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Get Your Irish Up with Some Scrumptious Salmon!

Posted on March 16, 2019 with 0 comments


It's that time of year again!

You're either really Irish, or you wish you were!

So do yourself a favor, eschew the supposedly traditional corned beef, et al., and look back to The Auld Sod (or to This Auld Chef!!!) for some more authentically Irish treats!

Case in point: fish 'n' chips may be ubiquitous in Irish pubs (and I do love them), but nothing says "Ireland" like a perfect slab o' salmon with some crispy or creamy potatoes on the side.

First off, consider this miraculous plate of food, which brings salmon and pork together in a surprisingly satisfying marriage made in culinary heaven...

Salmon on A Bed of Creamed Ham, Onions, and Celery with Dill

For a deliciously light, cool and refreshing meal, try my Poached Salmon with Basil Mayonnaise on a bed of arugula with sautéed cubed potatoes...

Poached Salmon with Basil Mayonnaise, Sautéed Cubed Potatoes and Arugula Salad

For a heartier St. Patrick's Day dinner, you will love David Pisegna's brilliant recipe for Herb-Roasted Salmon with Pinot Noir Sauce, a dish that's brought us so much joy on special occasions over the past 30 years...

Herb-Roasted King Salmon with Pinot Noir Sauce

And here's a particularly wicked salmon preparation that is both tasty and indulgent!  We love this Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon with Succotash and Sautéed Potatoes...

Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon with Succotash and Sautéed Potatoes 

(Be sure to spray a little EVOO in the pan before that ham 'n' salmon package goes on the heat!)

So have a wonderful day - Sláinte! - and try to look beyond what you've been told are Irish foods suitable for St. Patrick's Day.  The Emerald Isle has some of the greatest natural resources in the world.  Employ them!  Enjoy them!