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Danish Grilled Salmon with Warm Salad and Lemon Butter

Dansk grillet laks med varm salat og lemon smør

A traditional, yet elegant grilled salmon dinner recipe from Denmark. No Dane lives further than 30 miles from the ocean. Seafood is an important part of Danish cooking.

Serves 6

Lemon butter

  • 5 oz Danish Butter (Slightly salted butter)
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 small crushed clove garlic

Warm salad

  • 3 small green and yellow squash, sliced (approx. 16 oz)
  • 2 tbsp grape seed oil
  • 3 oz skinned, split almonds
  • 3 fennels, cut into thin strips (approx. 9 oz)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 7 oz fresh spinach leaves, coarsely shredded
  • 2 lemons in wedges

Grilled salmon:

  • 1 fresh salmon fillet with skin on, 1 piece (approx. 2 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Lemon butter:

  • Stir butter with remaining ingredients.
  • Put the lemon butter into a small bowl and place it, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Warm salad:

  • Cut the courgette slices into quarters.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over a moderate heat.
  • Fry almonds for approx. 2 min.
  • Turn up to high heat and add squash and fennel.
  • Fry the vegetables for approx. 5 min. and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Leave to cool a little.
  • Arrange spinach leaves on a serving dish and top with warm vegetables and lemon wedges.


Grilled salmon:

  • Remove bones from the salmon fillet, if any.
  • Sprinkle the fish with lemon peel, salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon fillet, fish side down, on a baking tray or a rack in the roasting pan.
  • Grill the salmon for approx. 10 min. on both sides.


Tip: The salmon can be grilled on a barbecue, approx. 10 min. on both sides. The salad can be served cold.

Decoration: Fennel top.

Accompaniment: Boil 2 1/4 lbs potatoes


LastUpdate: 2015-04-21 09:19:34