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,
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
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
- In shallow dish combine flour, salt, and pepper.
- In another shallow dish whisk together eggs and water.
- In third shallow dish place the crumbs.
- Rinse salmon; pat dry. Dip salmon into flour, then egg, then in crumbs to coat; set aside.
- 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.
- 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).
- Transfer fish and apple mixture to plates. Garnish with parsley.