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Sumac Salmon with Orange Sauce

sumac salmon with orange sauce



2 C orange juice

6 medium (800g) parsnips, peeled & chopped

90g butter

1 T grated orange rind

4 T cream

2 t sumac

1 T plain flour

6 x 160g boneless salmon portions

1 T olive oil

½ C white wine

3 oranges, segmented

2 T chopped fresh chives



  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Place the orange juice in a saucepan over high heat and boil for 6-10 minutes or until it has reduced to about 100ml. Set aside.
  3. Cook the parsnips in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until soft, drain and cool slightly. Transfer to the bowl of a food processor and add salt, pepper, 75g butter, orange rind and cream, and whiz until you have a smooth puree. Set aside in a warm place while you cook the salmon.
  4. Combine sumac and flour on a piece of non-stick baking paper and season generously with salt and pepper. Dip skinless side of salmon fillets into the spice mixture to coat.
  5. Heat remaining butter and the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the salmon, seasoned-side down and cook for 2 minutes. Turn and cook for another 2 minutes or until skin is crispy. Transfer to a baking tray and place in oven for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the wine to the orange juice and cook over high heat for about 5 minutes until reduced by half. Add the orange segments to just heat through. Stir in the chives. Place a generous serve of parsnip puree on each plate, top with a piece of salmon and drizzle with the sauce. Garnish with extra chives if desired.


Serves 6.

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