Just looking at the title makes my mouth water. We are going to discuss one of our customer favorites, the Scottish Salmon. Salmon is a very common fish that many people are well aware of and have tried at one point in their lives. Whether you are baking, grilling, smoking, broiling, or frying, it’s such a versatile and healthy fish, that the cooking possibilities are endless and there is no one way to cook it. This month, we decided that it was a good time to bring a little Italian into your homes. The fresh aromas of this dish will be sure to bring you to another state of mind. And boy do we need it with the pandemic still going on.
All About Scottish Salmon
At Foremost Seafood, our Scottish Salmon comes from...drum roll please...North Scotland! It is farmed raised, but it’s best to disregard what you’ve heard about farm raised fish when it comes to our Scottish Salmon.
Our salmon is organic and what that means is it’s all natural, raised with no antibiotics or growth promoters. It’s got a natural pigment, they are hand-fed, as well as observed and cared for daily by their dedicated farmers (almost like pets). Their diet is bespoke which means it’s selected and fed carefully to achieve exceptional taste and achieve it’s natural texture. The Salmon are fed trimmings of fish that are destined for human consumption. Last but not least, they are carefully harvested to ensure minimal stress which ensures firm natural texture. So again, it’s not your average farmed raised fish.
The Scottish Salmon is one of our customer favorites due to the rich taste that it exudes which makes any dish taste that much better. It’s also grade A fish, great for eating raw. The benefits of eating salmon, much like the way to cook it, is endless. It’s rich in Omega- 3 fatty acids. It’s a great source of protein as well as potassium and is high in vitamin B. It’s excellent for weight control and may reduce the risk of heart disease. Needless to say, Salmon is just good all around.
Since vacations have been put on hold, why not enjoy a little stay-cation? This dish is sure to bring you straight to Italy. Our very own Denise, took the recipe home and made it up for all of us at Foremost. Everyone loved the dish and went back for seconds. The sauce would be good with any other type of fish as well so the possibilities (just like the Salmon) are endless!
3 - 4 fillets of skinless salmon
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
5 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 small yellow onion, diced
⅓ cup vegetable broth
5 ounces jarred sun-dried tomato in oil, drained of oil
1 ¾ cups heavy cream
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 cups baby spinach leaves
½ cup grated parmesan
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 30 min
First you will start with your salmon (or any other fish you’d prefer). Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon filets on both sides with salt and pepper, and sear in the hot pan. About 5 minutes for each side, or until cooked to your liking. Once salmon filets are done, remove from the pan and set aside.
In the same pan, melt the butter in the remaining juices that are leftover. Add the garlic and fry for about one minute. Add the onion and fry till they are clear. Next add the sun-dried tomatoes and fry for about 1-2 minutes. Last, pour in the vegetable broth, and allow the juice to reduce down slightly.
Reduce the heat to low, add in the heavy cream, and bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally. Make sure to season the cream sauce with salt and pepper to your taste.
Add in the baby spinach and allow to wilt in the sauce. Add in parmesan cheese. Allow cream sauce to simmer until the cheese melts through.
Add the grilled salmon filets back into the pan. Sprinkle in parsley and spoon the sauce over each fillet.
At Foremost Seafood
After the holiday hustle and bustle, wouldn’t it be nice to just take a vacation without having to leave your home? This wonderful dish will certainly transform you to another state of mind.
At Foremost Seafood, we take the time to do our research on how the fish that we provide to our customers are treated and kept.
The Scottish Salmon is by far one of our customer favorites and it will not disappoint you. We currently carry our Scottish Salmon for $17.99/lb (price subject to change). If salmon is not your cup of tea, we have plenty of other options that would be great with this recipe. Give us a call at (937) 298-1986 to place an order or swing on by our location at 1904 Woodman Center Drive, Kettering, OH 45420. Hope you enjoy the recipe and we’ll see you soon!