Really nice spring and summer dish with salmon grilled to perfection, Baby potatoes tossed in butter and dill, perfectly cooked fresh white asparagus. Served with lemony hollandaise and some fresh pea shoots 🤤
YOU NEED THIS:
HOLLANDAISE: (2 people)
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon water
75 grams butter
Squeeze of lemon
Pinch of salt
1. Potatoes: Peel and rinse the potatoes and add to a pot. Cover up with water and add plenty of salt. Let it come to a boil and boil until cooked through. Rinse the water off and let them cool down. Then slice the potatoes, put them back in the pot. Add a click of butter and chopped dill.
2. Asparagus: cut a few cm off at the bottom. Then peel the asparagus from bottom of the tip down. Cut them up in about 5 cm pieces. Add to a pot and cover with water. Add a little salt and let it come to a boil. Boil for about 5 minutes. Boiling time depends on how thick the asparagus is and how fresh the asparagus is. For my asparagus, 5 min was perfect. Rinse the water off and add a click of butter and a squeeze of lemon. Season with salt.
Clean the salmon and season with salt and some lemon zest. Heat up the grill. Add some oil to the grill and sear the salmon so it receives some color. Then move it on to a cedar wood plate and let it cook there for the remainder of the time. This will add lots of flavor to the salmon. Cook until the salmon reached about 50 degrees. The best is to use a food thermometer. This will go very quick. Just about 10 min or so.
4. HOLLANDAISE: Once the salmon starts to reach the temperature goal, start with the sauce. Add the egg yolks and the water into a small pot. Add the butter into another small pot and let it melt. Put the egg mixture on a stove on a medium heat and whisk constantly. Once the mixture has gotten nice and thick you slowly add the butter a little by little. It’s best to take the pot off the stove to make sure it doesn’t turn in to scrambled eggs. Once all the butter is in add a squeeze of lemon and season with salt. If you feel like the sauce is to thick you can add a little bit of water. If too thin you can put it back on the stove and whisk until you have the desired consistency.
5. Time to plate:
Add some dill potatoes, the salmon, the asparagus, a click of sauce and top it off with some pea shoots...
Especially delicious if you grow your own. It’s super easy. Just buy some pea seeds in the store. Soak them in water for 24 hours. Add some soil to a pot, add the seeds and cover with a thin layer of soil. Water a little each day and in about a week you have some tasty homegrown pea shoots 😋