Barely Grilled Salmon with Spinach and Potato-Creme

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So, this is a delicious dish for everyone that likes raw fish. Of course this requires to buy sushi-quality salmon. We typically buy  fish in a small and lovely fish store in Mannheim (http://www.yelp.de/biz/fischkontor-heckers-mannheim). Right now you find fresh spinach and new potatoes in nearly every market (we often go to the turkish supermarkets in Mannheim…they always have seasonal veggies) that is how I came up with this combination.

What do you need? (for 2 persons)

  • 4 Potatoes
  • 1 bunch of fresh spinach
  • 200-250 g fresh salmon
  • 3-4 slices of white bread (I prefer ciabatta)
  • 1 scoop cream
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, Pepper, Sugar

Peel the potatoes and cut them in 2cm pieces. Clean the Spinach. Cut the bread in crouton-size. Boil the potatoes in salted water until they are very soft. In the meanwhile boil water in a separate pan (for the spinach), add some salt when it’s boiling and add the spinach. Wait 1 min. and sieve the spinach (it should be blanched now). Now, heat some olive oil and toast the bread in a frying pan until it is nice and crunchy. The potatoes should be soft by now. Sieve the potatoes add 1 scoop cream, 3 spoons of olive oil (for extra taste use garlic flavored olive oil), a pinch of sugar, a teaspoon of salt and some pepper. Now use a blender to turn the potatoes into a very flavored creme. Now, heat a frying pan (needs to be very hot) and toss the salmon (complete! not cut into slices!) from each side. I personally just wait half a minute because I like the salmon very raw…just adjust it to your taste.

Now we are nearly there: spread approx. 3 spoons of the potato-creme on a plate. Put some spinach on top of it. Cut the salmon in slices and put the half of it on each plate. Lastly, spread the croutons on top of it. And now enjoy the combination of creamy, crunchy, veggie and fish =)

 

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