Pan Seared Coho Salmon with Sunchoke Truffle Purée

1

I decided to today that I’d make a play on the steelhead salmon that we had at Edible Canada for Dine Out last week. We had a filet of coho salmon that I bought a few weeks ago from Fresh St. Farms on sale and I stored in the freezer for a day like this! I mixed it up a little by making a sunchoke truffle purée instead of roasted sunchokes. I love sunchoke purée because it has so much flavour packed into it and adding some truffle oil really adds a luxurious taste to it. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 coho salmon filet (skin on)
  • 6-8 small carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • small bunch of thyme
  • 1 head purple kale
  • 1lb sunchokes
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp truffle oil
  • salt & pepper

RECIPE

In a medium saucepan over moderate heat,

combine the sunchokes, cream, and butter and bring to a boil in a medium saucepan over moderate heat
lower the heat to a simmer and continue simmering until the sunchokes are tender
transfer the sunchokes, reserving the cooking liquid, to a blender or food processor, and process, adding the liquid as necessary, until completely smooth
place the to a bowl, stir in the truffles, and season with salt and pepper.
blanch carrots in boiling salted water for 4 minutes until soft
move carrots to baking sheet and add thyme and 2 garlic cloves
cook salmon skin side down for the first 3 min then move to oven safe pan and cook at 180 degrees for 5-7 min
blanch the kale then sauté in same pan as the salmon, add oil, s&p

DSC07109DSC07110

I also made a small Caprese salad out of tomatoes I found at Granville Island as well as some mozzarella cheese bought at Costo for $7.99. I just added a touch of extra virgin olive oil, seasoning, fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. This was a really nice light salad to compliment the heaviness that came with the salmon. I was really happy with how this turned out. We also bought a new dish from Granville to serve it on as well. What do you guys think?

DSC07102DSC07103

 

One comment on “Pan Seared Coho Salmon with Sunchoke Truffle Purée

  1. Yeou Jin says:

    The dish is beautiful 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s