Salmon is a versatile and delicious fish that pairs beautifully with a variety of flavors. One classic combination is salmon with white wine and dill. This recipe combines the richness of the salmon with the lightness and acidity of white wine, and the fresh, herbaceous flavor of dill. The result is a dish that is both elegant and flavorful.
– 4 salmon fillets
– 1/2 cup dry white wine
– 2 tablespoons fresh dill
– 2 tablespoons lemon juice
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Olive oil for cooking
Step 1: Marinating the Salmon
Start by marinating the salmon fillets in a mixture of white wine, lemon juice, and fresh dill. In a shallow dish, combine the white wine, lemon juice, and dill. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper, then place them in the marinade, making sure they are fully coated. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
Step 2: Cooking the Salmon
After marinating, remove the salmon fillets from the dish and pat them dry with a paper towel. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the salmon fillets skin-side down. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the salmon is cooked to your desired level of doneness. The skin should be crispy and the flesh should be opaque and flake easily with a fork.
Step 3: Serving the Salmon
Once the salmon is cooked, remove it from the skillet and transfer it to a serving platter. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh dill and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve the salmon with the remaining white wine from the marinade. This dish pairs well with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh green salad.
When it comes to pairing wine with salmon, a dry white wine is an excellent choice. The acidity and citrus notes in the wine help to cut through the richness of the fish, while the herbaceous flavors of dill complement the flavors of the dish. Some recommended white wine options for serving with salmon include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, or Pinot Grigio. These wines provide a refreshing and balanced accompaniment to the salmon.
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