Friday, October 10, 2014

Cardamom Wine Broth with Salmon

                                               Serves 4
Fish Broth:

4             cups fish broth
1             cup dry white wine
1             scant tablespoon cardamom seeds or 1 tsp ground cardamom
1            cup peeled baby turnips or 2 medium turnips, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
4           cups arugula, washed, dried, and roughly chopped if the leaves are large


4           6-oz salmon fillets
Salt and white pepper  to taste
2          tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil


3         tablespoons butter

2         medium ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1" dice

Bring the fish broth to a fast boil and reduce by about one-quarter, so that there are about 3 cups of liquid. Add white wine and slowly reduce. Add the cardamom and let sit over low heat for 10 minutes. Strain out the seeds if you used them.


While your fish broth is cooking, blanch the turnips in boiling salted water until tender; plunge them into ice water to stop the cooking, drain, and set aside. Preheat the oven to 500º. Return the stock to the pot over medium-low heat.


Divide the arugula among 4 bowls.


1 .    Season with salt and pepper

2 .    Place an ovenproof skillet over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the oil, then the salmon, skin side down. Cook for 1 minute, then place in the oven. Roast for about 5 minutes, a little longer if the pieces are thick or you like your salmon well done.


1 .    While the salmon roasts, season the broth with salt and white pepper. Add the butter; when it melts, add the turnips and tomatoes.

2 .    Place the salmon on the arugula, skin side up. Spoon the vegetables and broth around the arugula, not over the salmon. Serve immediately.

Pairing :
 Ferrari-Carano Emelia’s Cuvée Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

Named for Don Carano’s paternal grandmother, Emelia Ferrari, the 2012 Emelia’s Cuvée Chardonnay from Russian River Valley is a delicious wine with aromas and flavors of white peach, nectarine, pear, nutmeg, fig and vanilla, interwoven with layers of apricot, maple, cream and vanilla. An elegant, smooth, toasty oak finish characterizes this lovely wine.


  1. Good afternoon Nee,
    Perfect meal, Nee! I love this combo. Love turnips, salmon, and arugula, plus the way you prepared it, must be heaven on a plate. No one else in my family loves or likes turnips, so I guess I am the only one who will enjoy this meal, for sure. They do not know what they are missing, right? Love the wine pairing, a nice glass of Chardonnay! Wonderful..Thanks for sharing,,,,have a blessed weekend....Happy Columbus Day!
    Dottie :)

  2. Good evening Dottie ,
    I don't think there is a vegetable my family don't love .
    Dottie you can prepare all my dishes to suit your taste , if fixing for family omit the turnips and you won't have to eat along . ;- D
    The wine was named after hubby's dad grandmother , Emelia's Cuv`ee . It is very tasty wine and is very smooth .
    Thanks for stopping by and a wonderful blessed ' Happy Columbus Day' to you from my family to yours ..~~Nee~~ ;-D

  3. I have never made salmon before, but this looks amazing!!

    1. Hi Cathleen , try it and you will like it . Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. We've been eating a lot of Salmon around here these days, Nee. This is surely an unusual preparation that I think even Marion will like. Not to worry, I'll drink her wine, lol...Thanks for sharing, Nee. Have a wonderful loooooong weekend!!!

    1. Good morning Louise ,
      Salmon is so tasty and can be fixed so many ways . I think Marion will like it to and it's so quick and easy , salad , bread , dinner is serve . Hubby asked me had they stopped selling steak at the store , I looked at him with innocent eyes and asked in my southern drawl ... now my man , what is steak and the kids fell out laughing . You and Marion lave a looooooong weekend also and 'Happy Columbus Day' . Thanks for stopping by .
      I raise my glass in a toast to you and Marion , clink , clink . Of course Marion can have grape juice with the kids (giggling)

      Wiggling my toes .

  5. Dear Nee, Such a nice and healthy meal. I have not had fish in a long time. Blessings dear. Catherine

    1. Dear Catherine ... try this one you will love it thanks for stopping by blessing ~Nee~ ;- D


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