Seared Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Potato

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Classic sweet-and-savory Sicilian flavors come together in this easy salmon supper. Plump raisins add a sweet note to a salty, crunchy mix of bacon, celery, potatoes, and cauliflower. You’ll also cook the salmon “restaurant style,” by searing in a hot pan for a golden crust and then basting.


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Serves 2
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1 Tbsp
Balsamic Vinegar
1 stalk
2 3/4 cups
1 Tbsp
3 pieces
12 stalks
2 Tbsp
Golden Raisins
1/3 cup
1/2 Tbsp
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Step 1
Place Golden Raisins (2 Tbsp) in a small bowl and cover with warm water to reconstitute for five minutes. Drain raisins and place in a large bowl.
Step 2
Quarter Red Grapes (1 cup) and add to large bowl.
Step 3
Separate Cauliflower Florets (3 cups) by using your hands or knife into small pieces and set aside.
Step 4
Dice Celery (1 stalk) into half inch sliced pieces and hold.
Step 5
Slice Purple Potatoes (1 1/2 cups) into quarter inch thick slices across to create coins and hold.
Step 6
Wipe small bowl used for raisins and juice Lemon (1) into small bowl, remove seeds, and hold.
Step 7
In a large saute pan, heat Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) over medium high heat. Once oil is hot, add cauliflower florets with Salt (1/2 tsp) and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) . Cook for approximately seven minutes, until cauliflower is golden brown.
Step 8
Spread cauliflower florets out onto a foil lined sheet pan to cool.
Step 9
Chop twelve Fresh Chives (12 stalks) and hold for garnish.
Step 10
Dice Bacon (3 pieces) into quarter inch small pieces.
Step 11
In the same large saute pan over medium heat, add Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) . Add bacon and celery and cook for four minutes until bacon is crisp and celery is softened.
Step 12
Remove bacon and celery from pan and spread out onto the same sheet pan to cool.
Step 13
In the same saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add potatoes in a single layer and cook, stirring frequently, being careful not to damage potatoes. Cook for nine minutes or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Remove potatoes from pan.
Step 14
Pat dry Salmon Fillets (2) with paper towels. Slice each fillet in half across to create four equal pieces. Season with Salt (1/2 tsp) on both sides.
Step 15
Cook salmon for three minutes on one side only, and then add Unsalted Butter (2 Tbsp) to pan.
Step 16
Flip fish gently and pour in lemon juice. Using a spoon, baste fish continuously with lemon juice and butter mixture and cook for three more minutes until center is opaque and cooked through. Remove pan from heat until plating.
Step 17
Place the cauliflower, celery, bacon, and potatoes in a large bowl with raisins and grapes. Add Capers (1 Tbsp) and half of the chopped chives. Season with Salt (1/2 tsp) , Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) and Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) . Toss gently.
Step 18
In a medium bowl, toss Arugula (2 3/4 cups) with Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) and the Balsamic Vinegar (1 Tbsp) .
Step 19
Arrange roasted cauliflower mixture and purple potatoes on two plates. In the center of each plate, offset two salmon pieces and top half of the fillets with chives.
Step 20
Garnish salmon with arugula and serve.

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