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For the creamy, piquant fondue here, Martinez cooks leeks in a mixture of butter and vinegar until they're extremely soft, purees them until they're smooth and adds a little cream. The fondue is marvelous with salmon but would be equally good with cod or halibut, or even chicken.Plus: More Seafood Recipes and Tips

Daisy Martinez
November 2005


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium skillet, melt the butter with the vinegar. Add the leeks, onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderate heat until the leek and onion have softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour, then stir in the stock and simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Transfer the leek mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Return the puree to the skillet and stir in the cream. Simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and cook over moderately high heat until light pink throughout, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the salmon to plates and top with the leek fondue. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

Suggested Pairing

Buttery, full-bodied white.