Salmon Filets for four people (
2 lbs or more, preferably skinned)
Juice of half an orange or a few tlbs of bottled OJ
1/3 cup fresh Ramps or Leek greens sliced across in 3/4 inch strips - (substitute
green, white or even purple onions... why not?)
1/2 clove of finley choped garlic
1/2 to 3/4 lb of fresh Black Trumpets (Craterellus
fallax or cornucopioides)
1/2 cup of white wine
1/2 cup of vegetable or fish broth
1/4 cup of heavy cream (or half and half will do)
1/2 a stick of butter
Put the Salmon on a plate and cover with orange juice. Sprinkle with
salt and set aside.
If using dry mushrooms reconstitute them by warming them in a pan with the wine for five
minutes (or longer depending on the mushrooms). When you get to a boil turn it down to low
and simmer. Set them aside and consider straining the wine if the mushrooms were gritty.
There's nothing worse than sand in your teeth to ruin a great meal. Chop the mushrooms to
bite size. Melt the butter and add the garlic for a few seconds then the mushrooms. When
the mushrooms are cooked stir in the leek greens until wilted and dark green. Then add the
stock and wine and reduce by half. Butter and broil or grill your fish while reducing the
sauce. When reduced add the cream and season with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
Spoon the mushrooms onto plates and place the fish on top. Garnish with finly cut leek
greens and or orange zest. Serve with Asparagus and oven roasted potatoes. Wow!