Salmon is on the menu in Bruce’s Kitchen two, sometimes three, times a week. And to my mind, this dish makes a great Saturday or Sunday Brunch, which is exactly what Susan and I did this past weekend; serving it to her childhood friend, Cheryl. This recipe is based upon one from Food & Wine Quick From Scratch One-Dish Meals, which was a gift from another childhood friend. I love this cookbook!
- 1 1/2 pounds beets, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- Fresh-ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 1 1/2 pounds salmon (King, Coho, or Sockeye),
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
- 2 tablespoons drained bottled horseradish
- Heat the oven to 450′. In a large roasting pan, toss the beets with 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, 1/2 tablespoon of the dill, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook in the upper third of the oven, stirring once, for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and push the beets to one side. Add the potatoes to the pan, next to the beets, and toss them with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Return the pan to the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Stir the potatoes and beets, keeping them separate; return the pan to the oven.
- Meanwhile, put the salmon (Slice three to four 1/2 slits crosswise in top of salmon) on another baking sheet (covered with aluminum foil) and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, 1/2 tablespoon of the dill, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Put the pan in the oven with the vegetables (after you stir them at the end of Step 2). Cook until just done, about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine yogurt, horseradish, and 1/2 tablespoon of the dill.
- Stir the beets and the potatoes together. Serve the vegetables topped with the salmon and the horseradish sauce.
Do you have a favorite way of cooking salmon? Share your recipe with me, please.
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