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Fast & Easy Dinner: Salmon, Apples, and Fennel

Fast & Easy Dinner: Salmon, Apples, and Fennel


I enjoy using ingredients reserved for a specific type of cooking to create something totally different and unexpected. Take apples; for example, crisps, pies, and sweets usually come to mind. That's why I got excited when I found this delicious, savory dinner recipe. In this dish, apples are paired with buttered salmon and fresh fennel for a scrumptious meal that is exciting and distinct. To experiment with apples in a whole new way,



Salmon, Apples, and Fennel
From Better, Homes, and Gardens magazine

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. water
2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
4 4- to 5-oz. skinless salmon fillets, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
1/4 cup butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 medium fennel bulbs, trimmed, cored, and cut into thin wedges
4 medium cooking apples, cored and cut into thin wedges
1/4 cup honey
Snipped fresh parsley

  1. In shallow dish combine flour, salt, and pepper.
  2. In another shallow dish whisk together eggs and water.
  3. In third shallow dish place the crumbs.
  4. Rinse salmon; pat dry. Dip salmon into flour, then egg, then in crumbs to coat; set aside.
  5. In 12-inch skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the butter and all of the oil over medium heat until butter melts. Add fennel; cook and stir for 4 minutes. Add apples; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes more or until apples and fennel are tender. Stir in honey. Transfer mixture to a bowl; set aside.
  6. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add salmon. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once (if fish browns too quickly, reduce heat to medium-low).
  7. Transfer fish and apple mixture to plates. Garnish with parsley.

Serves 4.

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emalove emalove 8 years
Oh wow, this looks soooooo good. Salmon is my favorite and I love finding new ways to prepare it...
Diana172 Diana172 8 years
What a great mixture! This looks amazing.
lizalee lizalee 8 years
i'm going to try this!
lizalee lizalee 8 years
i'm going to try this!
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 8 years
I wonder what other herb you could use, besides fennel. Do the bulbs taste the same as the seeds? I'm with cravinsugar on this one. I can't even stand to eat Italian sausage, because of the fennel flavor.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
So not a salmon fan...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
So not a salmon fan...
cravinsugar cravinsugar 8 years
EW! Fennel is like, the one spice i can't STAND. I made the mistake of popping some fennel seeds at an indian restaurant (not knowing what they were) and have an aversion to them ever since. everything else seems good though!
fragiletearz fragiletearz 8 years
I just may have to give salmon another try
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Mmmmm I loveeeeee salmon!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Mmmmm I loveeeeee salmon!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 8 years
:FEEDME:I'm definitely making this. Salmon taste so good when it's paired with something sweet like Mango or Apples!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 8 years
:FEEDME: I'm definitely making this. Salmon taste so good when it's paired with something sweet like Mango or Apples!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Sounds delicious! Definitely being added as a favorite.
Seraphim Seraphim 8 years
that looks so yummy!! i want it now for lunch :)
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