, remove the stalk of the cauliflower leaves through a long V-cut.
Blanch the cauliflower leaves
Blanch the cauliflower leaves in boiling water for about 2 minutes.
Then quickly remove from the water and rinse in ice-cold water.
Drain in a sieve.
Prepare the cabbage leaf mat
Place the drained cabbage leaves next to each other on a clean kitchen towel.
The laid out area should be sufficient for 2 fish fillets.
Roll cabbage leaf mat flat
Cover with the kitchen towel skillfully or use another clean kitchen towel so that the leaves are covered.
Roll flat with a rolling pin.
Provide cabbage leaf mat
Remove the upper covering of the cabbage leaves.
Put on the salmon fillet
Now place the raw salmon fillet on the leaf surface to match.
Add a little salt and pepper.
Wrap salmon fillet
Roll up the fish with the cabbage leaves and coat it sufficiently.
Butter the salmon fillet
Place the coated fish fillets ready.
Heat 2 tablespoons of butter so that the butter melts.
Prepare salmon fillet
Use a flat oven mould.
Place the fish in the oven dish and brush with melted butter.
Refrigerate until the side dishes are ready.
Cook the coated salmon fillets according to point 16 of these instructions for 8-12 minutes in the preheated oven on medium heat.
Prepare cauliflower (cooked and fried)
Clean the white cauliflower.
Prepare the cauliflower florets
Cut the cauliflower into suitable florets.
This is where the wheat is separated from the chaff:
1. put the most beautiful florets of similar size aside for cooking.
2. roughly cut the remaining parts and stalks with a knife for the frying pan.
Cut in the cauliflower stalks
Cut the beautiful well-formed florets for the pot crosswise on the stem with a knife.
Now place the cauliflower florets in the boiling water and cook until they are slightly soft and still firm to the bite – about 6-8 minutes.
The cauliflower cutlets of the 2nd batch are roasted in parallel in the pan with 3 tablespoons of butter, pepper and salt.
Roast 125 g ground almonds, 100 g butter and 1 tsp salt in a frying pan.
Take the ready cooked fish fillets out of the oven.
Cut the salmon pieces diagonally.
Arrange and serve
Place the roasted cauliflower from the pan on the plate. Place the fish fillets on top.
Cover the cooked cauliflower with the roasted butter and almond topping.
My tip: Garnish with pink pepper berries (Schinus fruits). Bon appetit!
Steam or boil cauliflower?
I personally cook cabbage in boiling salted water, which makes the vegetables more digestible.
Steam cooking is possible in principle, if you have a sensitive intestine please cook or blanch!
2. Nutritional Values
3. Prepare Salmon Fillet in the Oven
You can buy salmon fillet in different states.
I myself do not take frozen goods. Fresh I can see the quality of the fish better. Therefore, for me, only fresh is perfect!
You can buy the salmon fillet with skin or without skin.
For the dish presented here, you need a little more time.
If you want it to be quicker, for example for dinner, check out the Salmon in the Oven tutorial.
There I show you the nimble and delicious version.
Cauliflower leaves are not only popular with rabbits. I have also discovered the great green cauliflower leaves as an enrichment on my menu and I am happy to share my joy about it with you.
Without stalk and blanched I can use the leaves wonderfully in the kitchen. Here I present you a variation as a coat for the fish.
Other ways of preparing cauliflower leaves: Blanched and tossed in butter in a pan, in casseroles like vegetable lasagne, as green puree, as cauliflower leaf salad…
4. Why Does this Fish Dish not Need a Sauce?
The fish fillet is gently prepared in a cauliflower coating and cooked exactly to the point.
To complement the cauliflower vegetables, I prepared almond butter.
You can keep the almonds in the butter a little more liquid and thus replace the sauce.
I love almonds. That’s true! I like them sweet or savoury.
For gluten-free cooking and also a low carb diet, almonds are ideal. Vegans also appreciate almond paste as a cheese substitute for topping.
Well, that’s why my topping for the cooked cauliflower is: ground almonds toasted with butter in a pan.
5. Suitable and Further Ideas for your Kitchen
More fish in the oven recipes:
Cauliflower cooking school: How to Cook Cauliflower
Other Recipes with Salmon:
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