Fresh Salmon with Lime and Basil cover

Fresh Salmon with Lime and Basil Cover

This is my very best salmon dish that I love to cook, eat and serve as it’s very appreciated among my family and friends. Everyone that tries this dish ask for the recipe. Unfortunatelly I can’t say that I invented the recipe by myself as it’s from the Swedish dairy company Arla (the Swedish recipe can be found here ). But that doesn’t matter as it’s really delicious, luxurious and easy to make! The salmon is covered with crème fraiche, fresh basil, lime and smoked salmon. Salmon times 2! I usually serve the salmon with Pommes chateau or risoni blended with vegetables, often together with a cold sauce made of sourcream, finely minced chive and caviar. Last time I served the salmon with pasta (see the photo) which was good, but the earlier meantioned sauce and Pommes chateau tastes much better!

Here’s my own version of the original recipe (If you compare with the original recipe I use more of the smoked salmon and also less fresh salmon, just to get more of the nice topping…):

Fresh Salmon with Lime and Basil cover

Fresh fillet of salmon, about 700 grams (about 1.5 pound)
150 grams of smoked salmon (about 0.33 pound)
2 deciliter crème fraiche (about 0.9 cups)
3 tbsp chopped fresh basi
1 lime (grate the peel and squeeze out half of the juice)

Put the salmon fillet in a buttered baking tin. Add salt and pepper. Chop the smoked salmon finely and blend with crème fraiche, basil, lime juice and lime peel. Add some pepper. Cover the salmon with the mixture and cook in the oven for about 20 minutes in 200° C (in my own oven 225° C though…).

5 Responses to “Fresh Salmon with Lime and Basil cover”

  1. Barbara Fisher
    April 7th, 2005 20:38

    Salmon is one of my favorite foods, Dagma; I have always vowed that I wanted to reincarnate as a brown bear so I could feast on salmon fresh from the water!

    Your recipe looks like a good choice for the present human incarnation, however. ;-)

  2. Dagmar
    April 8th, 2005 08:50

    Haha, I love salmon too but I think that I would prefer to reincarnate as a fisherman’s wife in that case, as I prefer cooked salmon to raw one :-) Or maybe I should just change occupation… :-)

  3. Barbara Fisher
    April 8th, 2005 20:09

    Well, now, in truth, I like salmon both cooked and raw, and all things in between–such as cured or smoked.

    But, really, if I were to have my ‘druthers about reincarnation, I think the best would be to return as a beloved housecat. Lots of sleeping in the sun, play, being petted and scritched, and still–salmon!

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