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Ep 13 - Confit Salmon with Crispy Skin


Nicolette Stathopoulos

Confit Salmon with Crispy Skin

Serves 4

 

Cucumber and Lime Gel

1 continental cucumber

Juice and zest of ½ lime

Salt

 

Lime and White Balsamic Dressing

1/4 cup olive oil

Juice of ½ lime

½ tsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp white balsamic

Salt, to taste

 

Pickled Dill

4 sprigs dill

½ cup white balsamic vinegar

½ cup sugar

Salt, to taste

 

Confit Salmon

4 x 200g salmon portions, skin removed and reserved

1L olive oil

 

Apple and Radish Salad

1 small apple

2 radishes

1 baby fennel

2 sprigs mint, leaves picked

 

  1. Heat oven to 180oC.

  2. For the Cucumber and Lime Gel, juice cucumber and place into small saucepan with remaining ingredients.  Whisk thoroughly and bring to a boil then place in a small shallow baking tray.  Place in fridge to set.  Transfer gel to the canister of a stick blender then process until smooth.  Transfer gel to a piping bag and set aside in the fridge.

  3. For the Lime and White Balsamic Dressing, combine ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.  Set aside.

  4. For the Pickled Dill, combine ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.  Set aside in fridge.

  5. To cook the salmon skin, place salmon skin onto paper lined baking tray. Sprinkle with salt and cover with baking paper.  Top with another baking tray.  Cook for 20 minutes or until crisp.  Remove from tray and set aside.

  6. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan to 55C.

  7. Place salmon portions into warm oil and cover surface of oil with piece of baking paper.  Maintain temperature and cook for 10-12 minutes or longer for a firmer texture.  Remove salmon from oil and season with salt and pepper.

  8. Meanwhile, prepare the Apple and Radish salad by slicing apple, radish and fennel using a mandolin.  Cut the sliced apple into fine matchsticks.  Combine salad ingredients, Lime and White Balsamic dressing and Pickled Dill and mix gently to combine.

  9. To serve, place piece of Confit Salmon on each plate.  Divide Apple and Radish Salad between plates then top with a piece of crispy skin.  Dot with Cucumber and Lime Gel.

 


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