• Ingredients: 24
  • Serves: 4

Salmon with spiced red-wine sauce with skinless salmon fillet, pinot noir or other dry red wine, freshly cracked black pepper, finely grated peeled fresh gingerroot, minced garlic, cold unsalted butter.

Ingredients

  • four 6-ounce center-cut pcs. skinless salmon fillet
  • 1 1/2 cups Pinot Noir or other dry red wine
  • 2 tbsps. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsps. finely grated peeled fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tbsps. minced garlic
  • 3 tbsps. cold unsalted butter

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For sauce

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  • Special equipment: a 3-quart flameproof ceramic or enameled shallow baking dish

Port Sauce

  • 2 cups tawny Port
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 2 tsps. cornstarch

Dulce de leche:

  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche

Malted milk ball:

  • 1/2 cup chopped malted milk balls
  • 2 tbsps. chocolate malted powder

Espresso chocolate chunk:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp. espresso powder

Very berry:

Peppermint fudge:

  • 3 tbsps. fudge sauce
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  1. Step 1 Pat salmon dry and season with salt. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot and sear salmon on flat sides until golden, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes total.

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  2. Step 2 Add wine, pepper, gingerroot, and garlic and cook salmon at a bare simmer, turning pieces over once, until just cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes total.

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  3. Step 3 Transfer salmon with a slotted spatula to 4 heated plates and keep warm, covered. Cut butter into 3 pieces.

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  4. Step 4 Boil cooking liquid until syrupy and reduced to about 1/4 cup. Remove skillet from heat and add butter, stirring until incorporated.

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Nutrition information

Calories 520 Carbohydrates 6 g (2%)
Fat 32 g (49%) Protein 36 g (71%)
Saturated Fat 11 g (54%) Sodium 103 mg (4%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 7 g Fiber 1 g (4%)
Monounsaturated Fat 9 g Cholesterol 116 mg (39%)