You'll note these aren't my most flattering pictures. I tend to douse dishes (pasta, fish, chicken...) in sauce, unless it's a rich one. I'm the opposite with salads and dressing, but for some reason I love lots of sauce on hearty dishes. So I prepared my plate, remembered I needed to take pictures, and realized you might be appalled at how my salmon is swimming in white wine sauce...my bad!
The only thing I might do differently next time is buy a little nicer bottle of white wine since it's the main ingredient in the sauce. I bought a bottle for $2.99 from Trader Joe's, and while it was still great I bet it would be even better with a little fancier bottle...say $6.99?
Roasted Salmon with White Wine Sauce
Recipe by Martha Stewart
Serves 2-4, depending on number of salmon filets and amount of sauce served
*1 tablespoon butter
*2 tsps. flour
*1 cup dry white wine
*1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
*salt and pepper
*Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
*Place salmon filets on a sheet pan and season with salt. Roast in oven for 15 minutes, or until "opaque throughout" (thanks, Martha...I just went with the the "until it breaks apart easily with a fork" method.
*In a small saucepan melt butter. Add flour and whisk for one minute.
*Add wine to butter/flour mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook until liquid is reduced by half, about eight to ten minutes.
*Stir in chives to sauce, and season with salt and pepper.
*Serve sauce over salmon. I recommend serving this with asparagus, because the sauce brings out awesome flavors in the healthy vegetable.
|flour and butter|
|...plus wine and chives|
|done! I love meals that take 20 minutes or less!|
|Yes, I did drown my fish in sauce. And I don't feel bad about it.|