ROASTED SALMON WITH RED ONION AND APPLE PUREE CRUST WITH GINGER-CIDER REDUCTION
Makes 7 half-portions.
• 6 3-ounce salmon filets
• 2 TB light cooking oil
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 1 cup Red Onion and Apple Puree (recipe follows)
• Ginger-Cider Reduction (recipe follows)
Lightly oil baking sheet (this recipe is usually roasted on a cedar plank). Season salmon filets with salt and pepper, to taste. Evenly spread 2 tablespoons of Red Onion-Apple Puree on each filet. Bake at 400°F for about 8 minutes, until filets are cooked. Serve with Ginger-Cider Reduction.
Serving note: The portion of the salmon and the strudel are meant to be served in combination with each other, as half portions.
RED ONION AND APPLE PUREE
Makes 6 cups.
• 8 oz. butter
• 1 medium red onion, peeled and quartered
• 8 medium apples, quartered and cored (not peeled)
• 2 lemons, juiced and zested
• 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
• 1 tsp cardamom
• 1 TB brown sugar
• 1 oz. apple brandy
• 1 TB honey
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut up butter, place in roasting pan and melt; add ingredients except brandy and honey to roasting pan.
Roast at 350°F for about 2 hours, turning about every 20 minutes, until apples and onions are well-browned. Add the apple brandy and honey.
Puree in food processor or blender until smooth. Cool and refrigerate until ready to use. Remaining puree can be frozen for later use.
Makes 1 cup.
• 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1 cup apple cider
• 2 cup chicken stock
• 1 TB fresh ginger, julienned
• 2 tsp chopped thyme
• 3 oz. whole butter
In non-aluminum saucepan, combine vinegar and cider, reduce to 1/3 cup over medium heat. Add stock and ginger. Reduce to 1 cup. Add thyme. Just before serving, whisk in butter.
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