Monday, December 17, 2012

Crab Crusted Norwegian Salmon, Braised Endive, Crispy Potatoes, Scallion Brown Butter

It has been a while since I made a post.  Probably because I haven't gone food shopping since Hurricane Sandy.  Now that I have finally found some time on a Sunday, I decided to make myself a nice, protein rich lunch.  This take 30 minutes, costs $18 and feeds one.

Crab Crusted Salmon
6oz piece Norwegian Salmon
3oz lump crab claw meat
5 scallions, fine chopped
1/2 stick butter
2 tablespoon panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dijon mustard

Add butter to a small sautee pan on medium and scallions.  Cook until the butter browns, the add the crab meat, bread crumbs and mustard.  Mix well.
Preheat oven to 350. Start a medium saute pan on medium heat.  Add 2 teaspoons of oil and sear salmon skin side down.  Place the pan in the oven, let cook for 7 minutes, then remove.
Top the salmon with the crab meat.  Use remaining brown butter to sauce the plate.

Crispy Potatoes and Braised Endive
1 small white potato, sliced into 1/4 rounds
1 small endive, halved
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons of olive oil

Small medium pan on medium heat, add butter and oil.  Place potatoes in oil and let cook on each side for about 7 minutes or until golden.  Once potatoes are done add in endive, cut side down.  Let cook 5 minutes or until carmelized.

Plate it all up and garnish with the remaining scallion tops.  Buon Apetito!