Recipe by Chef John
"This really produces a fantastic piece of salmon, and when paired with a simple potato and leek chowder, would make a terrific Valentine's dinner idea."
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leek, white and tender green parts only, halved lengthwise and sliced
salt to taste
1 1/2 cups
diced Yukon Gold potatoes
water, or more as needed
2 (12 ounce)
center-cut salmon fillets
tarragon Dijon mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Asian chili paste (sambal), or more to taste
green onion, chopped
Made this for my wife and she flipped. Requesting this recipe once a month now. Don't make the mistake I did -- found the chowder very bland while cooking, added chicken stock and punched up the seasoning. It didn't need it. Once the salmon is put together with the soup + chili paste... it all comes together. Go AS IS!
Made this for my husband on Valentine's Day, and he loved it! I used Dijon mustard between the layers of salmon as suggested in the video. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly as written. The video was very helpful. Thanks for such a great dish!
Sorry but directions are inscrutable -- exactly what is the belly? Is it the flesh of the salmon? And it seems to me that the chowder recipe was left hanging -- are we to use the cooking water of the potatoes for the liquid, then mash all together, I assume keeping the bacon for the top? Or do we use the bacon in the soup? And what about milk or cream which a traditional chowder calls for? Chef John, you should have made a video of this recipe so we would know what you're talking about!
sorry, but this recipe is to complicated and confusing for me. i didn't finish it. i also was missing the cream in the chowder
My Valentine and I shared this cooking experience and it was lovely!!!!!!!! Directions and video were perfect and humorous....would try anything by Chef John.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 196
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