This dish shows off the importance of contrasting textures and temperatures when assembling a dish. The hot, crisp-skinned salmon tops a warm, soft, earthy mushroom and potato salad; both are surrounded by a cool, tangy tomato citronette (vinaigrette made with citrus instead of vinegar). You'll be amazed how delicious the skin of the salmon gets when cooked this crisp!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 10 to 20 minutes. Drain and cut into bite-size chunks.

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  • Cut 1/2-inch deep slashes lengthwise down the skin-side of each fillet. Season each fillet with salt and black pepper and rub 1/2 teaspoon olive oil into each.

  • Stir tomatoes, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 of the lemon juice, herb mustard, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until well-combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled.

  • Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir mushrooms and whole garlic clove over medium heat until mushrooms start to wilt, 5 to 10 minutes; remove garlic from skillet. Stir potato chunks, salt, and cayenne pepper into mushrooms; squeeze remaining lemon juice into skillet. Cook and stir until potatoes are crispy and golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Heat remaining olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place salmon, skin-side down, in hot skillet and cook until fish is white about halfway up the sides, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip fish and cook until desired doneness is reached, 3 to 5 minutes more.

  • Divide potato-mushroom mixture between 2 plates and top each with a salmon fillet. Garnish with tomato mixture.

Nutrition Facts

831 calories; protein 30.4g 61% DV; carbohydrates 27.7g 9% DV; fat 68.2g 105% DV; cholesterol 50.4mg 17% DV; sodium 173.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2015
Second time's a charm. I have made this twice. The first time I made it just as written except I broiled the salmon instead of pan cooking it. We did not like the contrast of cold tomatoes with the hot potatoes and fish. We also thought the potatoes and fish needed a little more sauce. I would give it 4 stars as written. The second time I tweaked things more to our preferences. I broiled the salmon as before. I doubled the tomato marinade and used it to sauté the tomatoes. I then poured it over the potatoes mushrooms and salmon. 5 stars and company level taste! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2015
Second time's a charm. I have made this twice. The first time I made it just as written except I broiled the salmon instead of pan cooking it. We did not like the contrast of cold tomatoes with the hot potatoes and fish. We also thought the potatoes and fish needed a little more sauce. I would give it 4 stars as written. The second time I tweaked things more to our preferences. I broiled the salmon as before. I doubled the tomato marinade and used it to sauté the tomatoes. I then poured it over the potatoes mushrooms and salmon. 5 stars and company level taste! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2019
This was pretty good. No tomatoes as hubby does not like them. I may have had the heat too high as most everything got a bit too brown (almost black). I found it hard to have so many things going on at once. But the salmon turned out well: tasty good texture moist. The instructions about cooking it helped a lot re: how many minutes and how the salmon should look. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2020
Made as written except the cayenne pepper. I liked it very much, hubby was not a fan of the crispy skin. I can't wait to try it with homegrown tomatoes Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2020
I made it exactly as written. Husband and I both loved it, it will stay in our rotation. Read More