Salmon with Miso-Yuzu Broth
In every class we introduce several unusual ingredients... In this particular class we introduced Yuzu.. which is a wonderful citrus juice that comes from the Yuzu Tree in Japan..It is somewhat a combination of lime..tangerine..and a little lemon..not sour..just a beautiful flavor! Can be used in sauces..drinks..vinaigrettes..or just lightly added to finish a dish..You can buy Yuzu Juice on line at Amazon..
Salmon with Miso-Yuzu Broth..very aromatic broth that is wonderful!
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Butter a large rimed baking sheet. Place 1 (3x4-inch ) sheet konbu on baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes until dry & brittle.. Combine the konbu with 1 C chicken stock..plus 1 C of water in large sauce pan..add 1/2 a jalapeno pepper..Bring to a simmer and drop in the bonito. Crush 3 sprigs of fresh dill and add to broth..Remove from heat and let steep 15 minutes.
Strain through fine mesh sieve..discard solids. In a small bowl stir 1/4 C white miso and one cup of broth until smooth. Return to sauce pan..add 1 T plus 1 t yuzu juice and remaining broth..heat just until bubbles form..Do not boil!! Season 4 (6-oz.) boneless salmon filets..skin on..S & P..bake skin side up until skin peels off easily..or until knife slides easily through the side of the fish..about 12 minutes.garnish with 1 inch fresh ginger..peeled & cut into match sticks..1 scallion thinly sliced at an angle..8 cherry tomatoes..halved..fresh basil leaves..add remaining 1/2 jalapeno minced...
Pan Fried Cod with Chorizo and Littleneck Clams..serves 4...Great blend of flavors..In a large skillet heat 1 T of olive oil over medium heat..Add 1 clove of minced garlic ..cook 1 minute then add 1/2 C white wine 2 sprigs fresh thyme..1/8 cup fresh parsley..1/2t red pepper flake..2-3 lb. littleneck clams> increase heat to med-high and cover. Discard unopened clams..Strain Reserve liquid.. In same skillet add 1 T olive oil add 1 + C of sliced chorizo..stirring occasionally until fat..add 3 red peppers sliced thin to skillet and cook for an additional 10 minutes.. NOW add the reserved clams and reserved juices to the sausage mixture. To finish add 4 T butter..plus T olive oil to skillet.. Dredge in flour 4 skinless cod fillets (6-8 oz. each) seasoned with salt & white pepper..shake off excess. Cook About 4 minutes per side..combine in oven proof dish cod to clam-sausage mixture and put to finish in 400 degree oven. Fish should be flaky.. You could add tomatoes to this dish for added flavor...Season dish with sea salt..