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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Salmon with Spinach in a Blue Cheese Cream Sauce

This delicious salmon dinner is a favorite of ours. 
It's easy enough  for a gourmet dinner anytime, 
yet special enough for company.
If you love salmon, spinach and blue cheese,
you are in for a unique flavor combination!
You'll need fresh salmon fillets, one per person,
 a bag of fresh spinach, a small container each
of heavy cream, and blue cheese, 
garlic salt and pepper, and spaghetti or linguini.
Start boiling the salted water for the pasta. 
Generously season the salmon fillets' top sides 
with the  garlic salt and pepper.
Saute the salmon, skin side down in a hot skillet
 with a little olive oil or butter.
When you turn the salmon you will be able to
 easily pull off the skin. Season again.
Turn to brown both sides. Do not cook completely
 through. It should still be a little pink inside.
Remove from the pan and keep warm in a low heat
 oven along with your dinner plates.
Add the spinach to the saute pan; season and 
toss to cook for about 2 minutes.
Add the blue cheese.
Stir in the heavy cream and simmer gently
to heat through.
Return the salmon to the pan and spoon on
 a little of the sauce. Remove from heat.
Plate the salmon on the pasta and top with spinach
blue cheese cream sauce. 
sooooo good!

Salmon with Spinach in a Blue Cheese 
Cream Sauce~Over Pasta
2-4 salmon fillets ~ one per person
garlic salt ~ pepper ~ oil/butter
1 bag fresh spinach ~ about 9oz
1 4oz container crumbled blue cheese
1 small container heave cream ~ 1C
8-16oz spaghetti or linguini
(to serve 2 or 4)
Season the salmon with garlic salt and pepper.
Saute in hot butter or oil skin side down.
Flip and remove the skin. Season that side.
Saute until golden and flip again to lightly
brown the both sides. Do not overcook
Remove to plate in warm oven.
Add the spinach to the saute pan, season and 
toss to cook a few minutes. Add the blue cheese, 
then stir in the heavy cream. Bring to a simmer 
to heat through. Return the salmon to the pan. 
Top with a little sauce and serve the salmon
over pasta an top with spinach blue cheese 
cream sauce.

Enjoy!


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6 comments:

Barbara said...

Looks delicious! It is so nice to have a go-to dish that works well for guests too.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It looks and sounds so yummy! Perfect for a weekend dinner menu.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Carole said...

It is Food on Friday time at Carole’s Chatter. This week it is all about cheese. It would be great if you would link this post in to Food on Friday

Carole said...

Great that you linked in already. Have a great week. I'll put the recipe title in for you. If you pop back in a day or so there should be a really good collection of all things cheesey.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks delicious, I'd love the salmon with the blue cheese sauce. Nice combination of flavors!

Self Sagacity said...

this works fine for me on a Friday. Looks fantastic!