2.02.2011

Dinner : Salmon with Fennel Salad



This dish has loads of flavour payoff for very little effort.  Right up my alley.

Season 2 salmon fillets with salt and pepper, dust with flour and sautee, in olive oil, in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side, depending on thickness.

Remove salmon from pan and wrap in foil to keep warm.  Add a handful of cherry tomatoes to the pan, along with, the juice of half a lemon and a splash of white wine.  Cover and simmer until all the tomatoes pop.  Add a tablespoon of capers, cover and cook for another minute.  Remove from heat.

Thinly slice a fennel bulb, and toss with the juice of an orange, a tablespoon of olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper.  Toss the fennel mixture with a couple handfuls of fresh salad greens (arugula or mixed greens)

Serve the salmon topped with the tomato-caper sauce, alongside the fennel and mixed green salad.