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Seared Salmon on Tartare Mashed Potatoes

  1. 4 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and quartered
  2. 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  3. 4 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoon unsalted butter
  4. 3/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
  5. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped scallions
  6. 1/2 cup drained capers
  7. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  8. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  9. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  10. Four 6-ounce salmon fillets with skin
  11. 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  12. 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsely
  1. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the cream and 4 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan and simmer over low heat until reduced to 1 cup, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and return them to the saucepan. Shake the pan over high heat for about 30 seconds to dry out the potatoes. Remove from the heat and mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the reduced cream and stir in the onions, scallions, capers and dill. Season with salt and pepper, cover and keep warm.
  4. Preheat the oven to 450°. In a large ovenproof skillet, warm the oil over high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and when the oil is hot, add the fillets, skin side down. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of butter to the skillet, shaking the pan to incorporate the butter into the oil. Cook the salmon for 4 minutes, then transfer the skillet to the oven without turning the fillets. Roast for about 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
  5. Spoon the mashed potatoes onto warmed dinner plates and place the salmon fillets on top, skin side up. Sprinkle with the chives and parsley and serve at once.
Make Ahead The potatoes can stand at room temperature for up to 1 hour. Reheat gently, stirring frequently, before serving.

Suggested Pairing

Pair with a California Chardonnay, such as the William Hill Reserve or the Robert Mondavi Carneros.



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