Steamed Salmon Served with Herbal Yogurt Sauce, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, and Green Bean and Walnut Salad

Poached Salmon, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, and Green Bean and Walnut Salad
Poached Salmon, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, and Green Bean and Walnut Salad

The first time I saw fingerling potatoes, I was confused in a Danish supermarket. I was looking for the large potatoes I was visually familiar seeing of American produce. Produce and meat in Denmark are expensive, small and imperfect. The taste far exceeds American food. I returned to the United States with a determined effort to shop at farmer’s market than the average grocery store, when time permits. The fingerling potatoes in Denmark had a thin paper shell, similar to an onion or a tomatillo, that needs to be rubbed or peeled off before prepping for a dish. The small size, like most produce and meat, produces a sweet and tender taste.

Herbal Yogurt Sauce

Tarragon, Chives and a Shallot
Tarragon, Chives and a Shallot

Ingredients
1 cup fresh tarragon leaves
1 cup fresh chives
1 small or half of large shallot
1  cup fresh Italian parsley
6 to 8 oz. of Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup walnuts
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
The juice of one lemon
2 tbsp. of olive oil

Directions
1. Puree all ingredients in food processor. Set aside. Best serve at room temperature.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling Potatoes, uncooked
Fingerling Potatoes, uncooked

Ingredients
1 to 2 lbs. of Fingerling potatoes; cleaned and quartered
2 to 3 tbsp. of olive oil
2 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste (potatoes absorb salt, be generous with it)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. of ground rosemary or 2 tsp. of fresh rosemary, chopped

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400°

2. Mix all ingredients. Place on cookie sheet lined with foil and place in the oven.

3. Roast for at least 30 minutes or until desired tenderness. Keep warm and place aside.

Green Beans and Toasted Walnut Salad

Ingredients
1-1/2 lb. of greens, cleaned with ends trimmed
1/4 cup olive olive
2 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
The juice of one lemon
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions
1. Either steam or boil green beans until tender. Drain and run cool water to stop from cooking further.

2. Whisk the rest of the ingredients together.

3. Mix walnut vinaigrette and green beans together. Place aside. Best serve at room temperature.

Steamed Salmon in White Wine

Ingredients
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1 cup of white wine
1 cup of chicken stock
Salmon fillets, cleaned and seasoned with fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper

Directions
1. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauteed red onions until translucent. Add garlic and mix for 30 seconds.

2. Add bay leaf, wine, and chicken stock. Cover and bring to boil.

3. Add salmon fillets. Cover and reduce temperature to low, bring stock to a simmer.

4. Depending on the thickness of the salmon fillets and the preference for tenderness (rare to well-done), cook until done.

Plating: Steamed Salmon Served with Herbal Yogurt Sauce, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, and Green Bean and Walnut Salad

Ingredients
Herbal Yogurt Sauce
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Steamed Salmon in White Wine

Directions
1. Place Steamed Salmon, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, and Green Bean and Walnut Salad on a plate.

2. Allow guest to spoon Herbal Yogurt Sauce over their plate. Serve with white wine and enjoy.

By the Way, an Ermita de Nieve, made from Spanish verdejo grapes, was served with this dish. Judging from the empty bottle pictured below, it complemented the meal perfectly.

Ermita De Nieve, a Spanish white wine
Ermita De Nieve, a Spanish white wine

8 thoughts on “Steamed Salmon Served with Herbal Yogurt Sauce, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, and Green Bean and Walnut Salad

  • September 16, 2010 at 5:10 pm
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    Hi Sanura! I found this blog in Foodista and followed it here. One of the things I love the most about visiting great blogs like yours is I get to not only see food I’ve never seen prepared before, but you get to read about how they taste. Love it….. & now I’m hungry …. again 🙂 By the way a busy mom like me doesn’t have much time surfing online to look for great food blog like this, so I rely on Foodista Widget. So please keep adding those lovely widget to every blog you made so moms like me can view your post efficiently. Thanks!

  • January 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm
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    I like salmon – I like this salmon – looks great!

  • January 20, 2010 at 12:23 am
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    @Gunilla Your website is beautiful! Love the photos!

  • January 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm
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    Wow that looks yummie!

    Have a great day!
    Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

  • January 19, 2010 at 6:20 am
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    That meal looks just gorgeous! Dying to try the beans & walnuts recipe…

  • January 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm
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    @Erika from the Pastry Chef at Home Hmmm… when you think about it, I have extra sauce left over. It would be good over another dish. Thanks for the suggestion.

    @Alisa Thank you! Let me know how it turns out. And, if any substitutions were made.

  • January 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm
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    What a lovely meal, I have to try your recipe, the yogurt sauce with the salmon looks really delicious.

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