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Old 05-04-2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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Salmon with White Sparkling Wine

The only way to reach Altnharrie Inn in Ullapool Highland, Scotland in the early 1990s, was via Ferry from Ullapool. The ride was 10 minutes or less, and the destination, of course, globes apart. The tiny 8 room, 17th century Droverīs Inn ( Shepherdīs Inn ) with One Michelin Star, had been run by an Inverness native, Mr. Brown and a Norwegian ceramist turned Chef, Ms. Eriksen. Gunn Eriksen arrived in Scotland, as a ceramist and thus, her multi dimensional creations were / are works of art.

Here is the recipe Gunn Eriksen had given me back in the 1990s:

SALMON WITH CAVA SAUCE ( original recipe was made with Champagne )

2 cups clam stock
1 small fennel bulb thinly sliced
1 Bay Leaf
3/4 cup dry white wine, Extra Brut Cava, Champagne or White sparkling wine of choice
2 tblsps heavy cream
1 1/2 pounds of fresh salmon cut on diagonal into 3/4 Inch thick slices
7 tblps of unsalted butter

SAUCE

1. simmer clam stock, fennel and bay leaf with salt and freshly ground black pepper in heavy sauce pan until the liquid is reduced to 3/4 cup - 15 minutes
2. add white wine or Sparkling white wine and simmer until reduced to 1/4 cup - about 15 minutes and mix and stir in the cream. Combine well.
3. melt 1 tblsp butter in heavy skillet over medium heat and add the salmon strips and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute per side ( rare )
4. bring the wine to simmer and whisk in the 6 tblsps of butter and drizzle on the salmon

*** This is delightful and a special occasion dinner for two.

Have nice wkend.
Margi Cintrano.



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Old 05-04-2012, 05:18 AM   #2
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Beautiful and (apparently) simple! Even if you need a GOOD salmon, I'm afraid, which I don't know if it's so easy to find here in Italy. I'll take a look around.

Thanks Margi
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:56 AM   #3
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Buongiorno Luca,

Listen Bambino, all you need is a " Firm White Fish, Italian variety Lake or Sea, or some Shrimp, clams or cozze ( mussels ) ... all shall work with this recipe ...

Thanks so much. I guess the silly old Adage, my Mom Eva used to tell me, and I had told Naia and Nathalia; " The way to a manīs heart, is through his stomach " ... ha ha ...

Have a lovely wkend.

*** I know you shall appreciate my Orecchiette recipe on Pastas ...

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Buongiorno Luca,

Listen Bambino, all you need is a " Firm White Fish, Italian variety Lake or Sea, or some Shrimp, clams or cozze ( mussels ) ... all shall work with this recipe ...

Thanks so much. I guess the silly old Adage, my Mom Eva used to tell me, and I had told Naia and Nathalia; " The way to a manīs heart, is through his stomach " ... ha ha ...
Thanks for the advice about fish. About my stomach, lately is getting so large that it would be difficult to find a way through it...

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*** I know you shall appreciate my Orecchiette recipe on Pastas ...
This is sure, my ex-wife is pugliese...
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Buongiorno Luca,

Listen Bambino, all you need is a " Firm White Fish, Italian variety Lake or Sea, or some Shrimp, clams or cozze ( mussels ) ... all shall work with this recipe ...

Thanks so much. I guess the silly old Adage, my Mom Eva used to tell me, and I had told Naia and Nathalia; " The way to a manīs heart, is through his stomach " ... ha ha ...

Have a lovely wkend.

*** I know you shall appreciate my Orecchiette recipe on Pastas ...

Margi.
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Thanks for the advice about fish. About my stomach, lately is getting so large that it would be difficult to find a way through it...



This is sure, my ex-wife is pugliese...
good morning luca/margi
so what did eva tell you the(culinary)way to a womans heart is? i have tried so many times(and thankfully continue to enjoy the challenge) but have failed on every occasion.maybe i have chosen heartless women(or maybe i'm a lousy cook!)....my ex wife was known as "the black widow" by her family....of course you only find out after the event!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:16 AM   #6
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Good Morning Harry,

Perhaps you should be writing a column for the Love Lorn, like a USA Dear Abbey ! ha ha ...

The adage is: The way to a manīs heart, is through his stomach ... and of course vice versa, yes ?

Perhaps, you are a bag of nerves, when preparing and cooking for a new gal ! ? Nerves in the Kitch, are not a positive ...

Sip a good glass of Italian wine and play some Italian Music in the process ... and cook very simple, yet extraordinaire and very elegantly presented dishes.

Do not choose complex recipes ... Good Advice ?

Another point; get to know the Galīs Palate, so you know for certain, what she really likes and if a Gal is Indian for example, do not cook her Indian --- this is a No No ... COOK IT TOGETHER, AND LET HER SHOW YOU THE SECRETS TO HER CUISINE AND HER --- Chat her Up and Have a Blast !

Have nice wkend.
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Another point; get to know the Galīs Palate, so you know for certain, what she really likes and if a Gal is Indian for example, do not cook her Indian --- this is a No No ... COOK IT TOGETHER, AND LET HER SHOW YOU THE SECRETS TO HER CUISINE AND HER --- Chat her Up and Have a Blast !
This is smart!
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Luca,

Grazie. I believe if I am going to prepare a dish for an Italian for example, I would like to know, his palate and have a fine instructor and we prepare together with some good Italian wine ... and Italian music ... Luca, you are 100% RIGHT, this is good advice for the Singles on this Forum!

Now, listen, serve a cream dish for lunch verses dinner ... In this way, you can WORK OFF the fat grams !!! ha ha ha ...

Also, you can take a brisk walk with the Lady after lunch !

Have great wkend.
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Luca,

Grazie. I believe if I am going to prepare a dish for an Italian for example, I would like to know, his palate and have a fine instructor and we prepare together with some good Italian wine ... and Italian music ... Luca, you are 100% RIGHT, this is good advice for the Singles on this Forum!

Now, listen, serve a cream dish for lunch verses dinner ... In this way, you can WORK OFF the fat grams !!! ha ha ha ...

Also, you can take a brisk walk with the Lady after lunch !

Have great wkend.
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This is smart!
"When the moon hits your eye like a big-a pizza pie
That's amore"eh?
like the idea of the work out too margi,beats the gym........!
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... In this way, you can WORK OFF the fat grams !!! ha ha ha ...
What? I spent so much time and effort building my beautiful paunch, now I can show it on the beach, looking like a sort of flamingo carrying a watermelon, and you ask me to loose fat?
Like old Del Boy would say, no way, Pedro!
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