Tested till perfect Salmon and Crispy Potatoes with Orange Beurre Blanc
Salmon and Crispy Potatoes with Orange Beurre Blanc
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Salmon and Crispy Potatoes with Orange Beurre Blanc

An elegant beurre blanc—scented with orange zest and fresh thyme—is divine on both the crisp-crusted potatoes and the meaty salmon. Serve with steamed Broccolini for a stunning meal that's ready in well under an hour.

By Rheanna Kish and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2014

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 35 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 900 900g yellow-fleshed fingerling potatoes, peeled and cut in generous 1/4-inch (5 mm) cubes
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspolive oil
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspeach salt and pepper
  • 4 4skinless salmon filletskinless salmon fillets, (about 170 g each)
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspchopped fresh parsley

Orange Beurre Blanc:

  • 1 1shallotshallots, minced
  • 4 4sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupdry white wine
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspwhite wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsporange juice
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupcold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp 1tsporange zest
  • Pinch Pincheach salt and pepper
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Toss together potatoes, oil and half each of the salt and pepper; arrange on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. Roast in 425 F (220 C) oven, turning once, for 20 minutes. Sprinkle salmon with remaining salt and pepper. Move potatoes to one side of pan; arrange salmon on other half. Roast until fish flakes easily when tested and potatoes are crisp and golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle chopped parsley over potatoes.

Orange Beurre Blanc: Meanwhile, in saucepan, bring shallot, thyme, wine, vinegar and orange juice to boil; boil until reduced to 2 tbsp, about 5 minutes. Discard thyme. Reduce heat to low; add butter, one cube at a time, whisking just until melted before adding next cube. Stir in orange zest, salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.

Whisk beurre blanc just before serving with salmon and potatoes.

Nutritional Information per serving: about

cal 688 pro 33g total fat 43g sat. fat 18g
carb 38g dietary fibre 3g sugar 2g chol 144mg
sodium 383mg potassium 1,168mg


calcium 5 iron 10 vit A 23 vit C 37
folate 30
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