27 February 2009

Salmon with Potato Roesti and Dill Aioli

Salmon with Potato Roesti and Dill Aioli
Something about this recipe just caught my eye. Could it be the bed of crispy, lacey potatoes; or perhaps the luscious red colour of the Spring salmon? Perhaps the mild garlic and dill flavour of the aioli? Whatever the reason we really enjoyed this lunch.

Aioli is a zesty garlic mayonnaise that's used as a sauce, most often for seafood and shellfish, although it's also excellent on green beans and potatoes. It's made by slowly whisking oil into egg yolks and garlic, so pump some iron before attempting...your arm will get tired!!!



I found the recipe on-line from Olive Magazine and just had to have it. You know how it goes. Since my fridge revealed all of the ingredients it was a sure fire winner for 2 people!!!

**Salmon with Potato Roesti and Dill Aioli**

1 - 2 medium potatoes, grated
1 red onion , grated
1 tablespoon flour
olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 large salmon fillet
watercress to serve

Aioli

1 egg yolk , at room temperature
½ garlic clove , minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup (100ml) vegetable oil
½ lemon , juiced
fresh dill weed, chopped


Make the aïoli by mixing egg yolk, garlic, mustard and seasoning. Slowly whisk in the oil until it makes a thick sauce. Add lemon juice and chopped fresh dill.

Squeeze the excess liquid from the grated potato, then mix the potato, onion and flour. Season and form into two roesti. In a frying pan with a little oil fry the roesti for 5 minutes on each side. Keep warm.

Brush the mustard over the salmon. Season and grill for 5 minutes. Break it into pieces and serve with the rosti, watercress and aïoli.

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27 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous recipe, yours looks so delicious. I would love some of that salmon, it's my favourite fish.

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  2. I love salmon with this type of sauce....just totally awesome!

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  3. Mmhhh, salmon, dill and potatoes! That's always an awesome combo!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Your salmon looks perfectly cooked and delcious!

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  5. Knowing you, I think it was the 'potatoes'...you seem to favor them. Seriously, it's a nicely thought out dish.

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  6. Hmmmm healthful and delicious! I love roesti. I've a Swiss friend who makes the most extraordinary roesti, but I'm sure yours is just as good!

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  7. Fried potatoes, grated, sliced, chunked, are the best and a lovely partner for salmon!

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  8. They have salmon on sale at the grocery store this week! I'm gonna have to try this Val it looks wonderful!

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  9. I often try to enjoy salmon in different ways and with different sauces. Aioli is a real winner and I must say I like the enhancements with the dill.

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  10. it's been a while since i've had fresh salmon, this photo makes me want to try some soon

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  11. That salmon, dill, potato combination seems so classic. I bet this was delicious!

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  12. Delicious combo of Salmon, potato and dill. Makes my mouth water...!

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  13. I bet you get the best salmon in your parts. Wonderful meal.

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  14. That is a really nice way to enjoy salmon. I like the salmon and dill combo.

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  15. what a lovely meal... :)

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  16. Oh man, pass that plate my way, please! Love everything here. EVERYTHING! The potatoes, the salmon, the aioli ... it's all terrific! This will be perfect for Easter time! YUM!

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  17. I am printing this one out right now! It looks amazing and is just the thing I'm in the mood for tonight. Wish me luck while I try to find some nice salmon. ;)

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  18. The recipe has been bookmarked. I am trying to add more salmon to our diet and I love the aioli sauce you made.

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  19. This is what I would consider to be the absolutely ideal lunch. I can see how the aioli would make it - garlic, dijon and dill - yup -totally works for me.

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  20. The color of that salmon is beautiful Val! I love how you paired it with the aoli, yumm!

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  21. Ooooh now I have to make that! I've been doing quite a lot of salmon recently.
    I am loving this recipe though. On my menu this week - thanks for sharing.

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  22. yes ma'am, that's quite a lunch! even the salmon looks appealing to me, and that rarely happens. :)

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  23. This would be the perfect meal for me. Anything potatoes, fish.

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  24. In my opinion, there is no bad way to make salmon. I will be adding this to my ever-growing list of salmon recipes to try.

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  25. Roesti always makes me think of a Swiss Chef I had in culinary school, he was adamant about the proper, (ie- Swiss) way to prepare them. Great memories!

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  26. Allioli is one of my favourite sauces and your additions sound so interesting and different! I wonder if there were any leftovers here ;D

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  27. You're marvelous with potatoes and you have BC fresh salmon...of course the plate's a winner.

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