Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Parmesan Herb Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce

 If you are looking for an easy dish that is sure to impress for your Holiday entertaining, look no further.....What I love about this Salmon dish is that it is very easy to prepare and it can be made a day prior to when you are entertaining, which I love doing and if you need more than one for a large crowd you can make 2 at a time.....Having people to your home is enough work in itself, so when I am entertaining, anything I can do to prepare the food and set up a day or two in advance is a real help.....Lets face it its nice to be able to enjoy your own party, that is why I like to have either a big buffet or a strolling dinner letting the guest's help themselves....That goes for the drinks also. I like to have a big vessel with ice and fill it with Wines, Prosecco, mixers and even bottled water for easy access. Also having self serve stations for wine, salads and desserts can also be beneficial!..... I served this with prosciutto wrapped asparagus which I will show you how to prepare along with this fabulous Salmon recipe and the cucumber dill sauce which is a nice companion for the salmon!.......Here is what I did.....Enjoy!

1 whole skinless Salmon
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tablespoons dehydrated or dry Parsley
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
4 to 5 sprigs of Fresh Dill
1 whole English Cucumber (peeled, seeded and rough chopped)
1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
1/3 Cup Sour Cream
2 Tablespoons Fresh Dill
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat Oven to 400
1. Prepare a baking sheet with foil overlapping and a piece of parchment to fit in center like this
2. Lightly spray the parchment with non-stick spray
3. Lay the salmon on the pan and bring up the foil sides and crimp together

4. Bake the salmon for 10 minutes


5. Meanwhile in a bowl mix together the Parmesan cheese parsley and salt and pepper

6. After the 10 minutes uncrimp the foil and continue baking uncovered for 8-10 minutes
7.  Add the parmesan mixture evenly over the salmon the top with the sprigs of dill and cook for 5 more minutes uncovered
8. Once done, let it rest for 5 minutes before transferring carefully to a platter. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed
For sauce, add all ingredients to a food processor or bullet and pulse until mixed
Store covered and refrigerate until needed
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
I used these to serve alongside the Salmon
Preheat oven to 400
1. Clean and then cut about an inch off the bottom of the spear
2. Wrap strips of prosciutto around the spears
3. Place on parchment lined baking sheet that you spray with cooking spray and bake for
 8 minutes
Do not overcook!, you want these crisp and easy to handle
These can also be stored in the refrigerator until needed



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