Smoked Salmon Bouquet with Maudite Beurre Blanc Sauce

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4 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 45 minutes

 

Ingredients

- 1 tbsp. olive oil

- 1 small zucchini, cut into ribbons

- 2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped

- 1 small tomato, seeded and diced

- Salt and pepper to taste

- 12 slices of smoked salmon, around ½ lb.

- Ground black pepper

- 1 tbsp. French shallots, chopped

- 1 tsp. fine maple sugar or brown sugar

- 1 tsp. butter

- 12 oz. Maudite beer

- 1/4 cup heavy cream (35%)

- 1/2 lb. butter, softened and cut into pieces

- 4 sprigs of fresh basil (garnish) 

 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in a skillet and sauté zucchini. Add basil and diced tomato. Season, remove from heat, and set aside.
  • Put three slices of smoked salmon in the middle of each plate to form the petals of a flower. Leave room to garnish with zucchini. Sprinkle petals with ground black pepper and keep cool.
  • Sweat shallot in a pan with maple sugar and a little butter. Moisten with beer and reduce by half. Add cream and reduce liquid by 1/3. Slowly add butter while whipping. Season.
  • Just before serving, add diced tomato and basil. Spoon beurre blanc around the edge of each smoked salmon bouquet and garnish with fresh basil.

 

Recipe : Fourquet Fourchette Restaurant, fourquet-fourchette.com.