Salmon Steaks in Herb Blankets
recipe comes from Karen
( Ilyce is her alias ) who is in a recipe club
with between twenty and thirty members, the oldest
of whom is eighty-six and the youngest is thirteen,
who collect recipes and love to cook.
told me that she is "thirty-four years old,
single and loves to cook, among other things.
I've been cooking and collecting recipes since
I was in my teens and have a very big collection.
I collect from magazines, friends, newspapers,
brochures, advertising material, and product recipes,
the net, recipe groups and a list of other places.
If I've taken the recipes from the web or from
a magazines, there should be a source but sometimes,
over the years, it wasn't collected".
Salmon steaks, 3/4" thick
4 oz Butter
Fresh parsley, chives, mint,
Lemon thyme and tarragon or herbs of your choice
a gratin or baking dish which will take the
steaks side by side and use some of the butter
to grease it thickly.
the fish into it and season with a squeeze of
lemon, a generous grinding of black pepper and
a little salt. Cover and set aside in a cool
place until ready to cook.
cook, simply dot the fish with the remaining
butter, cover with foil and bake at 375ºF
to 400ºF (190º to 200ºC) for
20 to 25 minutes until the fish is hot and tender.
it cooks, chop coarsely and mix together handfuls
of aromatic herbs. (I would probably use something
like 8 tablespoons parsley, 6 of chives, 4 of
mint and no more than 2 teaspoons each of lemon
thyme and tarragon. You may prefer to use a
little dill or fennel in place of tarragon,
or to concoct some quite different cocktail
of your own.)
nearly half the herbs on a warm serving dish
and lay the fish steaks on a bed of herbs.
more herbs over the fish, spoon on the buttery
cooking juices then the remaining herbs.
with wedges of lemon.