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Salmon and Mussels with a Mixed Mushroom Sauce Recipe

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This sauce is fantastic! All the earthy flavor of mushrooms and rich as well! I chose to put it over salmon and mussels since I was in the mood for both and it was a great pairing. It also goes well over chicken, so if you had extra sauce like I did, I saved it, warmed it up, grilled chicken and poured it over the chicken – see Grilled Chicken with a Mixed Mushroom Sauce. What a great way to have another meal not to mention super easy since the sauce was already done! The purpose of using dried mushrooms is to thicken the sauce and incorporate the rich bold flavor of the reserved liquid, which I like to call liquid gold. Even though this is a meal by itself you can choose to make Crostini to scoop up the wonderful sauce! See Chatty Advice below for instructions on selecting mussels, proper storage and when to discard them. Serves 2 with leftover sauce or will serve 4 by making 4 filets and double the ingredient amounts for mussels.

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Cost per serving $6.66 view details

Directions

  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add dried mushrooms. Reconstitute for about 20-30 minutes. While mushrooms are reconstituting prep the rest of the sauce ingredients. After the mushrooms have reconstituted strain mushrooms from liquid but save liquid. Wash mushrooms to remove any grit. Using a paper towel strain liquid to remove grit and reserve liquid. In a blender add reserved liquid and mushrooms and blend until smooth. Set aside. In a large skillet over medium high heat add olive oil and mushrooms and sauté until mushrooms begin to release their liquid. Add more oil if pan seems way too dry. Add shallots and sauté for about a minute. Add wine to deglaze the pan and reduce wine by half. Add broth and reduce by half. Whisk in blended mushroom mixture (you may need to add a little bit beef broth or red wine to get the mixture out), cream and butter. Add salt and pepper and taste. Adjust seasoning if needed. Turn heat off and cover to keep warm and cook salmon or if you can multi task as I did broil the salmon while making the sauce.
  2. To cook the salmon you can choose to broil like I did because it was easy to pop into the oven while I made the sauce and was done by the time sauce was, grill or pan fry. If you are grilling or pan frying it will take extra effort on your part. If broiling place salmon on a baking sheet coated with Pam or line with foil. Broil on top rack on high. Depending on your oven it should take about 10 minutes. I like my salmon medium to done so I take it out at the medium stage and cover because of the carry over cooking time. This should result in a very moist salmon. To see if it is medium I gently open the middle with a spatula. The center not top should look a bit tad bit raw still. If choosing to grill preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat, add salmon and cover. If using a grill pan use one of your pot lids to cover. Grill for about 10 minutes and us the same technique mentioned above to check for doneness. Remove from grill or grill pan, cover and set aside. If choosing to pan fry, add olive oil to a skillet and cook over medium high heat covered for about 10 minutes. Again use the same technique above to check for doneness.
  3. In a large to medium sized pot add butter and melt over medium high heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant about a minute. Add mussels and white wine, stir and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes or until mussels have opened. If any mussels did not open, discard them. While mussels are cooking, stir sauce and check the sauce to see if it is still warm and if not turn heat on and warm. Once mussels are done plate by adding sauce to a plate top with salmon add mussels and add more sauce. Serve extra sauce on the side.
  4. If wanting to make crostini, slice bread on a diagonal and spray with non-stick cooking spray, place in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes or until toasted.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 768g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 957  
Calories from Fat 625 65%
Total Fat 70.5g 88%
Saturated Fat 25.79g 103%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 876mg 37%
Potassium 1307mg 37%
Total Carbs 15.53g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Sugars 5.8g 4%
Protein 44.42g 71%

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