Potato-wrapped salmon

8
5
1
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Difficult
Although this recipe is a bit labor-intensive, the result is worth it. The elegant looking presentation will steal the show at your next dinner party. Otherwise, it takes just six ingredients to make and will be ready to go in about 40 minutes. You use wax paper to help you fold the potato slices up and over the salmon, then seal together with even more potatoes. You also have to put the wrapped salmon in the fridge to give the potatoes some time to set, which should take about 30 minutes. Broil the fish and potatoes until they're cooked through and crispy, which cuts down on cook time, but keep an eye on things as broilers can vary wildly in intensity.

Ingredients

uncooked potato(es)

2 large, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise

fresh lemon juice

2 tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

uncooked Atlantic salmon fillet(s)

1 pound(s), cut into four pieces

Dijon mustard

4 tsp

unsalted butter

Tbsp, melted

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes in a colander and toss with lemon juice and salt. Let stand until potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Tear off 4 squares of wax paper (about 12-inches [30 cm] square) and spray with nonstick cooking spray (preferably butter-flavored). Shingle all but four potato slices horizontally to form a 5x9-inch (13x23 cm) rectangle on each square. Spray potatoes with cooking spray.
  4. Place salmon lengthwise over potatoes and spread with mustard.
  5. Lift right side of wax paper and fold over salmon, covering it with potatoes. Lightly press paper to help potatoes adhere to fish and peel back wax paper. Repeat with left side of wax paper.
  6. Lay remaining potato slices over seam where shingled potatoes meet and brush with butter.
  7. With a spatula, carefully transfer salmon to baking sheet, turning bundles over so the side with the additional potato slice is down. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate so potatoes set, about 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat broiler. Spray potatoes with cooking spray. Broil 6 inches (15 cm) from heat until potatoes are golden and crisp, about 5 minutes on each side.

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