SALMON STEAKS WITH FINE WHITE SAUCE

  • 04/06/2013
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 35 min

Traditional Danish cuisine is based on fish, seafood and meat, as well as vegetables, fruit, milk and dairy products, especially cheese and yoghurt. The Danes eat a varied high-calorie diet, and smoked food is especially popular.

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg small new potatoes, peeled and cut all to same size
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 25 ml oil
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta Gourmet stock powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 600 g fillet of salmon
  • Sauce:
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 250 ml milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • 1 tbsp dill, chopped
  • 100 ml cooking cream

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. 2.
    Arrange the potatoes in an oven proof tray, sprinkle with salt, drizzle with olive oil and toss.
  3. 3.
    Roast in a moderately hot oven for 25 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Combine Vegeta Gourmet stock powder with olive oil, lemon juice and mix to blend. Brush over the salmon.
  5. 5.
    Remove the potatoes from the oven and add the salmon, skin-side down. Continue baking for another 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, make the sauce.
  6. 6.
    Sauce: Into a hot pan add butter, flour and sugar and stir until butter melts and blends with the flour. Add milk and continually stirring, bring the sauce to boil. Season with salt, add the lemon juice, mustard and horseradish and continue to simmer for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and add chopped dill and cream. Stir to combine and serve the sauce with salmon and potatoes.

Tip

Before placing the salmon into the oven, put a cup of water in the oven. The evaporating moisture will prevent the salmon from drying out.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 625 / 2.613 - -
Fat g 35,00 - -
Carbohydrates g 386,94 - -
Dietary fibre g 6,36 - -
Protein g 39,69 - -
Vitamin A μg 506,35 13 10
Vitamin D μg 394,90 197 197
Niacin mg 22,78 163 114
Pantothenic acid mg 3,55 51 51
Potassium mg 1.941,73 52 52
Calcium mg 207,54 21 21
Phosphorous mg 488,05 61 61

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)