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It is always nice to find a new recipe for salmon. This Paleo friendly recipe is light, refreshing and full of flavour. It was as well my first time I cooked fennel. I hate liquorice flavour, so I assumed that I have to stay away from fennel. How big was my surprise when I first cooked it. It has nice slightly sweet and fresh flavour. So if you are like me, give it a go and try fennel in your recipes, you will be surprised with his nice taste.

Preparation: 15 minutes   Cooking: 25 minutes 

Ingredients:

poached salmon

  • 4 salmon filets skinless
  • 1 small fennel
  • 400 ml coconut cream
  • 1 lemongrass stern (finely grated)
  • 5 cm of ginger (sliced)
  • 2 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (stevia for Paleo)
  • salt

fennel puree

  • 1 big fennel or 2 smaller chopped
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 375ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp butter

Method, or the way I cooked it:

1. First start with the puree. Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the shallot for few minutes till translucent. Add the chopped fennel and cook for another 2 minutes. fennel pure 1

2. Pour the vegetable stock into the pan and simmer for 15 minutes or till the liquid reduce. fennel pure 2
3. While the fennel is cooking it is time to prepare the sauce for the salmon. Preheat the oven 180°C. In a saucepan combine all the ingredients (coconut cream, lemongrass, ginger, lemon, fish sauce and sugar) and slightly simmer for 5 minutes.
confit salmon 1
confit salmon 2
4. Place the fish into the baking dish and pour over the sauce. On top of the fish spread thin slices of fennel. 
confit salmon 4
5. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
confit salmon 5

6. While the salmon is baking it is time to finish the fennel puree. Blend the cooked fennel in a food processor and push through a sieve into the saucepan. 

fennel pure 3

7. On a low-temperature mix in the butter and lemon juice, add salt if needed. 

fennel pure 4

8. After 15 minutes take the salmon out of the oven, arrange everything on the plate and serve.

poached salmon

Bon Appetit!

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