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- Salmon and Asparagus
- 1 pound fresh wild salmon fillets
- 1 bunch thin, tender asparagus stalks woody stems discarded
- 1 pound pappardelle pasta dried, or see recipe below for fresh
- 1 shallot thinly sliced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup crisp, dry white wine
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 5 tbsp Frescolio Dill Infused Olive Oil
- 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp fresh dill or fresh parsley for garnish
- pepper, to taste
- fresh flat leaf parsley, to taste
- Dill Infused Pappardelle Pasta
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup semolina flour
- 4 large eggs whisked
- 2 tbsp Frescolio Dill Infused Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
Salmon and Asparagus
- Rub the salmon and toss the asparagus spears with a mixture of 2 tablespoon of dill olive oil whisked with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Season amply both the salmon and asparagus liberally with salt and fresh ground pepper. Grill or broil until just cooked, being careful to err on the side of under-cooking both the salmon and asparagus. The most important thing here is to sear the salmon and asparagus on the exterior. After grilling, cut the asparagus in to 2" pieces and break the salmon in to large meaty chunks and set aside.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the dried pasta based on the package directions. If using the fresh pasta recipe below, cook for two minutes and drain well.
- In a saute pan, heat two tablespoon dill olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced shallots and cook until tender. Add the garlic and saute for another minute being careful not to burn the garlic. Add the wine and lemon juice. Continue cooking until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the cream and the remaining dill olive oil. Stir until the mixture simmers and thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- To serve, add the asparagus to the pan with the sauce and cook for an additional two minutes, being careful not to make mushy. Add the salmon chunks and cook to warm through, being careful not to break the chunks up. Ladle over drained pasta and serve garnished with dill and or flat leaf parsley.
Dill Infused Pappardelle Pasta
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a food processor, mix together the flour. Make a well in the center of the flour if not using a food processor, and add the eggs, olive oil, and dill if using. Begin incorporating the flour into the eggs a little at a time, mixing until a very loose messy dough forms. If using a food processor, blend until a shaggy dough forms, and either case finish by kneading the dough by hand until a smooth dough forms.
- Wrap the dough and allow to rest at room temperature for 1 hour. Roll it out with a pasta machine, or by rolling pin, and then cut in to desired shapes.
Tips for grilling salmon:
Brush the cooking grate with oil. Place the salmon, skin-side-down, on the grill and cover. Cook, undisturbed, until the salmon just starts to release (some might say "ooze") its fat and/or the flesh flakes easily, 10 to 15 minutes for most 1-inch-thick fillets. Allow another 10 minutes for each extra inch of thickness. Use a spatula to remove the fish from grill and serve.
This recipe uses Frescolio's Dill Infused EVOO. You could also try either of the following EVOOs for a different taste: