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Friday 26 January 2018

Salmon in a creamy rosé sauce with tarragon and pink peppercorns : Low Carb

This really makes a delicious low carb meal. I don't always think to use a rosé wine for cooking, yes, I may enjoy a glass of it with a meal, but don't often add it to the ingredients - until now that is! This dish uses a Rosé’s pretty colour and is perfect with pale-pink fish and rosy peppercorns! Have a look and see!

Serves Four 

1 x 20g pack tarragon
½ tsp fine sea salt
3 tsp pink peppercorns
750g side of salmon, skin on
1 tbsp. butter
2 echalion shallots, finely chopped
150ml dry rosé wine
150ml double (heavy) cream

Tip - Part-prepare the sauce a few hours ahead by softening the shallots, adding the wine and reducing by half. Set aside in the pan.

Chop the woody bases from the tarragon stalks and put these in a wide pan with the salt and ½ tsp of the peppercorns. Add the salmon, skin-side down, plus just enough water to cover. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat, then turn the heat right down and poach gently until the salmon is just cooked through (about 8 minutes). Use a small lid or upturned plate to weight the salmon down if it keeps bobbing up. Turn off the heat and leave to sit for 5 minutes, then carefully lift out the fish and set aside on a serving dish somewhere warm.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan and soften the shallots over a low heat. Lightly crush most of the remaining peppercorns and stir them in. Cook for a couple of minutes.

Stir in the wine, then bubble to reduce it by about half.

Finely chop the tarragon leaves. Stir the cream into the pan with the reduced wine, then add the tarragon and season the sauce to taste.

Pour the sauce over the salmon and scatter the reserved pink peppercorns over the top to garnish. Serve any excess sauce at the table.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Fat 51g Carbs 2g Protein 39g

From an original recipe here
If you should need help with measurement and conversion please see here

image from here

All the best Jan


Tom said...

... salmon is always a favorite.

Out on the prairie said...

I see more rose's being used lately. This sounds real good.

Christine said...

This looks delicious!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sounds good. I'm sure the cream sauce would make me happy! ♥

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy, I love salmon. Hugs, Valerie

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds interesting.

sandy said...

pink peppercorns sounds so darn cute! i don't care for salmon but my husband would enjoy this.

Blue Grumpster said...

Jan, if I could cook to save my life, you know I'd give this dish a try.

Have a great weekend!


Martha said...

I always love a good salmon dish!

DMS said...

Oh, yum. Love everything about this. Thanks for sharing (and for making my mouth water). :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you so much Jan!!! Big Hugs!