Saturday, February 25

Baked tarragon Salmon with Green Beans

Tarragon is a great herb. It has a very noticeable and distinct flavor. Some people say it tastes of anise or licorice but I beg to differ. Although, it does has similar floral notes tarragon tastes nothing like licorice. It does has a sweet flavor which accompanies a variety of food well. I love parring it with seafood, creme fresh, or vegetables. I also goes well in hummus.

Serves 2-4
Full time: 30 minutes

You will need:

1 1/2 lb pink salmon fillet
1 lb frozen green beans
4 celery ribs, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 bunch fresh tarragon, divided into thirds
4 tbsp butter
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning

Let us begin:

Preheat oven to 400

On a large sheet of aluminum foil take your butter and coat half the sheet with a thin layer
Place the salmon fillet on the buttered half, set aside

In a saute pan, add 1/2 of the butter, 1/2 of the onion, 1/2 of the celery, and the lemon juice. Saute over medium heat until vegetables turn translucent

Add in 1/3 of the tarragon and wilt.

Pour this mixture over the fish

Now carefully fold aluminum foil and crimp edges to create a nice package (en papillote). Place package on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes

While this bakes, in the saute pan place remaining butter, onion, celery and seasoning. Saute over medium heat until vegetables turn translucent.

Add in frozen green beans, cook on low heat until fish is ready.

Remove fish from oven and let rest for 2-3 minutes

Add 1/3 tarragon to saute pan and wilt. Move bean mixture to a large serving platter

Carefully open foil package and unveil your fish

Place fish on top of bean on the platter and top with remaining tarragon