Mustard Salmon with Cannellini Bean Ragù

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These rustic cannellini beans don't cook for very long, but they have a rich, rustic flavor because they're simmered with prosciutto and escarole. Along with the mustard-and-garlic-glazed salmon, it's a great one-dish meal. Slideshow:  Salmon Recipes 

Mustard Salmon with Cannellini Bean Ragù
Photo: © Con Poulos
Total Time:
50 mins
Yield:
4

Ingredients

Ragù

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Ragù

  • 1 large shallot, minced

Ragù

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Ragù

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

Ragù

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme

Ragù

  • Salt

Ragù

  • Pepper

Ragù

  • Two 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

Ragù

  • 3/4 cup chicken stock

Ragù

  • One 3/4-pound head of escarole, dark green leaves discarded and remaining leaves torn

Ragù

  • 2 ounces prosciutto, chopped

Ragù

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Salmon

  • Extra-virgin olive oil

  • Four 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

  • 2 teaspoons dry white wine

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme

Directions

Make the Ragu

  1. In a deep skillet, add the oil, shallot and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, thyme and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the tomatoes start to break down, 4 minutes. Add the beans and stock and simmer until the beans are hot, 2 minutes. Add the escarole, prosciutto and lemon zest and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until the escarole is just wilted, 4 minutes; if the bean ragù is too thick, add a little water.

Prepare the Salmon

  1. Preheat the broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and brush it with oil. Season the fish with salt and pepper and set on the baking sheet. In a bowl, whisk both mustards with the wine, 2 teaspoons of oil, the garlic, thyme and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Broil the salmon fillets 6 inches from the heat for 2 minutes, until the top just starts to brown. Spoon the mustard on the salmon and broil for 5 minutes, until the fish is nearly cooked through and the top is browned. Spoon the bean ragù into bowls, top with the fish and serve.

Make Ahead

The beans can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated overnight. Rewarm before proceeding.

Suggested Pairing

Full-bodied whites, like a Chardonnay from Sonoma, match the intensity of this flavorful salmon.

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